1. 18th Annual CARAT Exercise Underway in Philippines

    The 2012 edition of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training between the U.S. Navy and Philippine Navy began July 2 following the arrival of a U.S. Navy Task Group in General Santos City, Philippines.

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines (July 1, 2012) Philippine navy sailors stand at attention to welcome the U.S. Navy as the USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrives for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Hickok)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2012 Bids Farewell to Samar

    The international Pacific Partnership team, operating from hospital ship USNS Mercy, concluded two weeks of outreach in Samar, Philippines, July 1.

    Lt. Cmdr. David Allen, center, examines a seven-year-old patient at Paaralang Elementary School in Samar, Philippines, during a medical civic action project (MEDCAP) as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman)
  3. USS Chicago visits Yokosuka

    The fast attack submarine USS Chicago arrived at Fleet Activitites Yokosuka, Japan, June 29 for its first port visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 29, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  4. George Washington CSG Visits Busan

    Four ships of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, June 27 for a port visit.

    BUSAN, Korea (June 27, 2012) Capt. David Lausman, USS George Washington's commanding officer, presents coins to children dressed in traditional Korean costume during a welcoming ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos)
  5. Synthetic drug testing catching Sailors

    The Navy’s urinalysis testing program for synthetic compounds has been underway for several months, and those who choose to violate the Navy’s policy against substance abuse are being held accountable.

  6. Band Aid Boats: A Vital Link For Mercy

    Crew members aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy transport more than 200 host country patients to and from shore daily in support of Pacific Partnership 2012.

  7. Filipino-American Sailors Revisit Home During Pacific Partnership

    Filipino-American service members returned home to provide aid to their former countrymen during Pacific Partnership 2012.

  8. Filipino Organizations Receive PP12 Donations

    Local Filipino schools and medical clinics received deeply appreciated donations from Pacific Partnership 2012 participants at the Samar Capital Building June 26.

  9. Peleliu ARG Underway for Group Sail

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group departed San Diego, June 25 for a group sail off the coast of California, in preparation for upcoming certifications.

    In this file photo, Sailors man the rails aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in San Diego, June 22, in tribute to their commanding officer's last day in command. Capt. James T. Cox was relieved by Capt. John D. Deehr during a change of command ceremony on board Peleliu's bridge. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)
  10. George Washington CSG Operates in Yellow Sea

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is conducting routine operations with the Republic of Korea navy in international waters west of the Korean Peninsula, June 23-25.

    In this file photo, USS George Washington (CVN-73) steams in the East China Sea June 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)