1. Bonhomme Richard ESG Completes Talisman Sabre

    After two weeks of dynamic maneuvering schemes and elevated command and control the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group completed exercise Talisman Sabre July 18.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard ESG, along with other U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy ships steam in formation off the west coast of Australia during Talisman Sabre. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  2. USNS Impeccable Rescues Distressed Mariners

    The ocean surveillance ship rescued 11 fishermen in the South China Sea while en route to Subic Bay, Philippines, July 19.

    Distressed fishermen await rescue from their sinking fishing vessel by the USNS Impeccable (T-AGO-23) in the South China Sea, July 19. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. USNS Mercy Arrives in Philippines for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Roxas City, Philippines, July 18 for the first half of its mission stop in the host nation for Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchorage off the coast of Papua New Guinea during the ship's most recent mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
  4. PP15 Team, Experts Discuss Disaster Response in Rabual

    The U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and disaster response experts from Papua New Guinea came together July 9 aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy to conduct training and hold a discussion to better prepare Rabaul for future natural disasters.

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy sits at anchorage in Simpson Harbor off the coast of Rabual during Pacific Partnership 2015.
  5. Control Group Keeps Talisman Sabre Training on Target

    As tens of thousands conduct military training in Australia during exercise Talisman Sabre, a combined American-Australian team of nearly 2,500 is working behind the scenes in Hawaii to ensure the exercise is as realistic as possible.

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Steve Davies and Corporal Andrew Hume of the Australian Regular Army and Lt. Col. Paul Sellars of the U.S. Army work together at the combined exercise control group (CECG) on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during exercise Talisman Sabre. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  6. Pacific Partnership Hosts Opening Ceremony in Solomon Islands

    Building and sustaining relationships was the underlying theme of the opening ceremony of the Pacific Partnership 2015 mission in Solomon Islands, July 13.

    Capt. James Meyer delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2015 in the Solomon Islands. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  7. USS Fort Worth, USS Lassen Complete First Combined South China Sea Presence Operations

    The littoral combat ship and guided-missile destroyer completed combined South China Sea presence operations July 9.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the South China Sea July 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Biship)
  8. Sailors, Marines Enhance Partnership With Singapore Armed Forces During 21st CARAT Exercise

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore exercise began July 13.

    Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander, Task Force 73, addresses U.S. and Singapore Armed Forces personnel during the exercise CARAT opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay Pugh)
  9. Millinocket Crew, Pacific Partnership Personnel Save Life in Honiara

    The quick reactions of personnel from Pacific Partnership and USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) saved the life of a man who was drowning in the waters near the ship July 10.

    Royal Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Zilko, left, civilian mariners Shannon Alves, Fred Beck, Daniel Claycomb and Australian Army Lt. Col. Rod Petersen all participated in saving a local man’s life after he had fallen off a boat at Honiara July 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  10. USNS Mercy Completes Mission in Papua New Guinea

    The hospital ship completed its 14-day mission to Papua New Guinea July 10 for Pacific Partnership 2015, after working with local officials to improve disaster relief response capabilities there.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchorage in Simpson Harbor off the coast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, July 8. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Eppler)