1. Essex ARG, 31st MEU Wrap Up Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011

    Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) back loaded their amphibious craft and gear to the forward-deployed amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), July 30 from Freshwater Beach, Australia, marking the end of their participation in exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.

    CORAL SEA (July 14, 2011) An amphibious assault vehicle departs the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during well deck operations as part of exercise Talisman Sabre. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  2. New Communications Initiative Leads the Way for Future War Fighting

    American and Australian Armed Forces used a new program to enhance communications abilities while embarked onboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS-11) July 9 – 25.

    CORAL SEA (July 26, 2011) Watchstanders from the Australian Navy, United States Army and United States Navy discuss training scenarios in the Joint Operations Command Center (JOCC) aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as a part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Greg Mitchell)
  3. Bonhomme Richard Completes First MV-22 Osprey Recovery

    Air department Sailors recovered their first Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey July 28 while the ship transited to Seattle.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2011) An MV-22 Osprey lifts off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).  This is the first time an Osprey has operated from the newly upgraded ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)
  4. Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 successfully concludes

    The Australian and U.S. military training exercise, Talisman Sabre 2011, concluded July 28.

    ROCKHAMPTON, Queensland (July 11, 2011) Combined service members from Australia and the U.S. review safety procedures at the beginning of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. (U.S. photo by Navy Petty Officer Thomas E. Coffman)
  5. One of a kind: US and Australian forces excel during Talisman Sabre 2011

    Nearly 22,000 U.S. and Australian troops trained together during Talisman Sabre 2011 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

    ROCKHAMPTON, Queensland (July 11, 2011) Combined service members from Australia and the U.S. review safety procedures at the beginning of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.  (U.S. photo by Navy Petty Officer Thomas E. Coffman)
  6. Newest Philippine Navy Ship Gets Aloha Welcome

    More than 100 Filipino-Americans and other well-wishers welcomed BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15) to Hawaii July 27.

    PEARL HARBOR (July 27, 2011) – Members of the Hawaii Filipino community welcome the Philippine Navy's newest ship, BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Mark Logico/Released) See more photos.
  7. Lincoln Sailors Build New Homes during Navy Week LA

    25 Sailors from the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS Champion volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to build two houses, July 26.

    LAWNDALE, Calif. (July 26, 2011) Electrician’s Mate Fireman Jennifer Wulff measures the angle on part of an overhang while working with other volunteers from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) at a Habitat for Humanity Project in Lawndale, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary A. Hunt/Released)
  8. Blue Ridge Arrives in Cairns, Australia

    The USS Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Cairns, Australia July 27 as part of the ship's summer patrol.

    CAIRNS, Australia (July 27, 2011) Sailors aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) man the rails prior to the ships port visit to Cairns, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Greg Mitchell/ Released)
  9. CCSG-9, Lincoln Sailors Give Caps for Kids During LA Navy Week

    USS Abraham Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group 9 personnel gave caps to children at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, July 26, during Navy Week.

    LOS ANGELES (26 July, 2011) - Rear Admiral Troy ‘Mike’ Shoemaker, Commander of Carrier Strike Group 9, right, and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ahron Arendes, from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), present a Navy ball cap to a young patient at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County while Sailors visit the hospital in support of the Navy’s Caps For Kids program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kirk Putnam/Released)
  10. Philippine Navy to Visit Pearl Harbor

    The Philippine Navy's newest ship, BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), is scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 27 for a brief port visit.

    In this June 3, 2011 file photos, Adm. Patrick Walsh, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, is greeted by sideboys as he arrives for a visit aboard Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF 15) in Alameda, Calif. The former Hamilton-class cutter was recently transferred to the Philippine Navy from the U.S. Coast Guard. The new crew is receiving training in Alameda before transiting the ship to the Philippines. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield)