1. Pacific Partnership 2013 Arrives in Marshall Islands

    The team is scheduled to take part in a variety of projects and training with the goal of improving the Marshall Islands' overall disaster preparedness.

    MAJURO, Marshall Islands (July 3, 2013) U.S., partner nation service members and non-governmental organization volunteers watch as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) anchors off the Republic of the Marshall Islands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)
  2. 19th CARAT Philippines Closes On Board USS Fitzgerald

    During the six-day exercise, U.S. Sailors and Marines trained with their counterparts in the Philippine navy, coast guard and marine corps.

    Sailors aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) wave at the Philippine Navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) during CARAT Philippines 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)
  3. Stennis Enters Dry Dock

    The dry dock provides Sailors and shipyard workers access to the ship below the waterline for maintenance, repairs and refurbishments.

    BREMERTON, Wash. (June 27, 2013) The Nimitz-class aircraft
        carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) enters dry dock at Puget Sound
        Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to begin a
        scheduled docking planned incremental availability. The dry dock
        will provide Sailors and shipyard workers access to the ship below
        the waterline for maintenance, repairs and refurbishments. (U.S.
        Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)
  4. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Complete Successful Dawn Blitz

    The exercise provided a vigorous training environment for U.S. Sailors and Marines, and strengthened international partnerships.

    A U.S. Navy Assault Craft Unit 5 Landing Craft Air Cushion
        (LCAC) and a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) LCAC wait to
        unload equipment onto the beach during amphibious assault training
        as part of exercise Dawn Blitz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
        Communication Specialist Seaman Molly A. Evans/Released)
  5. CARAT Philippines Supports Strong and Enduring Maritime Relationship

    The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise in the Philippines began June 27 with an opening ceremony in Subic Bay.

    Members of the Philippine Navy band greet the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as the ship arrives June 27 for CARAT Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)
  6. George Washington Begins 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Yokosuka, Japan, June 26 for a patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

    Sailors man the rails as USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, June 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Everett Allen)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship completed the embarkation of Marines from the 31st MEU, June 25, in support of joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    Marines prepare to embark the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church/Released)
  8. USS Blue Ridge Trains with Timor-Leste Military

    Marines and Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship met with members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force for a military-to-military engagement at Port Hera Navy Base, June 25.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Justin Cayetano demonstrates how to label an injured person who has received a tourniquet on Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Steven Nicholson as members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force look on. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bobby Northnagle)
  9. USS Paul Hamilton Returns Home to Pearl Harbor

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 24 following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) passes by Battleship Missouri Memorial as it returns home, June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan)
  10. Pacific Partnership Arrives in New Caledonia, Bids Farewell to French Engineers

    USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) along with embarked Pacific Partnership 2013 personnel arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, June 25.

    Partner nation military members watch as U.S. Navy Sailors pull the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor into port in Noumea, New Caledonia, June 25. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha J. Webb)