CORAL SEA (Nov. 19, 2018) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Dion Sanders, from New York, signals a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Royal Australian Navy helicopter landing dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01), as it lands on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during cross deck flight operations. Green Bay, part of Commander Amphibious Squadron 11, 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)

An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Adelaide (L01) lands on the flight deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during cross deck flight operations in the Coral Sea, Nov. 19.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

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

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

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.

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.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov 16, 2018) The official party stands and renders a hand salute as colors are paraded during the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Change of Command ceremony held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy, and as 7th Fleet command ship, is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas/RELEASED)

Command of 7th Fleet flagship changes hands

Capt. Eric J. Anduze relieved Capt. Brett E. Crozier as commanding officer of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), 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.

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (Nov. 13, 2018) San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) anchors in Port Moresby Harbor. 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 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Garcia)

USS Green Bay arrives in Port Moresby for APEC support

The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Port Moresby, Nov. 13, marking second time a U.S. ship has visited Papua New Guinea in two months.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2018) Soldiers from the Guam National Guard, 1224 Engineering Support Company, ride Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634 to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 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 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)

Ashland continues support in Northern Mariana Islands

After initially transporting Marines, the ship has been moving Guam Army National Guard soldiers and equipment to Saipan to support Typhoon Yutu recovery.

SEOUL, Republic of Korea (Nov. 9, 2018) The building logo to the decommissioned former CNFK headquarters at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan (USAGY). CNFK operated out of USAGY from 1957 until 2015 when it shifted its main headquarters to Busan where it is now located beside Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet headquarters. CNFK operates out of three locations including U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys (USAGH) in Pyeongtaek as part of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Carlisle)

Move of Seoul headquarters marks end of era for CNFK

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea recently decommissioned its Seoul-based headquarters after 61 years of operation at U.S Army Garrison Yongsan.

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