1. Teamwork, training key to USNS Mercy MEDEVAC of South Korean sailor

    The hospital ship conducted a medical evacuation May 27 to assist a Republic of Korea Navy sailor in need of medical attention.

    An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 performs a medical evacuation of a sailor from Republic of Korea Submarine SSK Lee Eok Gi (SS 071) to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriman)
  2. Pacific Fleet Commander, Fleet Master Chief visit Naval Base Kitsap

    Adm. Scott Swift and Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman visited Naval Base Kitsap to hold all-hands calls May 23-25.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S.
      Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman, meet with Sailors assigned to
      Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor during an all-hands call. (U.S. Navy/MC3
      Seth Coulter)
  3. PACFLT holds MMCA talks, enhances cooperation with PLA

    The overall goal of the two-day talks is to strengthen ties through open communication and to improve operational safety in the air and maritime environments.

    Representatives from U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air
        Forces and the People's Republic of China People's Liberation Army
        Navy and Air Force met May 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara
        Vaughn)
  4. USNS Mercy arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 24 in support of this year's disaster preparedness mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Pearl Harbor earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MU1 Pete Sutorius)
  5. America flies through flight deck recertification

    The amphibious assault ship was re-certified less than 36 hours after returning to sea.

    Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Brandon
        Latimer directs an AV-8B Harrier in position for takeoff from the
        ship’s flight deck. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon)
  6. U.S., Royal Thai navies enhance maritime cooperation during exercise Guardian Sea

    The exercise, May 23-27 in the Andaman Sea, focuses on anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Andrew Ryan Smith)
  7. Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego homeport

    The Navy announced today the future next-generation guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego, arriving there in late 2016.

    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials in April. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  8. USS Stethem trains in South China Sea

    The guided-missile destroyer conducted search and rescue training while on a routine patrol in the South China Sea, May 16-17.

    In this file photo, a search and rescue swimmer aboard USS Stethem (DDG 63) retrieves a dummy during a man overboard drill. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kevin V. Cunningham)
  9. Great Green Fleet to visit Philippines

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group is scheduled to begin a routine port visit to the Philippines May 20 in Subic Bay and May 21 in Manila.

    In this file photo, ships of the John C. Stennis Strike Group conduct training in preparation for their current deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Susan C. Damman)
  10. USNS Mercy visits Pearl Harbor in preparation for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 18 as the approximately 700 embarked personnel continue preparations for the 2016 mission.

    Crew members aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) man the rails as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Trevor Kohlrus)