PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 13, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is conducting routine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman D.J. Schwartz/Released)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during operations in the Eastern Pacific.

U.S. Navy/AN D.J. Schwartz

Admiral John C. Aquilino


GULF OF THAILAND (Sept. 4, 2019) USS Montgomery (LCS 8), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, sails in formation during ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX). The first AUMX, co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, includes maritime forces from the U.S. and all 10 ASEAN member states. AUMX promotes shared commitments to maritime partnerships, security and stability in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley)

USS Montgomery operates with Royal Australian Navy in South China Sea

Transiting together for a week gave Sailors an opportunity to conduct various drills and a personnel exchange.

BAY OF BENGAL (Nov. 13, 2019) Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India, as part of exercise Tiger Triumph. Germantown, part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, is deployed to the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

U.S., India launch first Tiger TRIUMPH exercise

Indian and U.S. armed forces kicked off the inaugural tri-service exercise with the arrival of USS Germantown (LSD 42) in Visakhapatnam.

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 13, 2019) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) man the rails while transiting Pearl Harbor. Sailors and Marines of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are embarked on USS Boxer (LHD 4) on a regularly-scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Behrend)

Boxer ARG, 11th MEU arrive in Pearl Harbor for port visit

The Sailors and Marines are on the return leg of a deployment that most recently included conducting multiple exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

ENNIBUR, Marshall Islands (Oct. 26, 2019) A local Marshall Islander watches the forklift as it off-loads the materials and tools to be used by Civic Construction Action Detail Marshall Islands Seabees, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, on Enniburr Islet, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands. U.S. Navy Seabees deployed with NMCB-5’s Detail Marshall Islands are constructing a concrete evacuation center that will serve as the Enniburr local community’s disaster preparedness building. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen partnerships, deter aggression, and enable expeditionary logistics and naval power projection. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician 3rd Class Christian Carnate/Released)

NMCB-5 Seabees build evacuation center in Marshall Islands

The facility will provide storage of disaster relief materials and serve as a gathering and distribution point when needed.

SYDNEY, Australia (Nov. 16, 2016) A Royal Australian Navy Diver prepares for underwater salvage operations with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 during exercise Dugong 2016. Dugong is a bilateral U.S Navy and Royal Australian Navy training exercise, advancing tactical level U.S. service component integration, capacity, and interoperability with Australian Clearance Diving Team (AUSCDT) ONE. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)

EOD, mine warfare exercise Dugong kicks off in Australia

The exercise brings teams from five countries together to practice contemporary mine warfare and dive salvage techniques and procedures.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2019) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Cmdr. Kentaro Sakabe, executive officer of the Akizuki-class destroyer JS Suzutsuki (DD 117), uses a pair of binoculars on the port bridge wing as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) sails in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 is currently participating in ANNUALEX 19, an annual, bilateral exercise which further develops coordination and interoperability of the premier alliance between the U.S. Navy and JSMDF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)

JMSDF, U.S. Navy conduct bilateral 'Annual Exercise'

The exercise provides the opportunity to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and enhance interoperability.

ROCKINGHAM, Australia (Nov. 6, 2019) Capt. James Mucciarone, force medical officer for Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, tours the inside of a decompression chamber aboard the Royal Australian Navy rescue gear ship MV Stoker during a mass evacuation drill as part of Exercise Pacific Reach (PACREACH). PACREACH is a triennial, multilateral submarine rescue exercise aimed to demonstrate regional submarine abandonment and escape rescue capabilities by conducting simulated submarine rescue missions utilizing the Submarine Rescue Diving Recompression System (SRDRS) and the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)

Pacific Reach exercise hones regional rescue skills

The multilateral exercise, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Submarine Conference, aims to to build regional trust and confidence in operating rescue systems.

HONOLULU (Aug. 1, 2019) Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan, Inc., center, discusses some of the distinguishing characteristics of a recent discovery during a professional exchange and visit to research vessel (R/V) Petrel by U.S. Pacific Fleet staff members ahead of the ship's expedition to Midway in search of WWII shipwrecks. The crew of the 250-foot R/V Petrel has discovered more than 30 sunken warships since 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Dave Werner)

Midway, Petrel and the Pacific Graveyard

Hollywood and deep-sea science are rekindling global appreciation for the U.S. Navy's rich heritage of determination, courageousness and sacrifice.

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