1. 20th Annual CARAT Philippines Exercise Begins in Subic Bay

    A U.S. Navy task group comprised of ships, aircraft, Sailors and Marines has arrived in the Philippines and commenced exericse Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, June 26.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrives in Subic Bay June 26 for exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014. (U.S Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  2. Seventh Fleet Tests Innovative Missile Defense System

    Seventh Fleet and the Navy Warfare Development Command tested maritime obscurant generator prototypes June 21-25 to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) test maritime obscurants south of Guam, June 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Timothy Wilson)
  3. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Visits Singapore

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Singapore for a goodwill port visit June 26.

    Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73), looks to the pier as the aircraft carrier arrives at Changi Naval Base for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Beverly J. Lesonik)
  4. Pacific Partnership Veterinarians Improve Quality of Life

    Pacific Partnership veterinarians and veterinary technicians provided a variety of services to the animals of Koh Rong Island, Cambodia, from June 19 to June 24, as part of this year’s mission.

    U.S. Army Veterinarians Maj. Raghavan Sampathkumaran and Capt. J.R. Lund, along with veterinarian technician Sgt. Jerry Vang, prepare a dog for surgery during Pacific Partnership in Cambodia. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Jesus Uranga)
  5. U.S., Indonesian Navies Conduct CARAT Passing Exercise

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and KRI Slamet Riyadi (F 352) completed two days of tactical training June 24 as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training.

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and KRI Slamet Riyadi (F 352) practice tactical maneuvers June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Raul Sanchez)
  6. Multinational Task Force Arrives for RIMPAC 2014

    A multinational task force consisting of nine ships from four nations arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 24, after participating in a group sail from Guam to participate in the 24th biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

    A multinational task force with ships from Brunei, Singapore, the People’s Republic of China and the United States transits the Pacific Ocean in formation June 18 during a group sail from Guam to Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian T. Glunt)
  7. Pacific Partnership 2014 Wraps Up Mission in Timor-Leste

    Service members and guests from Australia, New Zealand, Timor-Leste and the United States gathered at the Comoro Medical Center for a ceremony marking the end of the Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 24.

    Capt. Rodney M. Moore, commodore of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, presents a commemorative plaque to Peter Doyle, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, during the closing ceremony for Pacific Partnership in Timor-Leste. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Stroop)
  8. Pacific Partnership Physical Therapists Assist Patients in Cambodian Physical Rehab Center

    As part of a professional exchange with their Cambodian counterparts, U.S. Navy physical therapists provided services directly to patients at a local physical rehabilitation clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2014, June 23.

    Lt. Matthew Bush assists a patient as he does walking exercises at a physical rehabilitation clinic in Phnom Penh, June 23. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  9. Pacific Partnership Nursing Team Exchanges Skillsets

    The Pacific Partnership nursing team is providing a practical demonstration of interoperability with eight days of professional and practical exchanges with Cambodian medical professionals, with both sides taking away tangible information.

    Royal Australian Navy Lt. Craig Blackburn guides Cambodian medical personnel on the proper placement of electrocardiogram sensors during a June 23 professional nursing exchange. (U.S. Navy/MCC Greg Badger)
  10. PP14 Teams with Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, Teaches Basic Medical Skills to Cambodian Deminers

    U.S. Navy undersea medical specialists taught basic life support techniques to Cambodian deminers June 22 as part of Pacific Partnership 2014.

    Capt. Kirk Eichenmuller and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marvin Galapin teach basic life support techniques to Cambodian deminers. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)