1. Pacific Partnership continues mission in Micronesia

    After having arrived in the islands earlier, the multinational team officially kicked off the mission's fourth stop with an opening ceremony in Chuuk, April 13.

    Sailors return to USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) after conducting Pacific Partnership mission activities ashore in Polowat, Micronesia, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Tyrell K. Morris)
  2. U.S., Indian navies practice submarine hunting in Indian Ocean

    P-8 aircraft from the U.S and Indian navies, along with USS Spruance (DDG 111), conducted cooperative activities in the Indian Ocean, April 15.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands aboard USS Spruance (DDG 111) during operations in the Indian Ocean in March. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Bryan Niegel)
  3. Miller takes command of USS New Orleans

    Capt. Kenneth A. Strong turned over command of the amphibious transport dock ship to Capt. P. Scott Miller during a ceremony aboard the ship in San Diego.

    Capt. Kenneth Strong, left, and Capt. Scott Miller cut a cake after the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) change-of-command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelby Sanders)
  4. Command of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp changes hands

    Capt. Christopher Herr relieved Capt. Colby Howard as commanding officer during a ceremony in Subic Bay, Philippines, following exercise Balikatan.

    Sailors stand at parade rest during the USS Wasp change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Benjamin F. Davella III)
  5. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf visits Hong Kong

    USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) arrived in Hong Kong, April 15, for the first visit by a Coast Guard cutter in 17 years.

    In this file photo, USCGC Berthholf (WMSL 750) operates in the Pacific in January. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO John Masson)
  6. PACFLT commander talks winning the high-end fight with Hawaii-based Navy leadership

    Adm. John Aquilino met with leaders for a conversation about readiness and winning a high-end fight, if called to do so.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino speaks with Navy leadership triads from Hawaii-based units, April 12. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nate Laird)
  7. Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. forces conclude annual Balikatan exercise

    This 35th iteration of Balikatan was the first to incorporate USS Wasp (LHD 1) paired with the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

    USS Wasp (LHD 1) transits the waters of the South China Sea, March 29, while en route to the Philippines for exercise Balikatan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)

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