1. Pearl Harbor Visits Hawaii Following Multilateral Pacific Partnership

    The dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived for a visit at its namesake Aug. 16 after completing the annual Pacific Partnership mission, which this year visited six nations in the Oceania region beginning in May.

    USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrives for a visit in Pearl Harbor Aug. 16 after completing the annual Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2013 Comes to a Close

    The sixth phase of Pacific Partnership concluded August 13 in the Solomon Islands, bringing the 2013 edition of the multinational mission to a close.

    U.S. Navy Capt. Wallace Lovely, Pacific Partnership mission commander, and Royal New Zealand Navy Cmdr. David Turner, HMNZS Canterbury’s commanding officer, salute the Pacific Partnership 2013 pennant as it’s lowered from the ship’s mast Aug. 13 in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to conclude this year’s mission. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Tim D. Godbee)
  3. Pacific Partnership Concludes Work in Solomon Islands

    Pacific Partnership 2013 concluded the Solomon Islands phase of the mission, August 13.

    New Zealand Army Engineers and students at the Tabaka Rural Training Centre on Banga Island renovate a building at the center Aug. 7 during a Pacific Partnership 2013 engineering project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee/Released)
  4. Third Class Petty Officer Drives Navy's Newest Warship

    A junior Sailor aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) had the rare opportunity to drive the warship Aug. 13, during a routine man overboard drill.

    Cmdr. Pat Thien, left, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), guides Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina Oseguera as she pilots the ship during a man overboard drill in the South China Sea, Aug. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief (Select) Mass Communication Specialist Cassandra Thompson)
  5. New Mexico Namesake Submarines Turn Over Duties in Western Pacific

    Patrolling the oceans may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "New Mexico," but maybe it should be.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 8 for a port visit during its Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Sebastian McCormack)
  6. USS Freedom's "Blue" Crew Gets Ship Underway from Singapore

    USS Freedom's "Blue" crew got the ship underway for the first time Aug 8., days after completing a crew swap with the "Gold" crew.

    Chief Culinary Specialist Morio Hall and Gunner's Mate 1st Class Clarence Hall take part in a gunnery exercise aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) in the South China Sea, Aug. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  7. Submarine Group 7 Participates in Worldwide Submarine Rescue Exercise

    Sailors from Submarine Group 7 and organizations around the world participated in a Search for Simulated Submarine Casualty Exercise (SMASHEX) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 7-8.

  8. PP13 Teams With Local Engineering Students in Solomon Islands

    Pacific Partnership 2013 engineers from the New Zealand Army are working with students at the Tabaka Rural Training Center on Banga Island to remodel a student accommodation building on the campus.

    A New Zealand Army soldier establishes communications with the Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury (L421) after landing ashore in the Solomon Islands for an engineering project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  9. USS Freedom Holds Exchange of Command Ceremony in Singapore

    Aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) the outgoing "Gold" crew and incoming "Blue" crew completed the first crew swap on a deployed LCS during a brief turnover ceremony Aug. 6.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) Executive Officer Cmdr. Rich Jarrett and Command Master Chief Kenneth Jablecki stand in formation in front of Freedom Crew 102 during the ship's official turnover ceremony in Singapore, Aug. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  10. Pacific Partnership Flag Crosses Decks to HMNZS Canterbury

    The role of flagship transitioned from USS Pearl Harbor to the Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury for the Solomon Islands phase of the region's largest disaster-response preparedness mission.

    Solomon Island citizens and children tour a landing craft medium (LCM) assigned to the Royal New Zealand ship HMNZS Canterbury (LSL-421) after it came ashore in Vella Aug. 3 to drop off personnel and supplies during Pacific Partnership 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)