1. US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, July 9.

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships conduct tactical maneuvers during GUAMEX 2014. (U.S. Navy/CTR3 Raul Sanchez)
  2. RIMPAC 2014 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

    Live fire from ships, submarines and aircraft participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) sank the decommissioned USS Ogden (LPD 5) July 10.

    The ex-USS Ogden (LPD 5) is hit by a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310) during a RIMPAC sink exercise (SINKEX), July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1  Shannon E. Renfroe)
  3. OEF Sailor Awarded Purple Heart during RIMPAC

    Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Cuccaro was presented the Purple Heart by Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a ceremony on Ford Island July 10.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presents the Purple Heart to Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Cuccaro. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  4. Service Members Promoted at Leyte Gulf Historical Landmark

    Five Sailors and one Airman were frocked at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Tacloban, July 10.

    Sailors and an Airman, all part of the Pacific Partnership 2014 mission team, pause for a photo at the Leyete Landing Memorial in Tacloban, Philippines. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  5. Navy Cardiologist Increases Awareness of Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Navy cardiologist Cmdr. Steven Romero hosted a rheumatic heart disease symposium July 10 in Taclobana, Philippines, ass part of Pacific Partnership 2014.

    Cmdr. Steven Romero hosts a rheumatic heart disease symposium in Tacloban as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  6. Pacific Partnership Medical Specialists Make an Impact in Tacloban Hospital

    Medical specialists from Pacific Partnership 2014 fixed ventilators for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban, July 9.

    Lt. Cmdr. Luke Zabrocki attaches a ventilator to an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  7. RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR

    U.S. Third Fleet conducted a two-day scene setter over the weekend for the multinational and interagency participants of exercise Rim of the Pacific's humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario.

    Planners work together on the HA/DR scenario for RIMPAC. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Taylor Smith)
  8. USS Halsey Set for Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 7 for a deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) file photo.
  9. JS Kunisaki arrives in Tacloban for Pacific Partnership

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship, carrying a multinational crew of U.S., Australian, Malaysian and Japanese personnel, arrived in Tacloban, Philippines, July 4 for the final phase of the 2014 mission.

    Builder 3rd Class Gabriel Murgaaltan, right, and a member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines work together during a Pacific Partnership engineering project at San Fernando School in Tacloban. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  10. Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

    The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, toured the People's Republic of China medical ship July 2 during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)

    Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan is shown the computerized tomography (CT) scan aboard the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) hospital ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) during a tour at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)

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