1. Exercise leadership talks RIMPAC at press conference

    Adm. Scott Swift and Vice Adm. Nora Tyson emphasized the the importance of exercise Rim of the Pacific during an opening press conference at Pearl Harbor, July 5.

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet and the exercise Rim of the Pacific Combined Task Force commander, talks about RIMPAC 2016 during a press conference at Pearl Harbor.  (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)
  2. USS Patriot visits Osaka

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Osaka, Japan, July 6 for a port visit as part of a summer patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Mineman 3rd Class Matthew Chase takes a bearing as USS Patriot (MCM 7) approaches Osaka.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Joe Hamilton)
  3. Pacific Surface Action Group visits Singapore

    The guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrived in Singapore July 2 for a port visit.

    USS Spruance (DDG 111), part of of U.S. 3rd Fleet's Pacific Surface Action Group, arrives at Changi Naval Base for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  4. Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot begins patrol

    USS Patriot (MCM 7) departed Sasebo, Japan, July 2 for a routine patrol in U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Patriot (MCM 7) departs White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/Lt. David Levy)
  5. USS Ashland transits South China Sea

    The amphibious dock landing ship completed a multi-day transit of the South China Sea July 1 as the ship continues to operate in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    A watchstander aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48) looks for other vessels as the ship transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Carl King)
  6. Carrier Strike Group 5 conducts South China Sea patrol

    Carrier Strike Group 5, which includes USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and several guided-missile cruisers and destroyers, along with aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5, is conducting routine operations in the South China Sea.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 flies over USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during dual aircraft carrier strike group operations earlier this month in the Philippine Sea with the John C. Stennis Strike Group. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jake Greenberg)
  7. US, ROK navies coordinate on anti-submarine warfare

    Senior leaders met at the Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan to discuss continued cooperation efforts regarding anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

    Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, and Vice Adm. Lee, Ki-sik, the commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet, pose for a photo with their respective warfare commanders after an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Cooperation Committee discussion.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  8. Great Green Fleet arrives at Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 28 and 29 to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Michael Klimek mans the rails aboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 28.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)
  9. Trilateral Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defense exercise concludes

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet is wrapping up exercise Pacific Dragon, a trilateral BMD tracking event between the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy, held June 20-28 off Kauai, Hawaii.

    USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Shoup (DDG 86), JS Chokai (DDG 176), ROKS Sejung the Great (DDG 991) and ROKS Gang Gam Chan (DDH 979) maneuver into formation during exercise Pacific Dragon, June 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Siobhana R. McEwen)
  10. USS Chung-Hoon to return from 7th Fleet deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 28 following a five-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) transits through waters of the South China Sea in March. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David Flewellyn)