1. USS Reuben James Returns from Pacific Deployment

    Families and friends greeted the guided-missile frigate as the ship returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after an independent deployment to the western Pacific, June 20.

    PEARL HARBOR (June 20, 2011) Guided missile frigate USS Rueben James (FFG 57) returns home after a five-month deployment in the Western Pacific. The deployment included integrated operations with coalition partners to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
  2. Frank Cable Helps Cleveland Maintain Mission Readiness

    Five Sailors from submarine tender USS Frank Cable were dispatched over the weekend to make repairs to amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland, June 17.

    DILI, Timor-Leste (June 16, 2011) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) arrives off the coast of Dili, Timor-Leste to begin the fourth phase of Pacific Partnership 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative visiting Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington/Released)
  3. Admiral Speaks with Student Interns on Value of PACFLT Work Experience

    The commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) met with students from the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) June 17, to talk about the mission and strategy of PACFLT as well as the value of gaining work experience in the fleet.

    PEARL HARBOR (June 17, 2011) Adm. Patrick Walsh, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Fleet headquarters Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) employees of for a group photo. Walsh met with the students to discuss the Pacific Fleet mission, and the value of work experience in the headquarters environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 2nd Class Patrick Murray)
  4. GW, Carrier Air Wing 5 Squadron Complete Super Hornet Fighting Force

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    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2011) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 performs a successful carrier landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marcos Vazquez)
  5. Navy, Marines Work Together During Exercise Northern Edge 2011

    U.S. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452 from Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., conducted refueling evolutions with Navy jets in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, June 15.

    JOINT PACIFIC ALASKA RANGE COMPLEX, Alaska (June 15, 2011) An EA-18G Growler assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 refuels from a Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules, not pictured, assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452 during exercise Northern Edge 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick)
  6. George Washington NCIS Agent Proud of Dad; CNO Nominee

    Jon Greenert, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent serving aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier feels pretty proud of his father these days.

  7. GW Conducts Carrier Qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 pilots returned to USS George Washington (CVN 73), now underway in the Western Pacific, for carrier qualifications (CQ) as a kickoff to the carriers 2011 Summer Patrol, June 16.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 13,2011) - An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Dambusters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover make the first carrier landing to begin the Carrier Air-Wing FIVE aircraft onload aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/RELEASED)
  8. U.S., Japanese Navy Bands Partner in Seattle

    Navy Band Northwest performed a free concert with the traditional Japanese Taiko drummers and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Fleet Band at Westlake Plaza in Seattle, June 17.

    SEATTLE (June 16, 2011) Kiyokazu Ota, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, speaks about American and Japanese relations aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training squadron ship JS Kashima (TV 3508) during a reception hosted by Rear Adm. Umio Otsuka, commander of Japan Training Squadron. The JMSDF band was in Seattle with the flagship Kashima. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade T. Oberlin/Released)
  9. USS Avenger, USS Guardian Depart Cambodia

    Mine countermeasures ships USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Guardian (MCM 5) departed Sihanoukville June 16, after spending six days in port participating in community relations projects and building teamwork with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.

    SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (June 15, 2011) A Sailor from USS Avenger (MCM 1) jumps to block a shot during a volleyball game with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
  10. 7th Fleet expands partnership with Indonesian Navy

    The U.S. Navy will expand its “strong and growing” friendship with the Indonesian Navy, the U.S. 7th Fleet commander said June 17.

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (June 16, 2011) Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk speaks with Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Soeparno. The two met at Indonesian Navy headquarters to discuss US-Indonesian maritime cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jeff Davis)