Operation Christmas Drop: Behind the Scenes
December 12, 2016
Operation Christmas Drop volunteers pack boxes Dec. 3, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Over 200 volunteers packed clothes, rice, fish hooks, school supplies and more to be dropped over 50 islands throughout the Pacific.

Keeping the Fleet Safe; 7th Fleet Meteorologist's Keen Eye for Vigilance
December 8, 2016
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Armstrong, a meteorological forecaster, stands under the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) at the Naval Oceanography Anti-Submarine Warfare Center on Yokosuka Naval Base.

Republic of Korea, U.S. Navies Discuss Methods to Strengthen Partnership during 9th Strategic Dialogue
December 8, 2016
Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) and Rear Adm. Chung, Jung-Soo, the Republic of Korea (ROK) deputy chief of naval operations for planning and management, jointly conduct the 9th Strategic Dialogue, a bi-annual conference that focuses on strengthening communication and improving interoperability between the two navies, Dec. 8, 2016.

Louisville Visits Changwon during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment
December 8, 2016
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724).

United Kingdom Delegates Deepen Cooperation and Partnerships Aboard Ronald Reagan
December 7, 2016
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 6, 2016) Capt. Buzz Donnelly, the commanding officer of USS Ronald Reagan speaks on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defense for the United Kingdom, Stephen Lovegrove. Lovegrove is responsible, as the UK government’s principal civilian advisor, for leading defense, heading the Department of State, the overall organization, management and staffing of defense and more.

Culinary Specialists go three rounds in "Chopped" cooking finale
December 6, 2016
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2016) Sailors from various commands compete in the 3rd annual Chopped Yokosuka championship cooking competition held by Yokosuka MWR Japan and the Jewel of the East CFAY galley. This competition encourages Sailors to use their hidden talents in a creative way to express themselves, creating a positive experience. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sarah Myers/Released)

Workshops aim to inspire fleet-wide innovation
December 6, 2016

U.S.-Japan Alliance Never Stronger, Secretary Says
December 5, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, after arriving at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 5, 2016. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

Coronado Increases Readiness through Training, Operations at Sea
December 5, 2016
In this file photo, Chief Petty Officer Kurt Bartholamai acts as safety officer while Chief Petty Officer Jed May directs personnel aboard the flight deck of littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). 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.

Newly Formed Sri Lankan Marine Corps Gets 241 Years of Experience in Under a Week
December 5, 2016
1st Lt. Brandon Hummer, left, teaches a class on optics to Sri Lankan Marines with the assistance of an English translator and Sri Lankan Marine during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. Both the United States and Sri Lanka have a continuing interest in strengthening their partnership based on common interests related to maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness, and the security and stability in the region. The 11th MEU, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of responsibility in support of enhancing ties with partner and allied nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


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