1. 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)
  2. U.S. Navy P-8A, destroyer join JSDF search for Japanese F-35A pilot

    P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. Malaysian Armed Forces hosts Pacific Partnership medical evacuation exercise

    Participants simulated a mass casualty drill to enhance their capacity for emergency care during the training.

    Malaysian and U.S. military members airlift a training mannequin during a Pacific Partnership medical evacuation exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Berksteiner)
  9. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge strengthens alliance in Thailand

    The flagship and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Laem Chabang for a port visit, April 3.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches the pier in Laem Chabang, Thailand, April 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam K. Thomas)
  10. USS Zumwalt arrives in Pearl Harbor for port visit

    The lead ship of the U.S. Navy's newest class of guided-missile destroyers arrived at Joint Base Perl Harbor-Hickam, April 2, for a scheduled port visit.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) as the guided-missile destroyer approaches the pier. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Holly L. Herline)

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