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Fort Worth Visits Kwajalein as Transit Home Continues
September 20, 2016
In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Singapore in August.

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group begins Valiant Shield Exercise
September 16, 2016
This graphic depicts facts about the involvement of the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group in Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield 16 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is participating in Valiant Shield in an effort to increase naval integration and joint capabilities in the event of conflict, contingency, or disaster relief.

Carter, New Japanese Defense Minister Discuss Changing Security Environment
September 16, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada observe the national anthem  at the Pentagon, Sep. 15, 2016.

Pacific Partnership 2016 Returns to Hawaii
September 16, 2016
Indonesian Tug boat Milla Mulia SHS moored next to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016's fifth and final mission stop, Aug. 26, 2016. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local organizations during disaster response training, civil engineering projects, Women, Peace, and Security seminars, medical subject matter expert exchanges and a live field training exercise aimed at improving the capacity of local government, civilian agencies and partner militaries to collectively respond in crisis.

Valiant Shield: U.S. Forces Conclude Sink Exercise
September 14, 2016
U.S. Navy sailors of Patrol Squadron 46 load a P-3 Orion aircraft with AGM-65F MAVERICKS Air to Surface Missiles prior to a sinking exercise Sept. 13, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Valiant Shield 2016. SINKEX provided service members the opportunity to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting, and live firing against a surface target at sea. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. -only field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.

7th Fleet Promotes Peace, Security in Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
September 14, 2016
In this file photo, the destroyer USS Preble approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard for replenishment at sea, June 21, 2015. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and was on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

SINKEX Conducted During Valiant Shield 2016
September 14, 2016
(Sept. 13, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducts a live fire of a harpoon missile, with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), as part of a sink exercise (SINKEX) during Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This is the sixth exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. Benfold is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five in the Philippine Sea supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Aaron Lyons/Released)

Destroyer Squadron 7 Embarks on Bonhomme Richard ESG Ahead of Valiant Shield
September 13, 2016
Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the waters during her fall deployment, Aug. 28, 2016. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

DECATUR MEDEVAC EXEMPLIFIES IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIPS
September 12, 2016
WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Sept. 11, 2016) A Republic of Korea UH-60 Black Hawk prepares to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73).

U.S. Navy Joins Multinational Exercise Kakadu
September 12, 2016
USS Hopper (DDG 70) file photo

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