1. PACFLT commander visits Korea, ‘confident US, ROK bond tighter than ever’

    Adm. Scott Swift visited South Korea June 15-18 to meet with senior leaders and express his support for Sailors and the U.S. Navy mission in Korea.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, meets with Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Vice Adm. Lee, Ki-Shik, the commander of ROK Fleet, during a three-day visit to the ROK. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  2. Timor-Leste, Pacific Partnership co-host disaster response symposium

    The five-day symposium included discussions, workshops and a tabletop exercise built around civilian and military coordination to support a collaborative, rapid response to natural disasters in Timor-Leste.

    U.S. Capt. Tom Williams, center, mission commander for Pacific Partnership 2016, addresses participants of a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief symposium during the workshop’s closing ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lindsey E. Skelton)
  3. HSC-25 assists in recovery of distressed personnel off Tinian

    An MH-60S helicopter with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 assisted in the recovery of two persons in distress 13 miles northwest of the Northern Mariana island of Tinian, June 18.

    Aircrew from the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 pose for a group photo. The aircrew assisted in the assisted in the recovery of two persons in distress 13 miles northwest of the Northern Mariana island of Tinian, June 18. From left to right: Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Jordan Hunton (Crew Chief), Lt. Amanda Lowery (Aircraft Commander), Lt. Kristin Bowen (Co-pilot), and Naval Aircrewman 2nd Ernesto Rodriguez (Aircrew Swimmer). (U.S. Navy/ADAN Guillermo Torres)
  4. Two carrier strike groups double down in Western Pacific

    The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea June 18.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations, June 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3
      Jake Greenberg)
  5. Makin Island ARG completes group sail

    The three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group completed a group sail off the coast of Southern California, June 17.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) operates in the Eastern Pacific, June 16. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Eric Zeak)
  6. VAQ-138 detachment arrives at Clark Air Base

    The first temporary detachment of U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base, June 15, for training with Armed Forces of the Philippines FA-50 aircraft pilots.

    In this file photo, an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 lands on the runway of Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  7. U.S, Thailand set to begin CARAT maritime exercise

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Royal Thai Armed Forces will kick off June 16.

    In this file photo, landing craft air cushions (LCAC) approach the beach during an amphibious assault with the Royal Thai Navy and U.S. Marines during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  8. Three nations set sail for exercise Malabar 2016

    Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, June 14 to conduct the at-sea phase of exercise Malabar 2016.

    Senior naval commanders from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy pose for a photo before getting underway for Exercise Malabar 2016's at-sea phase. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Davis Anderson)
  9. Mississippi visits Busan during Western Pacific deployment

    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, June 13 for a routine visit as part of its maiden deployment.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at the Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan for a port visit.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  10. USS Carl Vinson conducts MV-22 Osprey flight operations

    In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12.

    An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Castellano)