1. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    More than 335,000 liters of water, 77,000 pounds of food and 6,000 pounds of dry goods have been delivered ashore by the U.S. Navy in the Philippines as part of Operation Damayan through Nov. 17.

    Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Jason Rimando passes water containers to local residents in Henane Nov. 16 during Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas)
  2. George Washington Strike Group Delivers Relief to Thankful Village

    The small village of Guiuan, located in Eastern Samar province, was heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, but with support from the George Washington Strike Group and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade as part of Operation Damayan, the villagers' morale and conditions are improving.

    Civilians exit an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 in Guiuan after being airlifted during Operation Damayan, Nov. 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Liam Kennedy)
  3. USS Freedom Gets Underway From Singapore For Final Time

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) departed Singapore's Changi Naval Base on Nov. 16 for the final time as part of her maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) departs Changi Naval Base, Nov. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Justin Bummara)
  4. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    USS George Washington and her escort ships have delivered about 11 tons of humanitarian assistance to those in need in the Philippines through the morning of Nov. 16 there, as aid distribution continues.

    Sailors pass containers of fresh water which will be loaded onto helicopters aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and transported ashore in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart)
  5. Harris Presents Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy to VP- 9

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the "Golden Eagles" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 15.

    Adm Harry B. Harris Jr. presents the U.S. Pacific Fleet Arleigh Burke Trophy to Cmdr. Brian D. Weiss, commanding officer of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kory Kepner)
  6. Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update

    U.S. Navy crews are delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, with 20 helicopters in continuous operation since yesterday.

    Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) load containers of fresh water onto an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 for delivery ashore Nov. 15 in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh)
  7. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Philippines

    The Strike Group arrived in the vicinity of the Leyte Gulf Nov. 14 to support the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in assisting the Philippine government with typhoon relief efforts.

    Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach prepares to drop supplies from an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, assigned to aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), at Tacloban Air Base in support of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)
  8. USS Shoup to Return Home From Extended Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to to Everett, Wash., Nov. 18 following an extended deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Shoup (DDG 86) transits the channel to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, in August while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joseph Mahoney)
  9. USS Preble Wrapping Up Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego Nov. 18 following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Preble (DDG 88) operates in the Pacific in April alongside USS Momsen (DDG 92). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.)
  10. CARAT Reinforces U.S. Navy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Ties

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Brunei Armed Forces kicked off the 19th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei exercise, Nov. 14.

    Attendees, including Rear Adm. Cindy Thebaud, applaud during the  opening ceremony of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training in Brunei. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Paul Seeber)