1. Essex ARG Departs for Talisman Sabre

    The ships got underway June 23 for a Western Pacific patrol and exercise Talisman Sabre.

    SASEBO, Japan (June 23, 2011) Sailors release a mooring line as the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departs U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan, for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin)
  2. Guardian, Avenger, Arrive in Puerto Princessa

    The mine countermeasures ships USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Puerto Princessa June 23,

    PUERTO PRINCESSA, Republic of the Philippines (June 23, 2011) – USS Guardian (MCM 5) picks up the Harbor Pilot prior to pulling into Puerto Princessa June 23. Guardian and USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in port as part of a scheduled MCM Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake)
  3. GW, Airwing Five Working Toward Blue Water Certification

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region, June 21.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 21,2011) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chiva Jones directs an EA-6B Prowler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 from the number one catapult on board USS George Washington (CVN 73).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/RELEASED)
  4. USS Pasadena Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned June 22 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (June 22, 2011) - The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific region Wednesday, June 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW/SCW) Ronald Gutridge / Released.)
  5. USNS Bowditch Completes U.S./Vietnam Oceanographic Survey Mission

    USNS Bowditch completed 15 survey missions off the coast of Vietnam May 20 - June 20.

    U.S. Navy file photo of the.T-AGS 60 Class Oceanographic Survey Ship, USNS Bowditch.
  6. USS Columbia Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region, June 21.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 21, 2011) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Tuesday, June 21, for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge /Released)
  7. Pacific Fleet Career Counselor Visits Guam

    The fleet career counselor for U.S. Pacific Fleet spoke to Sailors during an informational brief at the Big Screen Theatre aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam, June 16.

  8. U.S., Australian Forces to Conduct Major Exercise

    22,000+ U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 in Australia during July.

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 76) is one of nine U.S. ships and submarines that will participate in exercise Talisman Sabre in July. More than 14,000 service members from all branches of the the U.S. Armed Forces will join approximately 8,500 Australian Defence Force personnel during the combined and joint training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by  Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  9. PACFLT Commander Signs Statement of Support for National Guard, Reservists

    Admiral Walsh signed a Statement of Support June 20, proclaiming the Fleet’s commitment to its civilian employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 20, 2011) Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, poses for a photo with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve representatives Robert
W. Borek, Jr (left), P. Pasha Baker (right center), and Gayle J. Lau (right) after signing an ESGR
Statement of Support. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Patrick Murray)
  10. Pacific Fleet Sailor Supports Afghanistan Intelligence Mission

    A Sailor from the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff assigned to the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group works hard to keep aircrew out of harm's way while advising Afghan intelligence analysts.

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (June 12, 2011) Intelligence Specialist (IS) 3rd Class Armando Rodriguez, from the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff, and IS3 Steven Schuyler, both currently assigned to the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, work as Air Intelligence Advisors with Afghan Air Force intelligence experts at Kandahar Air Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian E. Christiansen)