PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 12, 2020) Airman Adrian Belmonte, from Glendale, California, right, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Robert Robertson, from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 conduct preflight checks of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well as the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer)

Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 conduct preflight checks of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during operations in the Philippine Sea.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Samantha Jetzer

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clint Woods, from Fairmount, Ind., a member of the shipboard COVID-19 rapid response team, sprays disinfectant on a pallet delivered to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)

USS Germantown COVID-19 rapid response team fights pandemic from the deckplates

A team of Sailors from across the ship is helping the medical department manage mitigation efforts.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 5, 2020) Aircraft fly in formation over the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well as the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton)

U.S. Navy, Air Force conduct integrated training off Japan

The joint training includes units and personnel from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, VAQ-131, and the Air Force 35th Fighter Wing.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug 2, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), front, the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH 153), the support ship HMAS Sirius (O 266), the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class RSS Supreme (73) and the Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel KDB Darulehsan (OPV-07) sail in formation as they transit the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Peralta is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy's largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Isaacs)

USS Rafael Peralta joins partners for group sail

The guided-missile destroyer is conducting a cross-Pacific transit alongside ships from the navies of Australia, Brunei, and Singapore.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 5, 2020) Capt. Paul Allgeier, left, relieves Capt. Marc D. Boran as the commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) during a change of command ceremony. Chancellorsville is assigned to Commander, Task Force 70, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

USS Chancellorsville bids farewell to Boran, welcomes commanding officer Allgeier

Capt. Paul Allgeier relieved Capt. Marc D. Boran during a ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 5.

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 3, 2020) Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), left, Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, and Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, salute during the singing of the national anthem to open a change-of-command ceremony for CNSP. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Richard Brown, was relieved by Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener as CNSP. CNSP’s mission is to man, train, and equip the surface force to provide fleet commanders with credible naval power to control the sea and project power ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin C. Leitner/ Released)

Kitchener assumes command of Pacific Fleet surface force

Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener relieved Vice Adm. Richard Brown during a ceremony at the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, headquarters in San Diego.