1. U.S. Navy submarine hosts Royal Thai Navy leaders during Guardian Sea exercise

    The visit to USS Louisville (SSN 724) off Phuket was in conjunction with the bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise.

    Vice Adm. Chareonpol Koomrasi, center, chief of staff of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Fleet, poses for a photo with U.S. Capt. Matt Jerbi, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7 and other visiting RTN leaders during a tour of USS Louisville (SSN 724). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Matthew Ziesmer)
  2. HSC-25 rescues two Guam fishermen after watercraft sinks

    The men were able to battle the surf and traversed the jagged reef to shore, but were stranded on a cliff line with no avenue of rescue from shore or sea.

    Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Robert Washington is lowered from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to rescue two local spear fishermen, April 11. (U.S. Navy/HM2 Class Kyle Bowen)
  3. Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes mission stop in Malaysia

    During the two-week mission in Kuching, the Pacific Partnership team helped build relationships and improve disaster response capabilities.

    A Malaysian Army soldier and members of the multinational Pacific Partnership team celebrate the end of an enclosure project during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sambir Elementary School in Kuching. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Berksteiner)
  4. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge returns to Malaysia

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Kota Kinabalu for a port visit April 11, its second visit to Malaysia since joining the LIMA exhibition in Langkawi last month.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches Kota Kinabalu, April 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan McKay)
  5. U.S. Navy P-8A, destroyer join JSDF search for Japanese F-35A pilot

    P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadrons (VP) 8 and VP-5, along with USS Stethem (DDG 63) are assisting with the Japanese-led search effort

    File photo of a P8-A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  6. Malaysia emergency response team conducts Pacific Partnership rescue exercise

    The Malaysian-led evolution simulated a natural disaster relevant to the local Kuching, Malaysia, area.

    Malaysian first responders and Royal Air Force Reserves Flight Lieutenant John Carolan-Cullion lift a civilian with simulated injuries from a boat during a field training exercise as part of Pacific Partnership 2019. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Berksteiner)
  7. Cargo handling battalion demonstrates new capability with Mark VI patrol boat lift

    Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 conducted a proof of concept lift on/lift off (LOLO) of a Mark VI patrol boat with USNS 2nd LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) in Guam.

    Sailors from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1, Det. Guam, lift a Mark VI patrol boat during a first-time proof of concept lift operation aboard USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), April. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jasen Moreno-Garcia)
  8. U.S., Thailand conduct anti-submarine exercise in Andaman Sea

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy began the 8th iteration of exercise Guardian Sea with a ceremony aboard the frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej, April 7.

    U.S. and Royal Thai Navy leaders stand together during the opening ceremony for Guardian Sea 2019. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  9. Malaysian Armed Forces, Pacific Partnership Seabees restore school water tanks

    The project benefits students and faculty, and the surrounding community as the facility serves as an evacuation center in the event of a natural disaster.

    A Malaysian Army soldier and U.S. Navy Seabees pour concrete during a project at a school in Kuching, Malaysia. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  10. Mariner evacuated by HSC-25 for medical emergency

    The Guam-based squadron provided emergency medical lift for a Chinese mariner in distress aboard a Panamanian-flagged dry bulk cargo vessel, April 5.

    File photo of an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)