JAKARTA, Indonesia (August 9th, 2018) The dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrives in Jakarta in preparation for exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2018. CARAT Indonesia, in its 24th iteration, is designed to enhance information sharing and coordination, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation enabling both partner armed forces to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tristin Barth)

The dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrives in Jakarta in preparation for the 24th iteration of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia.

U.S. Navy/M3 Tristin Barth

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Aug. 10, 2018) Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commanding general of 3rd Marine Infantry Division, and Maj. Gen. Dato’ Zulkapri bin Rahamat, commander of Task Force 450, render salutes during the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia on Kota Belud Marine Base. CARAT Malaysia in its 24th iteration, is designed to enhance information sharing and coordination, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation enabling both partner armed forces to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza)

U.S., Malaysia commence 24th CARAT exercise

Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities to strengthen the close partnership between both navies.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Erick Smith, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, rides in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are on a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Brock)

Search and rescue operations ongoing for missing Marine

U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Philippine ships and aircraft are searching for a Marine reported missing from USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Sulu Sea.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Aug. 10, 2018) Sailors from the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and members of the Indonesian Navy attend the opening ceremony for Cooperation And Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT) 2018.  CARAT Indonesia, in its 24th iteration, is designed to enhance information sharing and coordination, build mutual warfighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation enabling both partner armed forces to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III)

USS Rushmore arrives in Jakarta, kicks off 24th CARAT Indonesia exercise

U.S. Sailors and Marines will engage with Indonesian counterparts in complex and cooperative at-sea and ashore exercises.

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander visits the Philippines

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

NAVAL BASE GUAM (Aug. 6, 2018) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Devin Rodriquez, right, looks on as Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Luigi Mendoza, center, and an Australian Army soldier coordinate during the unit level training event Pyrocrab. Held biennially, Pyrocrab focuses on strengthening relationships and enhancing interoperability between the U.S. Navy and Australian forces. EODMU-5 is assigned to Commander, Task Force 75, the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Richards/Released)

EODMU 5, Australian forces train together on Guam

U.S. Navy Sailors and Australian Army soldiers began the biennial unit level training event, Pyrocrab, on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Aug. 6.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates in a group sail during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Hawaii. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)

Three aircraft carriers to change homeports

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) will conduct future homeport shifts.

RIMPAC 2018: Capable · Adaptive · Partners

Twenty-five nations and 25,000 personnel participated in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, which concluded Aug. 2.

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