1. USNS Rappahannock delivers fuel to Indonesian frigate, helps increase capacity

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler conducted an underway replenishment with an Indonesian Navy frigate in the South China Sea, May 20.

    KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (FFG 33) receives fuel from USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during an underway replenishment, May 20. (U.S. Navy)
  2. 7th Fleet kicks off Southeast Asia TSC patrol

    Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet departed Singapore, May 19, aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) for a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia.

    USNS Millinocket (T-EFP 3) departs Changi Naval Base in Singapore, May 19. (U.S. Navy)
  3. Pacific Partnership kicks off in Thailand for first time

    The multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Sattahip, May 20.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Sattahip, May 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  4. USS Curtis Wilbur joins Shimoda Black Ship Festival

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shimoda, Japan, May 17, to participate in the 79th annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival.

    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 17, en route to Shimoda. (U.S. Navy/Garrett Zopfi)
  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet conducts change of command

    Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Adm. Scott Swift as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 17.

    Adm. Scott Swift, right, and Adm. John C. Aquilino exchange salutes during the Pacific Fleet change of command ceremony, May 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jessica O. Blackwell)
  6. USNS Mercy arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

    Service members and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the hospital ship arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam, May 17.

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the South China Sea, May 15.
  7. 'The Bridge' accepting applications for professional fellowship

    U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Industry Innovation Fellowship (PI2F) is taking applicants through June 15, 2018.

  8. U.S. Pacific Fleet to welcome new commander

    Adm. John C. Aquilino will assume command of Pacific Fleet from Adm. Scott H. Swift, May 17, during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino, right, will assume command of U.S. Pacific Fleet from Adm. Scott Swift during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor, May 17. (U.S. Navy graphic)
  9. USNS Mercy, Brunswick conduct passing exercise with HMCS Vancouver

    The three ships conducted a PASSEX, May 15, as Mercy and Brunswick continue the Pacific Partnership mission in Southeast Asia.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) sail in formation during a passing exercise, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  10. USS Halsey returns to Pearl Harbor after deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 14, after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 14. (U.S. Navy/ATAN Joshua Markwith)