PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2008) A rigid hull inflatable boat crew from guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) returns to the ship after successfully transferring personnel to Fijian Coastal Patrol boat Levouka during an emergency medical evacuation. McCain is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Byron C. Linder
SEATTLE (July 29, 2008) - The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrives in Seattle for the 2008 Seafair Fleet Week. During the weeklong stay in Seattle, Sailors will get a chance to explore the local community. Navy Weeks are designed to raise awareness in metropolitan areas that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Rowley)
SEA OF JAPAN (July 28, 2008) � With Japanese Coast Guard escorts on either side the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepares to enter Sasebo harbor in Sasebo, Japan. The crew of the Navy�s newest aircraft carrier has many activities planned with both the host nation and host U.S. Sailors stationed there. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets covering 52 million square miles, with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors assigned at any given time. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/NAC) Spike Call
GLENO, Timor-Leste (July 23, 2008) - Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mike Charboneau, from Enid, OK performs and eye exam at a Pacific Partnership Medical Civic Action Program. This mission is in support of and in cooperation with the government of Timor-Leste. In addition to the United States, representatives from Australia, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Canada, and the Republic of Korea and many non-governmental organizations. U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Joseph Seavey.
SURABAYA, INDONESIA (July 21, 2008) - Indonesian Navy sailors listen as Electronics Technician 1st Class Joshua Hoeksema of Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, explains the Combined Enterprise Network Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS). Sailors from the two navies are training as a part of a week-long bilateral Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) between the United States and Indonesia. The NEA is part of an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and several Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim McLendon
EAST TIMOR (July 16, 2008) Chae Kim, a University of California-San Diego Pre-Dental Society sophomore student, shares a moment with a young Timorese patient in the pediatrics ward aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Kim is one of 40 students volunteering during their summer break to support Pacific Partnership 2008. Pacific Partnership is a four-month deployment by Mercy to assist the governments of participating nations with medical, dental and construction civic assistance programs. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class A. Nick De La Cruz
BUKIT TIOMAN DARAT, Malaysia (July 15, 2008) Malaysian Army Rangers and Marines assigned to Combat Assault Co., 3rd Marine Regiment, wade ashore from Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1634 during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 amphibious assault exercise. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises involving the U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance operational readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist