SOUTH CHINA SEA(Sept. 21, 2018) Sonar Technician 2nd Class Alberto Folch, from Hollywood, Fla., looks at a monitor in the combat information center of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist William McCann/Released)

Sonar Technician 2nd Class Alberto Folch monitors a watch station in the combat information center of the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during exercise Valiant Shield.

U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

AZUSA, Calif. (May 23, 2017) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio Turretto Ramos, assigned to Fleet Combat Camera Pacific (FCCP), documents close quarters battle training during FCCP's exercise Summer Quick Shot 2017. Quick Shot is a biannual FCCP exercise that provides live-fire and visual information training to joint combat camera assets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary S. Eshleman)

U.S. Navy combat camera legacy honored during disestablishment ceremonies

The Navy's combat camera units in Norfolk and San Diego officially disestablish Oct. 1.

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 19, 2018) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speaks at an all-hands call in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan M. Kinee/Released)

MCPON visits Carl Vinson, achieves 30 years of service

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier in San Diego, Sept. 19, the 30th anniversary of his Navy enlistment.

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Sept. 16, 2018) U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare a Quick Strike extended range mine to be loaded onto a B-52 as part of exercise Valiant Shield 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)

Joint task force introduces new shallow-water mine capability during Valiant Shield

The Navy and Air Force teamed up to deploy and assess the updated technology as the exercise launched.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 17, 2018) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 ships as U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft, led by a B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber pass overhead during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps. This is the seventh exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Miciano)

Joint U.S. forces team for exercise Valiant Shield 2018

Military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are training in and around the Marianas Island Range Complex and on Guam through Sept. 23.

PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 13, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and her crew arrives to their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The ship, which was previously homeported in San Diego, is named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who is known as the "Father of Aegis." (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corwin M. Colbert)

Hawaii bids aloha to USS O'Kane, USS Wayne E. Meyer

USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) recently arrived as USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed for San Diego in homeport shifts for the ships and crews.

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