1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. Pacific Fleet Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year announced

    Culinary Specialist 1st Class Latoya S. Farrish and Construction Mechanic 1st Class Cole K. Tankersley were announced as the 2017 Pacific Fleet Sailors of the Year, March 23.

    Culinary Specialist 1st Class Latoya S. Farrish, right, and Construction Mechanic 1st Class Cole K. Tankersley pause for a photo after being selected as the PACFLT Sailors of the Year. (U.S Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2018 mission begins in Micronesia

    The annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission kicked off in Yap, March 21, aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6).

    Mutinational service members aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) man the rails as the ship arrives in Colonia, March 20. (U.S Navy/MCSN Caledon Rabbipal)
  10. USNS Mercy delivers medical supplies to Ulithi Atoll

    Seventy-three years after the WWII-era USS Mercy operated from Ulithi Atoll, USNS Mercy made a brief stop there as part of Pacific Partnership, March 20.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Ulithi Atoll following a brief stop to deliver medical supplies, March 20. (U.S Embassy Kolonia photo)