1. USS Frank Cable Returns to Guam

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in her homeport in Guam, July 30, following a six-month regular overhaul and dry docking.

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returns to its homeport, July 30, as it passes Orote Point and enters into Apra Harbor.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr)
  2. Pacific Partnership Exchanges Culinary Techniques, Culture in Cambodia

    Culinary specialists (CSs) participating in Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) took part in a culinary subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) July 30 at Starfish Bakery in Sihanoukville.

    SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (July 31, 2012) Culinary Specialist Charles Poplin watches a Cambodian woman as she makes a glaze during a subject matter expert exchange at the Starfish Project for Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  3. Pacific Partnership’s Guardian Angels

    In order for Pacific Partnership 2012’s (PP12) medical civic action projects (MEDCAPs) to be successful, a quiet force protection team fends off enemies of microscopic size as the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) steams towards Cambodia, 26 July.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2012) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Harry Stege sprays insect repellent on articles of clothing aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy in preparation for Pacific Partnership 2012’s (PP12) arrival to Cambodia, July 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clay M. Whaley/Released)
  4. PP12 Soccer Team Kicks Off Cambodia With Friendly Game

    Volunteers from Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) kicked off the Cambodian leg of the mission with a friendly soccer game against a local team, July 28.

    SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (July 28, 2012) Lt. j.g. Adam Cohen hands over a signed soccer ball to the captain of a local Cambodian soccer team in Sihanoukville during a community service project during Pacific Partnership 2012, 28 July. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  5. Pacific Partnership 2012 Kicks Off Cambodia Visit

    Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) held an opening ceremony, July 29, to kick off a two-week mission across four provinces including Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, Kampot, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (July 29, 2012) U.S., partner nation and Cambodian service members, along with representatives from non-governmental organizations stand at attention and render honors during the playing of the two nations' national anthems during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2012 in Cambodia .(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Votaw)
  6. Pacific Partnership 2012 arrives in Cambodia

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Cambodia July 28 to begin the final phase of the 2012 mission.

    In this file photo, Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer Shaun Robertson, left, and U.S. Navy Hospitalman Jacob Hyatt prepare to shift colors as USNS Mercy makes a port visit following an earlier phase of Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  7. Family Bonds Strengthen Pacific Partnership 2012

    Reserve Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman hosted a breakfast July 23 recognizing four parent-child pairs of crewmembers deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2012.

    Four parent-child pairs of crew members deployed in support of Pacific Partnership pose for a picture during a breakfast with Reserve Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw)
  8. George Washington Returns to Yokosuka for Mid-Patrol Break

    The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to its forward-operating port in Japan July 26 to conclude the first half of its 2012 patrol.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 26, 2012) USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through Tokyo Bay as it returns to Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody R. Boyd)
  9. PACFLT Commander Highlights Importance of Diversity at NNOA Conference

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, spoke about the importance of diversity in the Sea Services in a panel discussion at the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) conference in New Orleans on July 25.

    AVONDALE, La. (July 25, 2012) U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Cecil D. Haney and Cmdr. Brian Quin, commanding officer of Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), tour the medical spaces of the amphibious transport dock ship. Following the tour, Haney spoke with the crews of both Anchorage and  PCU Somerset (LPD 25), expressing his excitement for the new additions to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aramis X. Ramirez)
  10. Pacific Partnership Concludes Vietnam Visit

    The 14-day humanitarian and civic assistance mission and visit to Vinh, Vietnam by hospital ship USNS Mercy wrapped up July 24.

    A three-year-old girl high-fives Hospitalman Hector Hernandez during physical therapy aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), July 13. She was receiving scar reduction treatment during Pacific Partnership 2012 to improve her appearance, mobility and dexterity of limbs. (Photo by Kristopher Radder).