1. 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)
  2. 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).
  3. Father Revisits Vietnam with Daughter During Pacific Partnership

    A Vietnam veteran revisited for the first time with his daughter while working together on a very different kind of mission.

    Pharmacy department head Lt. Cmdr. Emily Zywicke and her father John Zywicke organize medications aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), July 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Laurie Dexter)
  4. Global Grins Helps Make Smiles for Pacific Partnership 2012

    Global Grins has helped bring smiles to thousands of people by donations given to the Pacific Partnership mission to hand out during four mission port visits between May and August this year.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 15, 2012) Ryan Fleming, a University of California San Diego volunteer, teaches Vietnamese children how to properly brush their teeth at a medical civil action project (MEDCAP) 15 July during Pacific Partnership 2012.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  5. NOAA Fisheries Experts Foster Working Relationship with Vietnamese Fishermen

    U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service experts are working with local Vietnamese fishermen during a three-day subject matter expert exchange July 16-20 during Pacific Partnership.

    VINH, Vietnam (July 18, 2012) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) member Alex Johnston, rear, listens to environmental planning representative Long Nhu Tran describe the workings of the local fishing industry along Nghi Thuy River outside of Vinh, Vietnam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman)
  6. Navy Civilian Helps Drive PP12 Mission Success Efficiently

    A Pacific Partnership contracting officer engaged with people throughout the Asia-Pacific region by coordinating, contracting and working with local host nations and international agencies to assure logistical success efficiently, July 19.

    VINH CITY, Vietnam (July 19, 2012) Civilian Contract Officer Michaella Olson writes notes supporting Pacific Partnership 2012 at the main pier site at Vinh City. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  7. Children, Volunteers Share Laughter, Smiles At Vietnamese Vocational School

    Pacific Partnership volunteers shared laughter and smiles with children at a disabled children’s vocational school, July 19.

    VINH, VIETNAM (July 19, 2012) The U.S. Pacific Fleet band plays for a group at the Nghe An Vocational Training Center for Disabled Children during a community service project July 19 in Vinh, Vietnam as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  8. A Hull World of Difference

    They say every cloud has a silver lining, even after a terrible disaster.

    SAMAR, Philippines  (July 1, 2012) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of Samar during the second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen)
  9. ‘Fighting Forty’ Finishes Nine Month Deployment with Humanitarian, Civic Mission

    Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 pack their seabags one last time July 21 before returning home after a nine month forward deployment.

  10. Louisville Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, July 20.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 20, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)