1. Mercy Completes First Pacific Partnership Mission Stop in Fiji

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and embarked team departed Fiji June 19 to continue the Pacific Partnership mission after working and training alongside Fijian officials and counterparts over the past two weeks.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Savusavu, Fiji, during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  2. Kiribati Phase of Pacific Partnership Mission Completed

    Task Force Forager, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), wrapped up its first visit of Pacific Partnership 2015, departing Kiribati June 18.

    An I-Kiribati girl watches as the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives for Pacific Partnership, June 2. Millinocket and the embarked mission team departed Tarawa June 18. (U.S. Navy/MCC Jonathan Kulp)
  3. Seabees Dedicate More than 17,000 Hours to Renovate School

    With three clicks of scissors, distinguished guests cut the ribbon on Temwanoku Primary School in Kiribati, June 17, officially marking the completion of renovations there during Pacific Partnership.

    An I-Kiribati girl presents a traditional garland to Capt. James Meyer, commander of Task Force Forager and Pacific Partnership deputy mission commander, during a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of renovations at Temwanoku Primary School by U.S. Navy Seabees. (U.S. Navy/MCC Jonathan Kulp)
  4. Experts Exchange Ideas On Dengue Eradication During PP15

    U.S. and Australian military medical professionals joined Fijian public health experts for a dengue symposium during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Savusavu.

    Lt. Cmdr. Toby Wayne Palmer, an entomologist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), gives a presentation on dengue transmission during a Pacific Partnership dengue symposium.
  5. Whitman Selected as U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief

    Force Master Chief Susan A. Whitman was selected today as the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    Official file photo of Force Master Chief Susan Whitman, who was selected June 17 as U.S. Pacific Fleet's next Fleet Master Chief.
  6. Pacific Partnership Veterinary Personnel Treat Fijian Pets

    Fiji volunteers and hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) medical personnel performed treatments for local pets and strays at the Ministry of Health and Animal Fiji clinic in Savusavu June 16.

    A Fijian veterinary student, left, and U.S. Navy and U.S. Army medical personnel prepare a dog for surgery at the Ministry of Agriculture building in Savusavu.
  7. Blue Ridge Departs For Patrol After Brief Maintenance Period

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka June 17 for a regional patrol that will include participation in exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo.
  8. Antietam, Mustin Build, Foster Relationships in Sydney

    The ships arrived in Sydney, June 17, for a port visit to train with the Royal Australian Navy and enjoy the local culture.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives in Sydney. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David Flewellyn)
  9. Ceremony Celebrates Renovated School in Kiribati

    Pacific Partnership staff gathered June 16 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the renovation of Bikenibeu West Primary School in Tarawa.

    Commodore, Task Force Forager, Capt. James Meyer, delivers a speech during a ribbon cutting ceremony June 16 at Bikenibeu Primary School.
  10. Milestones, Flight Records Achieved Aboard George Washington

    Capt. William Koyama and Cmdr. David-Tavis Pollard both crossed milestones in their career as U.S. Navy pilots, June 12.

    Capt. William Koyama, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, prepares to achieve his 4000th flight hour in an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), June 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Bryan Mai)