1. US, ROK Navies Build Relationships to Increase Interoperability

    USS Kidd (DDG 100) and other ships of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group embarked liaison officers during a July 15-19 exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy.

    U.S. Navy and ROK Navy sailors work together in the combat information center aboard USS Kidd (DDG 100). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Declan Barnes)
  2. USS Denver to Decommission After 46 Years of Service

    The amphibious transport dock ship will be decommissioned during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, August 14.

    USS Denver (LPD 9) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN  Lacordrick Wilson)
  3. Special Operations Forces, USS Independence Train Together

    Special operations forces from the U.S., South Korea and Peru conducted a covert training mission aboard the littoral combat ship as part of exercise RIMPAC 2014.

    Republic of Korea special forces scale up the side of USS Independence (LCS 2) during a training mission July 14 as part of RIMPAC. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corey T. Jones)
  4. USS Avenger and Defender Depart Sasebo after MCM Swaps

    The two mine countermeasures ships departed Sasebo, Japan, for the final time July 15 after completing hull swaps with USS Pioneer and USS Chief.

    USS Avenger (MCM 1) sits moored alongside USS Pioneer (MCM 9) in preparation for Avenger's crew transitioning to Pioneer as part of a hull swap in Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  5. Patrol Squadron 5, P8-A Aircraft Deploy to 7th Fleet

    The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 began a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations July 15.

    In this file photo,P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 sit on the tarmac at Perth Airport earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MCC Keith DeVinney)
  6. U.S., ROK Exercises Demonstrate Commitment, Resolve

    U.S. military forces, to include ships and aircraft from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, are conducting a series of bilateral exercises with the Republic of Korea armed forces July 16-19 to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.

    In this file photo, ships of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Republic of Korea Navy exercise together in October. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ricardo R. Guzman)
  7. Pacific Partnership Completes Philippines Mission

    The 10-day humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparedness mission in Tacloban wrapped up July 15 with a closing ceremony.

    U.S. Navy Steelworker 2nd Class Felipe Esparza, right, and a Philippine Navy counterpart work together on an outpatient maternity ward project in Tacloban. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  8. Pacific Partnership Participates in Tacloban Hospital Anniversary Celebration

    Members from Pacific Partnership 2014 participated in the 98th anniversary celebration of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban, July 12.

    The Pacific Fleet Band performs at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban for their anniversary ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  9. Sailor Reunited with Family in Tacloban on Pacific Partnership

    A member of the Pacific Partnership mission team met her mother and siblings for the first time in five years in Tacloban, Philippines, July 11 during Pacific Partnership 2014.

    Yeoman 2nd Class Hannah Herrera meets her family for the first time in five years at the Tacloban City Airport. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  10. USNS Mercy Demonstrates Patient Transfer Capability at RIMPAC

    USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) personnel demonstrated their newest patient transfer capability at exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) July 10.

    A Fassmer life/tender boat from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) heads toward the scene of a mock medical emergency during RIMPAC emergency disaster training. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin W. Galvin)