The Navy’s Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan
October 16, 2016
We are proud members of numerous different tribes within the Navy – our occupations, warfare specialties, ships and squadrons – we must always remember that there is one Sailor’s Creed and we are one NAVY TEAM supporting and defending our Nation. This modernization will make us more capable as individuals and a Navy.

USS Germantown Arrives in Cambodia
October 16, 2016
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Oct. 16, 2016) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulls into Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a port visit. Germantown, attached to Expeditionary Strike Group 7, is underw

Carrier Strike Group Five Arrives in Busan
October 16, 2016
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 14, 2016) The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during Exercise Invincible Spirit.

CJCS Hosts ROK, Japanese Counterparts for Trilateral Discussions
October 15, 2016
From left: Commander, Combined Forces Command, Gen. Vincent Brooks;  ROK Chairman General Sun Jin Lee;  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford; Japanese Chief of Staff Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano; and Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. Harris. The senior military leaders met at the Pentagon Oct. 14 to discuss trilateral collaboration in order to respond to increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats.

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Departs Subic Bay after completing PHIBLEX 33
October 12, 2016
Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, land in Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Philippines, to begin bilateral training with their counterparts in the Philippine Marine Corps as part of Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX).

US, ROK Navies Hone Mine Countermeasure Capabilities at First Combined Mine Warfare Event
October 11, 2016
SEOUL, Republic of Korea (Oct. 11, 2016) More than 80 mine-warfare specialists from 12 nations including the U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) pose during a break at the annual Mine Countermeasure Warfare Symposium in Seoul. The weeklong symposium, co-hosted by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and ROK Flotllia 5, is one half of the Combined Mine Warfare event, which also includes exercise Clear Horizon. The symposium was aimed at sharing expertise in mine countermeasure tactics, techniques, and procedures and to explore opportunities for increased multilateral training among navies from the United Nations sending states.

US, Republic of Korea Navies Conduct Exercise Ensuring Alliance Remains Ready to "Fight Tonight"
October 11, 2016
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 7, 2016) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, flies near the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), following helicopter search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency in open-ocean rescue procedure and equipment. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) flagship, is on patrol supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Pacific Surface Action Group Link Up in South China Sea
October 5, 2016
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2016) The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) steam alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of interoperability drills between the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAG SAG) and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).

USS Coronado enters 7th Fleet, prepared to operate with allied and partner navies
October 3, 2016
140423-N-VD564-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) underway in the Pacific Ocean on April 23, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney/Released)

Frank Cable Arrives in Vietnam for 7th Annual NEA
October 3, 2016


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