PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 12, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 conducts air refueling operations over the Pacific as part of exercise Sentry Aloha. The 128th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker used a boom drogue to transfer 26,000 pounds of fuel to VX-9 aircraft during the training sortie. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 receives fuel over the Pacific from a 128th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker as part of Hawaii Air National Guard's exercise Sentry Aloha.

Air National Guard/Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

HAGATNA, Guam (Dec. 15, 2018) Leadership from Joint Region Marianas and U.S. Naval Base Guam, the government of Guam and the U.S. Navy Memorial gather for a photo after an unveiling ceremony for the Lone Sailor statue. The statue is the 16th in the nation and is the western-most in the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin)

Unveiled: Lone Sailor statue stands watch in Guam

The statue, unveiled Dec. 15 during a ceremony at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex in Hagatna, is the 16th in the nation.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2018) An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan J. Soto/Released)

VFA-147 completes carrier qualifications, fully certified safe-for-flight in F-35C

The certification is the final step for the squadron's transition from the F/A-18E Super Hornet to the F-35C Lightning II.

INDIAN OCEAN (March 25, 2018) The Indian Navy Talwar-class frigate INS Tarkash (F50) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. The strike group is in the midst of a regularly scheduled deployment, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall)

7th Fleet expands cooperation with Indian Navy in New Delhi

U.S. Navy and Indian Navy officials convened the 21st executive steering group on bilateral naval cooperation in New Delhi, India, Dec. 12.

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Dec. 10, 2018) Sailors assigned to USS Greeneville (SSN 772) discuss navigational techniques with Philippine Navy Capt. Edwin Nera, commander, Philippine Submarine Group, during a tour of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Greeneville and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) are in the Philippines on a scheduled port visit supporting ongoing theater security cooperation efforts and furthering the longstanding partnership between the U.S. and Philippine navies.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordyn Diomede/Released)

USS Greeneville, Emory S. Land host Philippine Navy officials during port visit

The crews of the submarine and tender welcomed Philippine officials aboard during a visit in Puerto Princesa.

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2018) Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, speaks during the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration. The ceremony was held in remembrance of the 2,390 American casualties most during the attack on Pearl Harbor and to reflect on the peace and prosperity forged by all who fought on. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Randi Brown)

77 years later, we remember

The 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor was commemorated with a ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to remember those we lost and reflect on the peace and prosperity forged by all who fought on.

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 6, 2018) Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, joins, from left to right, Capt. Frank X. Castellano, commanding officer, Center for Surface Combat Systems, Rear Adm. David A. Welch, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, Rear Adm. Ronald A. Boxall, director, Surface Warfare (N96), Capt. Samuel E. Pennington, Surface Training Program Manager (PMS 339), during the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Trainer (CIAT) opening ceremony. CIAT is a state-of-the-art trainer that creates a culture of excellence within the Surface Force by Simulating high-end tactical training needed to build lethality, warfighting and tactical proficiency. This training will enhance warfighting skills and readiness across the waterfront. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Millar)

First integrated air and missile defense trainer opens in San Diego

A state-of-the-art Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense Trainer (CIAT) is now open on Naval Base San Diego.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Nov. 14, 2018) Builder 3rd Class William Mathis, from Ragland, Ala., and Builder 2nd Class Anthony DeSalvo, from Savona, N.Y., both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Detachment Guam, measure purlins on the roof of Tinian Elementary School during recovery efforts. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' civil and local officials as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

NMCB-1 Sailors continue recovery efforts in Tinian

Seabees assigned to the Guam detachment of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 continue to provide assistance in the wake of Typhoon Yutu.

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