1. USNS Mercy, Pacific Partnership mission arrives in Indonesia

    U.S. and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Bengkulu, Indonesia, aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), March 29.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor off Bengkulu after arriving in support of Pacific Partnership. (U.S Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  2. USS Nebraska successfully tests Trident II D5 Missile

    The Ohio-class submarine along with Strategic Systems Programs conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 missiles, March 26, off the coast of Southern California.

    An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), March 26. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Ronald Gutridge)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group, Indian Navy sail together

    Units of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a passing exercise with the Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash (F50), March 25.

    The Indian Navy Talwar-class frigate INS Tarkash (F50) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a passing exercise, March 25. (MC3 Morgan K. Nall)
  4. Essex ARG, 13th MEU launch integration exercise

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently began training as part of the team's certification process.

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transports an M1A1 Abrams tank into the well deck of USS Essex (LHD 2), March 23. (U.S Navy/MCSN Jacob Owen)
  5. UK, Japan medical staff saves life in Yap during Pacific Partnership 2018

    Lt. Col. Ichiro Matsuura, Capt. Ryuya Maejima and Cpl. Darren Phillips treated a patient with a severed radial artery during a community health engagement.

    Lt. Col. Ichiro Matsuura and Capt. Ryuya Maejima join a Yapese medical professional in treating a medical emergency during Pacific Partnership 2018, March 23. (Courtesy photo)
  6. Sterett visits Hong Kong during 7th Fleet deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit March 27 after a stretch of operations in the Indo-Pacific.

    USS Sterett (DDG 104) transits Victoria Harbor while arriving in Hong Kong, March 27. (U.S Navy/MC2 Richard L.J. Gourley)
  7. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group returns to 7th Fleet

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group has returned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations after four months in 5th Fleet.

    USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) steam behind USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the Arabian Gulf, March 24. (U.S Navy/MCSN Michael A. Colemanberry)
  8. USS Michael Murphy supports Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The crew and an embarked U.S. Coast Guard team began patrols, March 26, designed to combat illegal fishing in the Western Pacific.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) file photo. (U.S Navy/MC3 Kurtis A. Hatcher)
  9. US, UK, Japan begin health engagements in Yap for Pacific Partnership

    A Pacific Partnership 2018 medical team from the U.S., United Kingdom and Japan began the first of more than a dozen health engagements, March 22-23.

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anne Borrell and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Lt. Shimo Yama perform a tooth extraction in Yap, March 22. (U.S Navy/MCSN Caledon Rabbipal)
  10. Carl Vinson Strike Group, JMSDF complete exercise

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group wrapped up a bilateral exercise in the Western Pacific with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), March 23.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and JS Ise (DDH 182) steam together in the Western Pacific, March 17. (U.S Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)