PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 18, 2019) Flight deck crewmembers unload equipment and supplies from an MV-22 Osprey assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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)

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) unload equipment and supplies from an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 during operations in the Philippine Sea.

U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker

Admiral John C. Aquilino

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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 7, 2018) The Pre-Commissioning Unit Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) cruises under the Coronado Bridge as it arrives at its San Diego homeport for the first time. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and scheduled to be commissioned Jan. 26, 2019, in Coronado, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob I. Allison)

Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) set for San Diego commissioning

The Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer will be commissioned Jan. 26 at Naval Air Station North Island.

BITUNG, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2018) Civilian mariner Capt. Adam Streeper, ship’s master of the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), shakes hands with a member of a local Minahasa dance troupe after the ship arrived in Bitung for a scheduled port visit. Brunswick is one of three expeditionary fast transport ships in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility with a mission of providing rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. (Courtesy photo provided by Cmdr. Greg Adams, USN)

USNS Brunswick visits Bitung, Indonesia

The ship’s crew hosted a number of ship tours and participated in various community events throughout the port visit on the island of Sulawesi.

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.

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