PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Brittany McGhee, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), signals an AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 to take off during flight deck operations.  Boxer is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Whitley)

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Brittany McGhee signals an AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 to take off during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin Whitley

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 17, 2019) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is piped aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) where he spoke with Sailors and engaged commanding officers from the Yokosuka waterfront. Benfold 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 Joshua Mortensen)

Chief of Naval Operations visits 7th Fleet waterfront

Sailors of various ratings and ranks sat down with the CNO, who spoke on topics such as current expectations and future goals for the region.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 15, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and the Royal Navy Type 23 âDukeâ Class guided-missile frigate HMS Argyll (F231) maneuver during a divisional tactics exercise. McCampbell 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 John Harris/Released)

American, British navies sail together in South China Sea

USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and the Royal Navy's HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together in the South China Sea, Jan. 11-16.

BEIJING (Jan. 14, 2019) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is greeted by an honor guard at the People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) headquarters. Richardson is on a three-day visit to Beijing and Nanjing to continue the ongoing dialog between the two heads of navy and encourage professional interactions at sea, specifically addressing risk reduction and operational safety measures to prevent unwanted and unnecessary escalation. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released).

CNO visits China, underscores importance of professional interaction at sea

Discussions with senior Chinese defense officials focused on risk reduction and operational safety measures.

EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 12, 2019) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), right, transit in formation during a cooperative deployment. Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in 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 Daniel Barker)

U.S. Navy, JMSDF conduct cooperative deployment in East China Sea

Ships with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group joined the JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) for a cooperative deployment, Jan. 11-12.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Jan. 14, 2019) Chief Construction Mechanic Robin Nicely, from Arvada, Colo., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Det. Tinian, poses for a portrait in front of a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement Mark 31 tractor trailer during recovery relief 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)

Seabee shares common bond with grandfather 74 years later

Chief Construction Mechanic Robin Nicely is among the Seabees supporting disaster recovery efforts on Tinian, an island his grandfather helped liberate.

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Jan. 14, 2019) Service members from the U.S., Australia and the Republic of Korea pose in formation at the beginning of exercise Sea Dragon. An annual, multilateral exercise, Sea Dragon stresses coordinated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) prosecution against both simulated and live targets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)

U.S., Australia kick off exercise Sea Dragon on Guam

The exercise focuses on building anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency and enhancing maritime patrol relationships in the Indo-Pacific.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Dec. 12, 2018) Builder 3rd Class Jesse Martinez, from Omaha, Neb., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Detachment Guam, hammers a purlin to the roof of a home. 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-3 Seabees deploy to support ongoing Tinian recovery efforts

Sixty Seabees assigned to NMCB-3 have deployed to Tinian to assume charge of continuing relief efforts on the island.

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