1. George Washington Prepares For Worst with Mass Casualty Drill

    Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier were put through a life-like mass casualty drill, June 28.

  2. HSC 25 Provides More Than Search and Rescue

    Members of the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Det. 6 are making preparations to assist the Essex Amphibious Ready Group during exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.

    SASEBO, Japan (June 21, 2011) – An MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Control Squadron 25 "Island Knights" lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparations for getting underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)
  3. George Washington Conducts First CBR drill for Summer Patrol

    Armed with MCU-2/P gas masks, Sailors aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier manned their designated repair lockers to train for combat in a contaminated environment.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 29,2011) Sailors exhibit teamwork in a timed exercise to don advanced chemical protective gear within eight seconds during a mock chemical attack aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Devenberg/RELEASED)
  4. U.S., Philippine Navies Join for 17th CARAT Exercise

    Three U.S. Navy ships arrived in Puerto Princesa, June 28, to launch CARAT Philippines.

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (June 28, 2011) Philippine Navy Vice Commander Orwen Cortez listens as Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, answers a question during a press conference following the opening ceremonies for CARAT Philippines 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson)
  5. Germantown Embarks 31st MEU, Prepares for Talisman Sabre

    The forward-deployed dock landing ship completed on loading more than 450 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit June 27 in preparation for exercise Talisman Saber 2011.

    WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (June 27, 2011) A Landing Craft Air Cushion departs from the well deck of the forward-deployed dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).  The ship was in Okinawa embarking Sailors and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  6. Puerto Princesa City Director Tours USS Guardian

    The crew USS Guardian (MCM 5) invited Officials from the Puerto Princesa City Police to tour the ship June 27, as a gesture of thanks for the support and hospitality the City has shown visiting U.S. Sailors.

    PUERTA PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines (June 27, 2011) - Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Brown, Commanding Officer USS Guardian (MCM 5), presents a photo of Guardian and a ship’s coin to Police Senior Superintendent Virgilio C. Parrocha, City Director of the Puerto Princesa City Police, after a pier-side tour of the ship. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Colby Drake)
  7. MWR Keeps George Washington’s Spirits Up At Sea

    The USS George Washington's crew is hard at work day and night. But during their brief moments of free time, many are finding opportunities for some fun thanks to the ship’s Morale Welfare and Recreation team.

  8. Cruising the Gulf of Alaska during Northern Edge

    Several ships from the Navy and Coast Guard cruised to Alaska to participate in the two week exercise Northern Edge.

    GULF OF ALASKA (June 17, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), front, guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), and Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, a national security cutter, transit the Gulf of Alaska in formation during exercise Northern Edge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen)
  9. USS Texas Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment June 23.

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (June 23, 2011) - Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment Thursday, June 23.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge / Released)
  10. U.S., Philippine Navies to Join for CARAT Exercise in Palawan

    Three U.S. Navy ships will arrive in the Philippines June 28 to launch the 17th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines. USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Howard (DDG 83), and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) will take part.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 22, 2011) Philippine Navy commandos board USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise in support of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2011. SEACAT is a series of VBSS training exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to enhance relationships and adapt to evolving maritime threats. (The U.S. and Philippine navies will conduct similar training during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Ralph Riess)