Stethem Returns to Japan after Seven-Month Patrol
November 21, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following its 2016 patrol, Nov. 17. Stethem made a brief stop at FLEACT Sasebo to pick up family members for a Tiger Cruise. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.

Carrier Strike Group 5 Returns to Yokosuka after Patrol
November 20, 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.

USS Makin Island arrives in Singapore
November 18, 2016
" Sailors aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat, launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), approach the trimaran of a missing Chinese mariner during a search and rescue mission in the western Pacific Ocean. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of the Navy™s maritime strategy in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility.

USS Comstock Arrives in Subic Bay
November 17, 2016
USS Comstock LSD-45 steams in formation during a photo exercise during Keen Sword 2017. Keen Sword 17 is a joint and bilateral field training exercise (FTX) between U.S. and Japanese forces meant to increase readiness and interoperability within the framework of the U.S. " Japan alliance.

US Navy Divers Conduct Inaugural Dive, Preserve Legacy of USS Salute
November 17, 2016
U.S. Navy Divers attached to Mobile Diving & Salvage Company ONE divers serving with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces gather for a group photo at the wreckage site of USS Salute (AM-294), which sank in Brunei waters on June 7, 1945, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2016, Nov. 15. CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste.

Indo-Asia-Pacific Region Remains 'Most Consequential' to America, PACOM Chief Says
November 16, 2016
Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron speaks with Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. at the Defense One Summit Kickoff in Washington, Nov. 15, 2016. Harris, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said his region is “the most consequential” to America.

USS Sampson to support New Zealand-led forces responding to earthquake
November 16, 2016
File photo - The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit. USS Sampson departed for an independent seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

U.S. Navy P-3C Orion Provides Assistance to New Zealand After Earthquake
November 15, 2016
WHENUAPAI, New Zealand (Nov. 15, 2016) Lt. j.g. Shane Lewis, with the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, examines a chart of New Zealand with an airman from the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The VP-47 crew and their U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft are assisting in life-saving efforts after the Nov. 13 earthquakes on the South Island of New Zealand. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Kyle Burdick/Released)

USS Somerset Arrives in Singapore
November 15, 2016
Line handlers assigned to Naval Station San Diego wait to release the mooring lines of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), as it prepares to depart for a scheduled deployment. Somerset is a part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, which will serve in the U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet area of operation, providing maritime security operations, crisis response capability, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence.

USS Sampson Conducts PASSEX with New Zealand Tanker HMNZS Endeavour
November 15, 2016
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship Endeavour (A11), Nov. 13, 2016. Sampson will report to U.S. Third Fleet, Headquartered in San Diego, while deployed to the Western Pacific as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of Third Fleet into the region.


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