1. Partners Build Relations at Local Church During Pacific Partnership

    Participants from Pacific Partnership built community ties and made new friendships during a religious service at the Ebenezer Oeba Church in Kupang, May 29.

    Local residents take photos with service members from New Zealand and the United States following a religious service at the Ebenezer Oeba Church in Kupang, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  2. JS Kunisaki Departs Japan for Pacific Partnership 2014

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 29 for the annual multilateral disaster preparedness mission taking place in five Southeast Asia host nations.

    U.S. Navy Sailors assist as JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) departs Yokosuka for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Jesus Uranga)
  3. Disaster Planners Test Capabilities in Indonesia for Pacific Partnership

    A medical evacuation drill prepared service members and community disaster planners to interoperate during an emergency.

    Indonesian service members provide medical assistance to a U.S. Navy Sailor during a medical evacuation drill as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  4. Pacific Partnership Kicks Off with Ceremony in Indonesia

    Service members from Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and the U.S., along with members of the humanitarian community attended an opening ceremony hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces to officially commence Pacific Partnership 2014 in Kupang, Indonesia, May 26.

    An Indonesian dance group performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2014 in Kupang, Indonesia, May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Stroop)
  5. Adm. Harris Honors Service Members at Memorial Day Ceremony

    The Pacific Fleet commander honored America’s fallen service members during the 65th Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, May 26.

    Adm. Harris and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell lay a wreath during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  6. USS Blue Ridge to Strengthen Ties During Indonesia Visit

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Jakarta for a port visit May 25.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Jakarta May 25. (U.S Navy/MC3 Jared Harral)
  7. George Washington Strike Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 24 for a regional patrol and will be joined by several ships and Carrier Air Wing 5.

    Sailors man the rails as USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Yokosuka, May 24. (U.S Navy/MC3 Paolo Bayas)
  8. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Malaysia Port Visit

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed West Port May 22 following a four-day visit.

    Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Konadu Amopoku fires a shot on goal against Royal Malaysian Navy Sailors during a friendly soccer match May 20. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Class Kelby Sanders)
  9. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits USS Nimitz

    Adm. Harry Harris visited the aircraft carrier May 21 as part of a wider tour of commands in Navy Region Northwest.

    Adm. Harry Harris addresses the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during an all-hands call. (U.S. Navy/MCSA Kole E. Carpenter)
  10. PACFLT Commander Visits PACNORWEST Submarine Force

    Adm. Harry Harris visited the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Submarine Force May 20 to congratulate them on a job well done and to stress the importance of the work they do as a part of the Navy's rebalance to the Pacific.

    Adm. Harry Harris checks out the missile tubes aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) with Rear Adm. Dietrich Kuhlmann, right, commander of Submarine Group 9, and Cmdr. Robert Peters, Louisiana's commanding officer. (U.S. Navy/MCC Ahron Arendes)