1. U.S. 7th Fleet Kicks Off Vietnam Naval Exchange Activity 2011

    The U.S. Navy began naval exchange activities with the Vietnam People’s Navy on July 15 in Da Nang in conjunction with the 16th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    In this file photoe, Cmdr. Jeffrey Kim, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), greets a senior officer of the Vietnam People’s Navy following the ship’s arrival to Da Nang Aug. 10, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brock A. Taylor)
  2. Navy Staffs Support Exercise Talisman Sabre Around the Clock

    Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF 76) and Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) began the first phase of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011(TS11) this week by standing 24-hour command-and-control watches aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

  3. USS George Washington, USS Cowpens Aid Vessel in Distress

    An Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel in distress receives aid, support from the ships July 8 in the Indian Ocean.

    INDIAN OCEAN (July 8, 2011) A stranded fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean, discovered by helicopters from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN73), awaits rescue. George Washington sent Sailors in rigid hulled inflatable boats and helicopters to assist the civilians who were then taken to USS Cowpens (CG 63). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)
  4. Patrol Squadron 40 makes corrosion control top priority

    Patrol Squadron 40 aircrewmen are combining teamwork and the latest technology to overhaul corrosion on the squadron's aircraft.

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 14, 2011)—Aviation Ordinanceman 3rd Class Amour Nixon helps push an AGM-65 "Maverick" training missile into place underneath a P-3C Orion assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  5. USS Ohio Visits Yokosuka, Japan

    Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka July 13 for a port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 13, 2011) the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.  Ohio is visiting Yokosuka during a deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)
  6. USS Texas Arrives in Busan, Korea for Port Visit

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine arrived in Busan July 9 for a port visit.

  7. Orient Express Band Supports 'America in 3D'

    The 7th Fleet Band’s “Orient Express” performed at Baguio City, Philippines in support of the U.S. Embassy’s 'America in 3D' exhibition July 8-10.

    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (8 July, 2011) Musician 3rd Class Gabriel Brown of the 7th Fleet Bands Orient Express sings "Billionare," by Bruno Mars during a performance at the SM City Mall in Baguio City. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 3rd Class Zachary Buckwash/ Released)
  8. Patrol Squadron 40 puts forward-deployed logistics to work

    Patrol Squadron 40 logistics specialists are improving the squadron's forward-deployed capabilities and readiness.

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 4, 2011) Airman Christopher Clemens, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40, directs an P-3 Orion on the flight line. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone\Released)
  9. USS McCampbell Sailors visit Children’s Hospital at Westmead

    USS McCampbell Sailors joined sailors from Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Parramatta for a service project at the Children’s Hospital, July 7.

    SYDNEY (July 5, 2011) – Hull Technician Fireman Apprentice Tim Alloggio, from Kinston, N.C., assigned to USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), pins ribbons onto a girl’s bib at Sydney Children’s Hospital during a community service project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mikey Mulcare)
  10. VAQ-136 Walking Down a Path Filled with Big Changes

    Embarked squadron VAQ-136 from Carrier Air Wing FIVE is looking down a flight path filled with major changes in the months ahead.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 21,2011) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chiva Jones directs an EA-6B Prowler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 from the number one catapult on board USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/RELEASED)