GUAM (Nov. 17, 2018) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals a 10-ton dump truck from the 9th Mission Support Command, 411th Engineer Brigade, Guam Army National Guard to drive inside the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to transfer the equipment to the island of Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts. Sailors and Marines from Ashland, assigned to Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islandsâ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)

As USS Ashland (LSD 48) wound down its Typhoon Yutu recovery support mission this week, a Sailor signals a dump truck from the Guam Army National Guard to drive aboard the ship for transfer to Saipan.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortensen

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HONG KONG (Nov. 21, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pulls into Hong Kong for a port visit. Ronald Reagan 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 3rd Class Codie L. Soule)

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group ships visit Hong Kong

Following recent dual carrier operations, three ships, including USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), anchored in Hong Kong Harbor for a port visit, Nov. 21.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Nov. 3, 2018) USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to offload equipment from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 to the island of Tinian. Sailors and Marines from Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Kyle Stewart)

USS Ashland completes typhoon recovery mission in Northern Mariana Islands

The ship departed the waters near Guam and CNMI, Nov. 20, after assisting with Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.

HONOLULU (Nov. 15, 2018) Dr. Deon Canyon, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia - Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), engages with senior enlisted leaders from Pacific nations in an open discussion about humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during the International Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium at APCSS. The symposium provided participants an opportunity to engage with facilitators and other senior leaders in the Pacific through team-building exercises, open discussions, and lectures aimed to help them support each other more effectively when facing regional problems together.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

PACFLT hosts International Senior Enlisted Training Symposium

Participants from 27 nations took part in the symposium at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Nov. 15, 2018) A UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during a training evolution. Green Bay is in Port Moresby to assist with security efforts ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference and is the second U.S. ship to visit Port Moresby in the last two months. Green Bay is part of Amphibious Squadron 11 and is operating in the 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 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)

USS Green Bay departs Port Moresby after supporting APEC summit

The Navy and Marine Corps team aboard the ship supported security efforts during the APEC leaders summit.

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 assumes charge of Joint Task Group Tinian during recovery efforts

NMCB 1's Guam detachment relieved the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit as Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts continue.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 15, 2018) Lt. j.g. Ben Ralen and Lt. j.g. Akmal Japin search for surface contacts on the bridge aboard Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) during tactical maneuvering drills as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2018. CARAT Brunei 2018 marks the 24th iteration of the maritime exercise series and reflects the growing relationship between the U.S. and Royal Brunei Navy to further expand bilateral and multilateral exercises in cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)

U.S., Brunei navies conduct annual CARAT exercise

The two navies wrapped up their 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, Nov. 16.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 16, 2018) Ships with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operations. Ronald Reagan and John C. Stennis are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a dual carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)

Reagan, Stennis strike groups operate in Philippine Sea

The Ronald Reagan and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups are conducting high-end dual carrier operations.

HYUGA-NADA SEA (Nov. 27, 2017) Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to increase proficiency and interoperability in MCM operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

U.S., Japan, Australia to conduct mine warfare exercise

Part of an annual mine countermeasures exercise series between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF, the Royal Australian Navy will join for the first time this year.

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