PEARL HARBOR (June 14, 2019) Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to guests during the Commander, Navy Region Hawaii change of command ceremony. During the ceremony Rear Adm. Brian Fort was relieved by Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)

Adm. John Aquilino delivers remarks during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor where Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick II relieved Rear Adm. Brian Fort as commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.

U.S Navy/MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

INDIAN OCEAN (June 14, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) steams with the Indian Navy destroyer INS Ranvijay (D55) while training together in the Bay of Bengal. John P. Murtha is currently on its first deployment and part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) team and is deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (Indian Navy photo)

USS John P. Murtha, Indian Navy destroyer conduct maritime exercises

INS Ranvijay (D 55) joined USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) for drills, June 14, following a port visit in Visakhapatnam.

PEARL HARBOR (June 14, 2019) Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick II is piped ashore following a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Chadwick relieved Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort as Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corwin Colbert/Released)

Command changes for Navy Region Hawaii, Surface Group Middle Pacific

Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick II relieved Rear Adm. Brian Fort during a waterfront ceremony at Pearl Harbor, June 14.

PEARL HARBOR (June 13, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Allen Michael McNair)

USS Preble returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 11, 2019) The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) operates with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183). The ships, along with JS Murasame (DD 101) and JS Akebono (DD 108) conducted communication checks, tactical maneuvering drills and liaison officer exchanges June 10-12 designed to address common maritime security priorities and enhance interoperability at sea. (Photo courtesy of JMSDF)

Ronald Reagan, Izumo sail together in South China Sea

The ships, along with JS Murasame (DD 101) and JS Akebono (DD 108) conducted tactical drills and liaison officer exchanges, June 10-12.

ROI-NAMUR ATOLL, Marshall Islands (May 17, 2019) Steelworker 2nd Class Jacob Grimm and Construction Electrician 2nd Class Billings Amoah, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, hammer a metal stake into the ground to secure a water tank. The tank will be used to hold water necessary for the construction of the Ennibur Medical Clinic. NMCB 4 is forward-deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region ready to support major combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and to provide general engineering and civil support to U.S. and joint forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Utilitiesman 3rd Class Ervin Villanueva/Released)

Seabees: Building and fighting in the Pacific

From California to Diego Garcia, about 800 U.S. Navy Seabees are deployed today at 17 locations around the Indo-Pacific building schools, hospitals, and providing humanitarian assistance

CORONADO, Calif. (June 7, 2019) Lt. Matthew “Hunter” Harvey, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, Alpha Company, Crew 1, is piped ashore after an assumption of command ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Harvey, from Oakboro, North Carolina, is the Navy’s third surface warfare officer to assume the new Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) command-at-sea billet on the Mark VI patrol boat. The CRF conducts missions in support of port and harbor security, maritime force protection, high-value asset security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and training/partnership exercises with foreign nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal/Released)

Lieutenant assumes command of Mark VI patrol boat crew

Lt. Matthew “Hunter” Harvey is the third officer to assume one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

PEARL HARBOR (June 11, 2019) Rear Adm. Brian Fort, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii/Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, speaks after unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service commemorative forever stamp celebrating the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) during a ceremony aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Missouri was commissioned June 11, 1944 and was the last Iowa-class battleship ever made. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)

USS Missouri honored with Forever stamp on 75th anniversary

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamp during a ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, June 11.

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (June 11, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) approaches Visakhapatnam for a port visit. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will work to enhance U.S. and Indian military cooperation by conducting professional exchanges with their Indian counterparts and will have the opportunity experience India. (Indian Navy photo)

USS John P. Murtha arrives in Visakhapatnam, India

During the visit, Sailors and Marines will conduct professional exchanges with their Indian counterparts and have the opportunity to experience India.

SATTAHIP, Thailand (May 30, 2019) Mineman 2nd Class Shaun Lao, assigned to the Avenger-class Mine Countermeasure Ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9), shows members of the Royal Thai Navy a mine neutralization vehicle aboard Pioneer during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. This year marks the 25th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise series designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies' abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Alexander Fairbanks)

U.S., Royal Thai Navy conclude CARAT Thailand exercise

The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand exercise concluded with a ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, June 8.

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