7th Fleet 2016 Wrap Up: A Year of Firsts
January 1, 2017

Last U.S. Ship Transferred to Republic of Korea Navy Decommissioned in Ceremony
December 29, 2016
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), Commander Navy Region Korea (CNRK) and Republic of Korea (ROK) Sailors attend the decommissioning ceremony of ROK ship Pyeongtaek (ATS-27) at Commander Fleet Activities, Chinhae. USS Beaufort (ATS-2), an Edenton-class salvage ship, joined the U.S, Dec. 28, 2016.  Fleet in 1972 and served 24-years in the Indo-Asia-Pacific before being decommissioned in 1996. One year later, the ship was transferred to the ROK Navy and commissioned as Pyeongtaek.

Guam Navy Commands Win 2016 Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award
December 28, 2016
In this file photo, Yeoman 1st Class Erik Estrada, far right, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), helps local volunteers pack mulch into bags in the village of Dededo, Guam.  Frank Cable Sailors teamed up with volunteers from Island Girl Power, a local community service program for young girls, to clean and renovate a series of parks. Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

USS John S. McCain Visits Puerto Princesa on Patrol
December 27, 2016
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approaches Puerto Princesa for a scheduled port visit, Dec, 24, 2016. McCain is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

ROK, US Naval Alliance Takes Next Step with 'Combined Edge' Junior Officer Exchange Program
December 27, 2016
Lt. j.g. David Dinkins, ships navigator for USS Barry (DDG 52) tours Republic of Korea (ROK) ship Bucheon (PCC 773) during the officer exchange program Combined Edge, Dec. 22, 2016. “Combined Edge” is a program focusing on improving combined war fighting integration between the U.S. and ROK navies by allowing U.S. Navy officers to embark on ROK navy ships.

Alexandria Visits Sasebo during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment
December 27, 2016

U.S. Returns 10,000 Acres of Okinawan Training Area to Japan
December 22, 2016
Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada makes opening remarks during the Northern Training Area Land Return Ceremony Dec. 22 in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan. Representatives from the United States government, U.S. Forces Japan and the Government of Japan gathered for the ceremony that represented the return of thousands of acres of land previously utilized as part of the Northern Training Area. The return included approximately 9,852 acres of land and marks the largest land return from U.S. Forces Japan since 1972. The return is one of the many U.S. Forces Japan efforts to consolidate U.S. presence on Okinawa and ensure minimal environmental impact on Okinawa’s natural resources.

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Return of U.S. Navy Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
December 20, 2016

USS Mustin (DDG 89) Arrives in Cam Ranh International Port
December 15, 2016
In this file photo, The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) steams during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2014 exercise. In its 20th year, CARAT is a series of bilateral naval exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations in South and Southeast Asia.

Military Sealift Command Shares First-aid Knowledge while 'Stayin Alive'
December 15, 2016
Senior Chief Petty Officer CJ Eison, fleet medical liaison, Military Sealift Command Far East (MSCFE), observes staff members of a local hotel here perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques during a refresher course.  MSCFE personnel are in Thailand conducting various COMREL events along with volunteers from the dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11), Dec. 12, 2016. The Washington Chambers is currently in Thailand conducting scheduled voyage repairs.


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