1. USS Wasp, Marines arrive in the Philippines for Balikatan exercise

    The amphibious assault ship, with embarked Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 4, arrived in Subic Bay, March 30.

    Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepare to man the rails as the amphibious assault ship arrives in Subic Bay, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Benjamin F. Davella III)
  2. USNS Fall River arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

    The Kuching mission includes training with local medical professionals, civil engineering projects, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness drills.

    Pacific Partnership 2019 personnel stand at parade rest as USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrives at the Port of Kuching, March 28. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  3. Pacific Partnership 2019 completes mission in Marshall Islands

    The multinational team departed aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), March 28, after two-plus weeks of events focused on disaster response and outreach.

    Rear Adm. Joey Tynch lets a Marshallese child try on his cover at the Eniburr pier during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chanel Turner)
  4. VP-47 keeps watch during FFA’s Operation Rai Balang in Pacific Islands

    Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 flew multiple missions in support of combatting illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing activity.

    File photo of a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Bryan Niegel)
  5. Pacific Fleet commander promotes mutual respect, partnerships during LIMA Exhibition

    Adm. John Aquilino told a gathering from around the Indo-Pacific that all nations have benefitted economically from the stability at sea brought by following international law.

    Adm. John Aquilino delivers remarks during the Chief of Navies' Roundtable Talks at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Leonard Adams)
  6. USS Zumwalt visits Alaska during 3rd Fleet operations

    The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 23, for a port visit.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits along the pier in Ketchikan during a port visit. (Photo courtesy of Shawna Shotwell)
  7. U.S. Navy ships, aircraft arrive in Malaysia for LIMA exhibition

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived, March 25, ahead of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition.

    USS Preble (DDG 88), as seen from USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), sits at anchor off Langkawi, Malaysia, March 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Leonard Adams)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)