1. Pacific Fleet Band Builds Friendships

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band gave special performances and workshops at local shopping malls, elementary schools, and at medical clinics during a visit to the North Sulawesi province May 31 - June 15 as part of Pacific Partnership.

    NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia (June 11, 2012) Musician 3rd Class Steve Lamonica interacts with a local resident as she plays the tambourine during a U.S. Pacific Fleet Band concert on the island of Sangihe as part of Pacific Partnership. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  2. Pacific Partnership Concludes Visit to Indonesia

    The multinational Pacific Partnership team, operating from hospital ship USNS Mercy, completed work in its first mission port, June 15.

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marshall Clumpner checks the vital signs of an Indonesian man resting in a medical ward aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) oof the coast of North Sulawesi, June 5. (Photo by Kris Radder)
  3. USS Tucson Returns from Deployment

    The submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 14, after completing a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR (June 14, 2012) Sailors salute as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) shifts colors following its return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)
  4. USS Benfold to Depart for Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departs for an eight-month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation, June 15.

    In this file photo, USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits in the Hawaiian operating area underway April 6 with USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), USS Reuben James (FFG 57), and USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), during exercise Koa Kai. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  5. U.S.-Malaysia CARAT Exercise Set to Start

    The 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between forces and agencies of the U.S. and Malaysia begins June 15.

    LUMUT, Malaysia (June 14, 2012) The U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) prepares to moor at Lumut Naval Base to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Glover)
  6. Sexual Assault Prevention, not just a month-long mission

    Adm. Cecil Haney met with his top enlisted leader, Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, and a group of Sailors and civilians from various units from around the region, June 7, to discuss Sexual Assault Awareness.

  7. Record Breaking Day for Pacific Partnership

    Members of the Pacific Partnership Surgical team broke the record for total surgeries performed in a single day aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy, June 12.

    MANADO, Indonesia (June 1, 2012) Cmdr. Brice Nicholson performs cataract surgery on an Indonesian patient as Indonesian optometry residents observe in an operating room aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen/ RELEASED)
  8. Veterinarians Share Knowledge in Sangihe

    A Pacific Partnership joint-veterinarian team has helped local villagers in Najah, Indonesia, by treating their animals for parasites and rabies.

    SANGIHE, Indonesia (June 11, 2012) U.S. Army Spc. Bradley McWillie, right, and World Vets volunteer Helle Hydeskev work with a local Indonesian veterinarian to administer inoculations to a cow during a veterinary civic actions project (VETCAP) in Sangihe, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  9. Pacific Partnership Siau MEDCAP Finishes with Great Results

    The third Medical Civic Action Project conducted during Pacific Partnership’s visit to Indonesia came to a successful close on June 10 on the island of Siau.

    NORTH SULAWESI (June 8, 2012) Dr. Stuart Whiddon, from the Free Dental Society, prepares six year-old patient Aldi Lakada for oral treatment during a Medical Civic Action Project(MEDCAP) during Pacific Partnership 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman)
  10. Food Service Attendants Make a Difference During Pacific Partnership

    There are certain duties on board a ship that must be performed for the greater good of the crew.