1. Pacific Fleet Commander Holds All Hands Call in Yokosuka

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. visited Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 19 as part of a four-day trip to Japan with stops in Tokyo, Naval Air Station Atsugi and Fleet Activities Sasebo.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. answers interview questions after an all hands call at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond D. Diaz III)
  2. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    Leaders had a very productive meeting aboard USS George Washington yesterday, where they discussed the ongoing transition from the U.S. Navy’s initial emergency response to the role for USS Ashland and USS Germantown to assist the long-term relief efforts.

    Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, left, commander of the George Washington Strike Group; Rear Adm. Jaime Bernadino, center, vice commander of the Philippine Navy; and Commodore Reynaldo Yoma, commander of Naval Forces Command Central, discuss how to improve relief efforts aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Heavin)
  3. Crisis Response: U.S. Navy Aircrewman Aids Philippines

    Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach has dreamt of being the one to rappel down from a floating platform less than five feet under whirring blades to help strangers in need of assistance.

    Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach prepares to drop supplies at Tacloban Air Base from an MH-60S Seahawk during Operation Damayan, Nov. 14.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)
  4. USS Freedom Visits Brunei, Prepares for Operation Damayan

    The ship arrived at Brunei's port of Muara Nov. 18 to take on fuel and supplies in preparation to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines.

    Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) participate in a line handling detail as the ship arrives in Brunei, Nov. 18. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  5. USS Cowpens Assists in Operation Damayan

    The crew of the guided-missile cruiser began its support of Operation Damayan Nov. 16, providing aid to residents affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.

    Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class William Casson takes supplies from an SH-60B Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, assigned to USS Cowpens (CG 63), and gives them to a disaster victim, Nov. 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R Guzman)
  6. USS Mustin Aids in Philippines Disaster Relief

    Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer are assisting in the humanitarian assistance disaster relief mission Operation Damayan in the Philippines.

    Sailors assigned to USS Mustin (DDG 89) carry relief equipment in Ormac City that was provided by international organizations to aid those in impacted communities during Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian H. Abel)
  7. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    The priority is to continue getting relief supplies to Samar/Guiuan, with Guiuan acting as the hub and helicopters moving aid to outer areas. Thus far, more than 368,800 liters of water and approximately 160,000 pounds of food and dry goods have been provided to displaced personnel.

    Local residents in Guiuan approach an MH-60R Seahawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 as it delivers relief supplies Nov. 17 during Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart)
  8. Ospreys Make First Descent Aboard USS George Washington

    Two U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys landed for the first time on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 17 during Operation Damayan.

    A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from the flight deck after refueling operations aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart)
  9. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    More than 335,000 liters of water, 77,000 pounds of food and 6,000 pounds of dry goods have been delivered ashore by the U.S. Navy in the Philippines as part of Operation Damayan through Nov. 17.

    Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Jason Rimando passes water containers to local residents in Henane Nov. 16 during Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas)
  10. George Washington Strike Group Delivers Relief to Thankful Village

    The small village of Guiuan, located in Eastern Samar province, was heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, but with support from the George Washington Strike Group and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade as part of Operation Damayan, the villagers' morale and conditions are improving.

    Civilians exit an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 in Guiuan after being airlifted during Operation Damayan, Nov. 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Liam Kennedy)