1. Pacific Partnership 2013 Concludes First Mission Port of Samoa

    The Samoa phase of Pacific Partnership came to a close June 8 during a ceremony to celebrate the mission, its accomplishments and the relationships developed over the past week.

    During a visit coordinated through Pacific Parnership, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jeffrey Garcia and a Samoan firefighter check the condition of medical equipment belonging to the Samoan Fire and Emergency Services Authority to ensure its readiness to respond in case of emergency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  2. Pacific Partnership Races Against Samoa Longboat Rowing Team

    Pacific Partnership 2013 participated in a friendly Samoan longboat race against the Don Bosco Longboat Rowing Team as part of a cultural exchange, June 8.

    Pacific Partnership 2013 Sailors, partner nation service members, non-governmental organization volunteers and the Samoan Don Bosco Long Boat Rowing Team race past USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) in long boats in Apia, June 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  3. USS Frank Cable Visits Subic Bay

    More than 700 Sailors and civilian mariners aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in the Republic of Philippines, June 7, for a port visit.

    A civilian mariner throws a messenger line as the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrives in Subic Bay, June 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Greg House)
  4. COMPACFLT Commemorates Battle of Midway

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, along with Sailors and guests commemorated the Battle of Midway in a solemn ceremony at Pearl Harbor headquarters June 7.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the audience during a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway held at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters, June 7. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  5. Pacific Fleet Commander Connects History with Today in Remembering Midway

    Although 71 years have passed since the Battle of Midway, the tactical genius and heroism displayed then still inspires the Navy today, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Cecil Haney said in a June 4 message to the Fleet.

    In this file photo, Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Quartermaster Seaman Taylor Robinson after presenting her with a warfare device during a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as it transited past the Hawaiian Islands in April. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke)
  6. CARAT Thailand Commences to Address Shared Maritime Security Priorities

    The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Marine Corps began June 3 with opening ceremonies in Sattahip.

    U.S. Rear Adm. William McQuilkin and Royal Thai Navy Rear Adm. Paitoon Prasopsin speak to exercise participants and guests during the opening ceremony of CARAT Thailand, June 3. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  7. Pacific Partnership Mission in Samoa Opens With Ceremony

    Samoan citizens, service members from U.S. and partner nations, and non-governmental organization volunteers kicked off Pacific Partnership 2013 with an opening ceremony, June 1.

    Prime Minister of Samoa TuiLaepa Aiono Sailele MaLielegaoi addresses participants and guests during the Pacific Partnership opening ceremony in Apia, June 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  8. USS Blue Ridge on Patrol in 7th Fleet

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship is in the midst of a patrol of the south Indo-Asia-Pacific region where the ship and embarked staff will conduct port visits and engage allies to strengthen partnerships.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits in the Philippine Sea May 28 as it makes its way south on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten)
  9. JMSDF Ships Arrive in San Diego to Participate in Amphibious Exercise

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships JS Shimokita (LST 4002), JS Atago (DDG 177), and JS Hyuga (DDH 181) arrived in San Diego May 31 and will take part in exercise Dawn Blitz in June.

    In this file photo, JS Shimokita (LST 4002) departs from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam along with JS Atago (DDG 177) and JS Hyuga (DDH 181), May 20, en route to San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Johans Chavarro)
  10. USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Samoa for First Mission Port of Pacific Partnership

    The ship and its embarked multinational and multiagency team arrived in Apia June 1 for the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013.

    New Zealand Army Lt. Matt Marinovich mans the rails as USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrives in Apia, June 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)