1. Pacific Partnership 2019 introduces enroute medical care helicopter exercise

    The exercise was an opportunity to enhance field medical capabilities in times of humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

    Lt. Cmdr. Erik Hardy assists Philippine emergency responders with enroute care training during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Berksteiner)
  2. U.S. Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea

    USCGC Berthholf's (WMSL 750) patrol is part of the ongoing contribution to international efforts in combatting North Korea’s maritime sanctions evasion activity.

    In this file photo, USCGC Berthholf (WMSL 750) operates in the Pacific in January. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO John Masson)
  3. USS Preble visits Thailand during Indo-Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived in Phuket for a routine port visit, March 18.

    USS Preble (DDG 88) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Morgan K. Nall)
  4. Pacific Partnership supports community health engagement in Tacloban

    Local health care professionals, Philippine service members, and the Pacific Partnership 2019 team contributed medical services and education in Tacloban, Philippines.

    Lt. Sharon Hoff listens to a patient’s heartbeat as Philippine Army Capt. Glorife Saura from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps records patient vital signs. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  5. SECNAV names future destroyer in honor of U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class William Charette was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War on March 27, 1953.

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower poses with three men at White House in 1954, to whom he has just presented the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in Korean War combat action, including Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class William R. Charette. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
  6. USS Chief visits Manila during regional operations

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Manila, Philippines, March 17, for a port visit.

    Mineman Seaman Logan Hardy throws a messenger line to the pier as USS Chief (MCM 14) arrives in Manila. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  7. U.S., Korean navies work together during salvage exercise

    Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 and Republic of Korea Navy counterparts began Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2019, March 13.

    Chief Navy Diver Eric Real discusses hot tap procedures with Republic of Korea Navy counterparts during a training evolution, March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Mark Meredith)
  8. Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 discovered in Coral Sea

    The expedition crew aboard the research vessel R/V Petrel discovered the wreck of the WWII aircraft carrier in January.

    File photo of USS Wasp (CV 7) circa early 1942, with SB2U and F4F aircraft on her flight deck. (Naval History and Heritage Command photo)
  9. Pacific Fleet commander emphasizes readiness for high-end warfighting during visit with San Diego commands

    Adm. John Aquilino met with waterfront leaders, March 11-13, to discuss building and sustaining fleetwide readiness.

    Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with leaders from area San Diego-based commands, March 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Millar)
  10. U.S., Philippine navies conduct cooperative deployment as flagship arrives in Manila

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Manila, March 13.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives for a port visit in Manila, March 13. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan McKay)