1. Essex Completes Western Pacific Patrol

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) steams off the coast of northeastern Japan with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Ship JS Hyuga (DDH 181) April 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez)
  2. USS Hopper to deploy to Western Pacific

    In the file photo, Sailors aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) operate the forward gun mount during the Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2011 exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Mark Logico)
  3. USS Essex Offloads 31st MEU

    WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Japan (April 12, 2011) Sailors and Marines debark the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during an offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Essex is wrapping up a three-month patrol in the Western Pacific, which included participation in disaster relief operations in northeastern Japan.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  4. George Washington Sailors Assist in Sasebo

    SASEBO, Japan (April 13, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) listen as residents of the Sakura Challenged Home sing a song in thanks for their assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cheryl Callahan)
  5. George Washington Arrives in Sasebo

    SASEBO, Japan (April 5, 2011) USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailors and Puget Sound and Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers lower bags of luggage from the ship's fantail to a ferry to shuttle transferring personnel to U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class(SW/AW) Marcus D. Mince)
  6. 7th Fleet Band Performs for Thousands at International Military Music Festival

    CHANGWON, Republic of Korea (April 10, 2011) The U.S. 7th Fleet Band stands in formation during the closing ceremony of the 2011 Jinhae International Military Band & Honor Guard Festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling)
  7. Japan Prime Minister visits Camp Sendai

    CAMP SENDAI, Japan (April 10, 2011) Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks to U.S. service members and media during a visit to expresse his appreciation to the U.S. military, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and Joint Task Force Tohoku for such quick response to the natural disaster. The Prime Minister said that the bonds between the U.S. and Japan have been strengthened by this unified effort for relief during Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Army photo by Photo by Spc. April de Armas)
  8. 7th Fleet observes moment of silence, reflects on Operation Tomodachi

    SENDAI, Japan (March 12, 2011) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 14 from Naval Air Facility Atsugi flies over the city of Sendai to deliver more than 1,500 pounds of food to survivors of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Patrol

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 12, 2011) Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) move pallets of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR) kits across the ship’s flight deck, during an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart)
  10. U.S., Indian navies wrap up Malabar exercise

    PHILIPPINE SEA (April 8, 2011) Lt. Brian Zimmerman, flight deck officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), explains how flight deck control manages aircraft to Indian naval officers of the Eastern Fleet. Ronald Reagan is participating in Exercise Malabar. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray)