1. Pacific Partnership 2019 joins Malaysian community for health engagement

    The event strengthened bonds between medical professionals while helping the local community.

    U.S. Navy Cmdr. Cyndi Sikorski, left, and Malaysian Army Cpl. Norazimah Halidi conduct stimulation exercises with a participant during a community health engagement in Kuching. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  2. USS Decatur returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to San Diego, April 1, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73) while transiting San Diego Bay, April 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  3. 35th Balikatan exercise gets underway in the Philippines

    Philippine, U.S. and Australian service members gathered together for a ceremony to kick off the exercise, April 1.

    Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) man the rails as the amphibious assault ship arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines, March 30, for exercise Balikatan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  4. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s 26th annual Spring Festival attracts 37,000 visitors

    Guests from all over Japan traveled to the event at the U.S. Navy's largest overseas base, March 30.

    Visitors wait in line for a tour of USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) during the Fleet Activities Yokosuka's Spring Festival, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyler R. Fraser)
  5. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy: Happy 126th Birthday Chiefs - Chief On!

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith's message to the Chiefs Mess on this April 1, 126th anniversary of the Chief Petty Officer rank.

    Chief Master-at-Arms Nicholas Graham gives the order to fire on a target during a live-fire gunnery exercise in the Philippine Sea aboard USS Milius (DDG 69) in March. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Rufus Hucks)
  6. Pacific Partnership multinational team arrives in Micronesia

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrived in the Lower Mortlock Islands, March 31, to support local communities' recovery from the aftermath of Typhoon Wutip as part of Pacific Partnership.

    In this file photo, USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) departs Naval Base Guam, March 4, passing USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) and marking the start of Pacific Partnership 2019. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  7. Pacific Partnership 2019 begins Malaysia mission

    Senior mission leadership, host nation and partner nation personnel attended the opening ceremony of the mission's third stop, in Kuching, March 30.

    Capt. Randy Van Rossum, Pacific Partnership 2019 mission commander, rings a ceremonial gong to open Pacific Partnership 2019 in Malaysia. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)