1. Pacific Partnership Completes Philippines Mission

    The 10-day humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparedness mission in Tacloban wrapped up July 15 with a closing ceremony.

    U.S. Navy Steelworker 2nd Class Felipe Esparza, right, and a Philippine Navy counterpart work together on an outpatient maternity ward project in Tacloban. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  2. Pacific Partnership Participates in Tacloban Hospital Anniversary Celebration

    Members from Pacific Partnership 2014 participated in the 98th anniversary celebration of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban, July 12.

    The Pacific Fleet Band performs at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban for their anniversary ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  3. Sailor Reunited with Family in Tacloban on Pacific Partnership

    A member of the Pacific Partnership mission team met her mother and siblings for the first time in five years in Tacloban, Philippines, July 11 during Pacific Partnership 2014.

    Yeoman 2nd Class Hannah Herrera meets her family for the first time in five years at the Tacloban City Airport. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  4. USNS Mercy Demonstrates Patient Transfer Capability at RIMPAC

    USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) personnel demonstrated their newest patient transfer capability at exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) July 10.

    A Fassmer life/tender boat from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) heads toward the scene of a mock medical emergency during RIMPAC emergency disaster training. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin W. Galvin)
  5. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Busan to Promote Friendship, Goodwill

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, July 11 for a port visit.

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) approaches Busan, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Beverly J. Lesonik)
  6. US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, July 9.

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships conduct tactical maneuvers during GUAMEX 2014. (U.S. Navy/CTR3 Raul Sanchez)
  7. RIMPAC 2014 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

    Live fire from ships, submarines and aircraft participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) sank the decommissioned USS Ogden (LPD 5) July 10.

    The ex-USS Ogden (LPD 5) is hit by a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310) during a RIMPAC sink exercise (SINKEX), July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1  Shannon E. Renfroe)
  8. OEF Sailor Awarded Purple Heart during RIMPAC

    Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Cuccaro was presented the Purple Heart by Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a ceremony on Ford Island July 10.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presents the Purple Heart to Master-at-Arms 1st Class Matthew Cuccaro. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  9. Service Members Promoted at Leyte Gulf Historical Landmark

    Five Sailors and one Airman were frocked at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Tacloban, July 10.

    Sailors and an Airman, all part of the Pacific Partnership 2014 mission team, pause for a photo at the Leyete Landing Memorial in Tacloban, Philippines. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  10. Navy Cardiologist Increases Awareness of Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Navy cardiologist Cmdr. Steven Romero hosted a rheumatic heart disease symposium July 10 in Taclobana, Philippines, ass part of Pacific Partnership 2014.

    Cmdr. Steven Romero hosts a rheumatic heart disease symposium in Tacloban as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)