MISAWA, Japan (Nov. 30, 2020) EA-18G Growlers, assigned to the "Black Ravens" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, taxi off the flight line at Misawa Air Base. VAQ-135 provides fully operational EA-18G aircraft to perform unrestricted Electronic Attack as needed throughout the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jan David De Luna Mercado)

EA-18G Growlers assigned to the 'Black Ravens' of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 taxi off the flight line at Misawa Air Base during operations as part of an ongoing deployment to the region.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Jan David De Luna Mercado

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 26, 2014) A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 flies by the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a routine exercise. Peleliu is the lead ship in the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

7th Fleet patrol aircraft supports search and rescue

A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 located a disabled sailboat during a SAR mission off the western coast of Saipan.

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2020) The Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Mighty Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz. Nimitz, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 11, is deployed conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt/Released)

Nimitz CSG, HMAS Ballarat integrate in Indian Ocean

Ships of the carrier strike group sailed and drilled with the Royal Australian Navy frigate following exercise Malabar.

PETER THE GREAT BAY (Nov. 24, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) transits through Peter the Great Bay while conducting routine underway operations. McCain is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

USS John S. McCain conducts freedom of navigation operation

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay.

TAIWAN STRAIT (Nov. 20, 2020) Ensign Antonia Vinci, from St. Petersburg, Fla., scans the horizon for contacts on the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 62) as the ship conducts routine underway operations in the Taiwan Strait. Barry is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet's principal surface force, forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Samuel Hardgrove)

USS Barry returns to the South China Sea

After conducting its fourth routine transit through the Taiwan Strait this year, USS Barry (DDG 52) returned to the South China Sea to conduct operations.

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 17, 2020) Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, and U.S. Navy sail in formation during Malabar 2020. Malabar 2020 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific where the U.S. Navy has patrolled for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Keenan Daniels/Released)

Nimitz Strike Group concludes Malabar 2020 with Australia, India and Japan

The exercise improved integration and strengthened the cooperative relationship between the four maritime forces.

MUTSU BAY (July 21, 2020) The mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) sails with JS Enoshima (MSC-604) during Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Strong)

U.S. Navy, JMSDF conduct mine warfare exercise

MINEX 3JA is part of an annual series of exercises designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasures operations.