1. USNS Mercy Deploying for Pacific Partnership 2012 'Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis'

    The annual Pacific Partnership mission will deploy aboard U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 1.

    in this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through San Diego Bay as she departs for the Pacific Partnership mission in May 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Husman)
  2. U.S. Sailors Join Perth's ANZAC Day March

    Sailors from USS Carl Vinson and her embarked squadrons took part in Perth's ANZAC Day commemoration, April 25.

    PERTH, Australia (April 25, 2012) Residents wave flags as Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) march in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day parade through downtown Perth. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  3. USS Russell Returns Home to Hawaii

    Families and friends welcomed the crew home April 23 following a WESTPAC, Arabian Gulf deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR (April 23, 2012) USS Russell (DDG 59) crew members man the rails as the ship arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Mark Logico)
  4. Michigan Visits Perth during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Ohio-class guided missile submarine arrived at HMAS Stirling in Perth April 22 for a visit.

    PERTH, Australia (April 22, 2012) The Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives at HMAS Stirling for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Tyheem Sweat)
  5. U.S. Navy Kicks Off Naval Exchange Activities with Vietnam

    Five-day exchange between the U.S. and Vietnam navies begins April 23 at various locations in Vietnam.

    In this file photo, Damage Controlman 2nd Class Alvin Poai shows a group of Vietnamese sailors a procedure for patching a pipe during a damage control exchange aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in July 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laurie Wood)
  6. VP-1 Assists in Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Rescue

    A P-3 Orion crew assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with the rescue of nine Taiwanese fishermen April 21.

    In this file photo, Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ian Stinton, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP)  1, guides a P-3 aircraft as it taxis across the Naval Air Facility Misawa ramp, April 20, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darrius Wharton) UPDATE: See a photo of the Taiwanese fishing vessel and the life rafts deployed by the P-3.
  7. USS Columbus visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, April 19 for a port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 19, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  8. Carrier Strike Group 1 Completes Exercise Malabar 2012

    CSG 1 Sailors completed seven days of exercises with the Indian Navy April 16, wrapping up Malabar 2012.

    INDIAN OCEAN (April 10, 2012) Tactical Action Officer Lt. Dan Mitzner, right, discusses Combat Direction Center operations with Indian Navy liaison officers Cmdr. Ajay Daniel Theophilus, center, and Lt. Cmdr. Madhavdas Ravikant, left, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during exercise Malabar. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  9. Pacific Partnership Personifies 'Whole of Government' Approach

    In this, its 7th year, the mission will visit Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Cambodia.

    WASHINGTON (April 17, 2012) Pacific Partnership mission commander Capt. James Morgan, right, and Capt. Jonathan Olmsted, ship's master of the USNS Mercy, discuss the upcoming Pacific Partnership 2012 deployment of the Mercy to several Pacific nations in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room. DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)
  10. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces Pacific Partnership 2012

    The annual humanitarian and civic assistance mission begins May 1 when hospital ship USNS Mercy departs San Diego.

    In this file photo, hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Ternate, Indonesia in July 2010 during Pacific Partnership 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison)