1. Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes mission stop in Philippines

    The second Pacific Partnership mission stop in Tacloban, Philippines, wrapped up with a closing ceremony, March 22.

    Capt. Randy Van Rossum, left, Pacific Partnership 2019 mission commander, receives a gift from Philippine Navy Rear Adm. Samuel Felix during the closing ceremony of the Philippines mission stop. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  2. USS Chief, Philippine Navy frigate conduct drills

    The mine countermeasures ship and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) drilled to strengthen both navies’ ability to communicate, maneuver and operate together.

    Sailors aboard USS Chief (MCM 14) render honors to BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) after conducting drills together. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  3. USS Pioneer visits Subic Bay after training in region

    The ship arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, March 21, for a port visit following recent mine countermeasures training in 7th Fleet.

    Ensign Alexander Mobilia observes the sunset aboard USS Pioneer (MCM 9) after the ship pulled into Subic Bay, March 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortensen)
  4. U.S. 7th Fleet units complete advanced training

    Six forward-deployed ships completed advanced tactical training this week designed to prepare the crews to win in blue water combat.

    USS McCambell (DDG 85), USS Milius (DDG 69), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Alexandra Seeley)
  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year announced

    Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Nicholas W. Natelli and Logistics Specialist 1st Class Sindy M. Johnson were announced as the 2018 Pacific Fleet Sailors of the Year, March 21.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Logistics Specialist 1st Class Sindy Johnson and Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Nicholas Natelli following the ceremony announcing their selection as Sailors of the Year for Pacific Fleet. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  6. USS Princeton supports Seal Beach 75th anniversary

    The guided missile cruiser arrived at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, March 19, for a port visit in conjunction with the anniversary celebration.

    USS Princeton (CG 59) moors at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, March 19. (U.S. Navy/MCCM Brian Brannon)
  7. Marine Corps, Navy improve crisis response capabilities with Pacific Blitz exercise

    Pacific Blitz is designed to train and integrate forces and staffs of U.S. 3rd Fleet and I Marine Expeditionary Force.

    Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Brian Bickmeier directs the landing of an MV-22B Osprey on the flight deck of USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during exercise Pacific Blitz. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelby Sanders)
  8. U.S., Philippine navies sail from Manila Bay

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) conducted drills together, March 19, following the 7th Fleet flagship's Manila port visit.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) steams with BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16), March 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam K. Thomas)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)