1. ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group recently conducted a fast attack craft/fast in-shore attack craft exercise and an air defense exercise, testing the ships' ability to work together to identify and defend against threats.

    Ensign Robert Prine, left; Capt. Brian Finman, Expeditionary Strike Group 7's deputy chief of staff, right; and Chief Operations Specialist Kevin O. Griffith watch for incoming threats on a radar repeater during a fast attack craft/fast in-shore attack craft exercise aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)
  2. CARAT 2015 Exercise Series Begins in the Philippines

    The first phase of the annual exercise series kicked off during an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, June 22.

    Rear Adm. William Merz, commander of Task Force 74, delivers remarks during the CARAT Philippines opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay Pugh)
  3. Millinocket Arrives in Micronesia for Pacific Partnership

    The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel arrived in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, June 21 for the ship’s second stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Kolonia, Pohnpei, June 21.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Laura Price)
  4. USS Green Bay Returns Rescued Mariners Ashore

    Three people recovered from a sinking boat by USS Green Bay's crew the previous day were transferred safely to Makassar, Indonesia, June 20 using a U.S. Navy helicopter.

    The crew of a rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Green Bay (LPD 20) returns to the ship June 19 after recovering Indonesians who were trapped on a raft at sea. (U.S. Navy photo)
  5. Mercy Completes First Pacific Partnership Mission Stop in Fiji

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and embarked team departed Fiji June 19 to continue the Pacific Partnership mission after working and training alongside Fijian officials and counterparts over the past two weeks.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Savusavu, Fiji, during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  6. Kiribati Phase of Pacific Partnership Mission Completed

    Task Force Forager, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), wrapped up its first visit of Pacific Partnership 2015, departing Kiribati June 18.

    An I-Kiribati girl watches as the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives for Pacific Partnership, June 2. Millinocket and the embarked mission team departed Tarawa June 18. (U.S. Navy/MCC Jonathan Kulp)
  7. Seabees Dedicate More than 17,000 Hours to Renovate School

    With three clicks of scissors, distinguished guests cut the ribbon on Temwanoku Primary School in Kiribati, June 17, officially marking the completion of renovations there during Pacific Partnership.

    An I-Kiribati girl presents a traditional garland to Capt. James Meyer, commander of Task Force Forager and Pacific Partnership deputy mission commander, during a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of renovations at Temwanoku Primary School by U.S. Navy Seabees. (U.S. Navy/MCC Jonathan Kulp)
  8. Experts Exchange Ideas On Dengue Eradication During PP15

    U.S. and Australian military medical professionals joined Fijian public health experts for a dengue symposium during Pacific Partnership 2015 in Savusavu.

    Lt. Cmdr. Toby Wayne Palmer, an entomologist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), gives a presentation on dengue transmission during a Pacific Partnership dengue symposium.
  9. Whitman Selected as U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief

    Force Master Chief Susan A. Whitman was selected today as the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    Official file photo of Force Master Chief Susan Whitman, who was selected June 17 as U.S. Pacific Fleet's next Fleet Master Chief.
  10. Pacific Partnership Veterinary Personnel Treat Fijian Pets

    Fiji volunteers and hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) medical personnel performed treatments for local pets and strays at the Ministry of Health and Animal Fiji clinic in Savusavu June 16.

    A Fijian veterinary student, left, and U.S. Navy and U.S. Army medical personnel prepare a dog for surgery at the Ministry of Agriculture building in Savusavu.