Sailors Keep Aircraft in Shipshape Condition
February 8, 2017
U.S. Navy Sailors with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 performed maintenance on E/A-18G Growlers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support exercise Cope North, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 – March 8, 2017. The maintenance performed by the Sailors allows the pilots to continue operating their aircraft and participating in the exercise.

USS McCampbell visits Otaru, Japan, on patrol
February 8, 2017
Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) man the rails as the ship pulls into the city of Otaru, Feb. 3, 2017. McCampbell is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

USS Wayne E. Meyer visits Guam during Strike Group Deployment
February 7, 2017
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) prepares to pull into Naval Base Guam, Feb. 3, 2017. Wayne E. Meyer is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years.

USS Hopper Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit
February 6, 2017
USS Hopper (DDG 70) file photo.

U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
February 6, 2017
A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA is launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) during a flight test off Hawaii resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target by the SM-3IIA, which is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan, Feb. 3, 2017. This test also marks the first time an SM-3IIA was launched from an Aegis ship and the first intercept engagement using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 (BMD 5.1) weapon system.

Mattis Describes Overseas Trip as Opportunity to Listen to Allies’ Concerns
February 2, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Lt. Gen. Won, In-Choul, ROKAF Operations Command commander, as he arrives at Osan Air Base, Feb. 2, 2017.  Mattis’ visit to the ROK, the first such visit in his tenure as secretary of defense, comes in light of a year of strong provocations from North Korea, affirming the ironclad commitment the U.S. has in strengthening its robust alliance with the ROK.

U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Tigertails Tread in New Territory
February 2, 2017
Five E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircrafts, assigned to the Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, taxi the runway after arriving onboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Feb. 2, 2017. VAW-125 will relieve VAW-115 as the airborne early warning squadron for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 in support of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group.

USS Antietam damaged during anchoring
January 31, 2017
SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 06, 2016) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Antietam is underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

U.S. Forces Japan J3 Director of Operations Visits USS Shiloh, Increases Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Cooperation
January 31, 2017
In this file photo,Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) us a firehose to clean the ships anchor as they prepare to depart Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka to continue their 2016 patrol. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.

USS Coronado Completes Maintenance Availability, Returns to Sea
January 31, 2017
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs Changi Naval Base for an underway period to prepare for upcoming operations and maritime security engagements in the region, Jan. 31, 2017. Currently on a rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.


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