PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 11, 2018) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Cannon, from Dallas, Texas, tolls 21 bells during a World War I commemoration ceremony celebrating Armistice and Veterans Day at the Pacific Fleet  Boathouse. Armistice Day is commemorated every year in honor of the temporary cease fire between the Allied nations and Germany which went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month on November 11, 1918 seven months prior to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The world's largest fleet command, the U.S. Pacific Fleet encompasses 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth's surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. The U.S. Pacific Fleet consists of approximately 200 ships/submarines, nearly 1,200 aircraft, and more than 130,000 Sailors and civilians.. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago/Released)

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Cannon tolls 21 bells during a ceremony at the Pacific Fleet Boathouse, Nov. 11, reccognizing the 100th anniversay of the end of World War I and reflecting on all who have served our nation.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 4, 2018)  An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

A Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 F/A-18 experienced a mechanical issue that resulted in the crew ejecting, Nov. 12.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 8, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly overhead in formation during Keen Sword 2019. Keen Sword 2019 is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and JMSDF personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)

Ronald Reagan Strike Group concludes Keen Sword

The joint/bilateral exercise with the Japan Self-Defense Force wrapped up Nov. 8.

Marianas strong: Life after Yutu

More than 500 service members assigned to Task Force-West are assisting with FEMA-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Nov. 1, 2018) Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 place an emergency power generator at a de-energized location during recovery operations following Typhoon Yutu. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and 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 FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. White /released)

CTF-75 supports Task Force West with typhoon recovery

Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is assisting with the joint effort in the Northern Mariana Islands following Super Tyhpoon Yutu.

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (Nov. 6, 2018) Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Self-Defense Forces Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, pose with service members from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during a visit to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 72.1 and CTG-72.2, components of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72. CTF-72 leads patrol, reconnaissance and surveillance forces in support of U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F), promoting regional security and enhancement of theater security operations through multilateral engagements to build reconnaissance and surveillance capability within C7F and partner forces. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/RELEASED)

CTF-72 patrol squadrons train with Japan counterparts in exercise Keen Sword

Keen Sword offers an opportunity for deployed patrol squadrons to increase interoprability with JMSDF counterparts.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2018) U.S. Navy divers prepare to attach the "front porch" to a test version of the Orion capsule as part of Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) in the open water of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby is the USS John P. Murtha. Orion will be towed into the ship's well deck. There are two large, orange mockup uprighting bags in this view, but when Orion actually splashes down there will be five. URT-7 is one in a series of tests that the Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, are conducting to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. (NASA photo by Tony Gray)

Navy and NASA complete Underway Recovery Test 7

USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5.

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Nov. 4, 2018) Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander of Task Force 73; Capt. Ann McCann, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7; Rear Adm. M Abu Ashraf, commander, Chattogram Naval Area; and Rear. Adm. Mohammad Nazmul Hassan, commander, Bangladesh Navy Fleet listen to a recitation during the opening ceremony Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2018. CARAT Bangladesh 2018 marks the 24th iteration of the maritime exercise series and reflects the strong and mature
partnership between the U.S. and Bangladesh Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth)

U.S. and Bangladesh navies begin CARAT exercise

The two navies kicked off their latest iteration of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Chittagong, Nov. 4.

PHILIPPINE SEA (November 1, 2018)  An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword 19. Keen Sword 19 is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Martin)

Carrier Air Wing 5 sharpens ASW skills during Keen Sword

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is among the many mission areas emphasized during exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 29, 2018) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals the Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1633 to approach the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to receive equipment in preparation to conduct Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts. Sailors and Marines from Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, are preparing to provide 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)

USS Ashland joins typhoon recovery effort in Northern Mariana Islands

The crew and embarked Marines are supporting FEMA and local officials following Typhoon Yutu.

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (Oct. 27, 2018) Military Sealift Command-chartered merchant vessel HOS Dominator deploys Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to conduct a mating with the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) submerged in the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) Static Site. URC is conducting a submarine rescue exercise with Texas off the coast of Ketchikan, Alaska at SEAFAC. (U.S. Navy photo by Monica McCoy/Released)

Undersea Rescue Command completes rescue exercise

The exercise off Alaska demonstrated the Navy's ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in an unfamiliar environment.

WATERS OFF JAPAN (Oct. 27, 2018) A Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine transits to sea for exercise Keen Sword, beginning Oct. 29, Keen Sword is a joint/bilateral training exercise between the U.S. military and their JSDF counterparts. For Submarine Group 7 and the submarine force, it is an opportunity to demonstrate how both countries’ submariners would detect, locate, track and engage enemy assets. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Electronics Technician (Radioman) Robert Gulini)

Submarine Group 7 maximizes Keen Sword training opportunities with Japan

The exercise is a demonstration of submariners' ability to detect, locate, track and engage enemy assets.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 1, 2018) Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12 aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's MV Asterix during Keen Sword 19. Keen Sword 19 is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance. ((U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)

EOD Sailors, pilots hone boarding skills on Canadian ship during Keen Sword

U.S. Sailors conducted helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training aboard MV Asterix during the exercise.

MISAWA, Japan (Nov. 1, 2018) A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Misawa Air Base to participate in joint, bilateral training exercise Keen Sword. The exercise enables all allies to enhance their joint, bilateral tactics which produces more fluid mission execution in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct air defense training during Keen Sword

The carrier strike group conducted a series of air defense exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands (Nov. 1, 2018) Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 place an emergency power generator at a de-energized location during recovery operations following Typhoon Yutu. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and 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 FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew R. White /released)

31st MEU takes lead of typhoon response task force

More than 150 U.S. service members, including U.S. Navy Seabees, have arrived on Tinian in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 31, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ryan Quinn, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, delivers a repair part to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Huyuga (DDH-181) for an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Logistics Exchange during Keen Sword 19. Keen Sword 19 is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)

Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct Keen Sword logistics exchange

Repair parts were delivered between forces as part of a bilateral Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA).

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