211008-N-HI500-2149 SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 8, 2021) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at Marina Green during San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) 2021. SFFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America's sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of the city and its surrounding areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandie Nuzzi/Released)
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Blue Angels Flight Demonstration

211008-N-HI500-2149 SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 8, 2021) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at Marina Green during San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) 2021. SFFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, [Read More …]

211004-N-PH222-1637 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 4, 2021) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) transits the Philippine Sea during routine operations. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden/released)
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USS Charleston (LCS 18) Transits the Philippine Sea

211004-N-PH222-1637 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 4, 2021) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) transits the Philippine Sea during routine operations. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of free and open Indo-Pacific [Read More …]

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Sept. 27, 2021) – Utilitiesman Constructionman Tarique Daley, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, competes in an obstacle course race with Spanish Marines during exercise Lisa Azul, Sept. 27, 2021. The exercise engages U.S. and Spanish Marines and Sailors with multiple training evolutions to improve interoperability and reinforce partnerships between allied military units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino)
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Exercise Lisa Azul 2021

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Sept. 27, 2021) – Utilitiesman Constructionman Tarique Daley, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, competes in an obstacle course race with Spanish Marines during exercise Lisa Azul, Sept. 27, 2021. The exercise engages U.S. and Spanish Marines and Sailors with multiple training evolutions to improve interoperability and reinforce partnerships between allied military units. (U.S. [Read More …]

211003-N-LI114-1182 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 3, 2021) The United Kingdom’s carrier strike group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces led by (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) joined with U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea. The integrated at-sea operations brought together more than 15,000 Sailors across six nations, and demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s ability to work closely with its unmatched network of alliances and partnerships in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Jarmiolowski)
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Integrated at-sea Operations

211003-N-LI114-1182 PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 3, 2021) The United Kingdom’s carrier strike group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces led by (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) joined with U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to conduct multiple carrier strike [Read More …]

210922-N-CW176-1227 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 22, 2021) – An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, picks up supplies from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a replenishment-at-sea with the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew Mitchell)
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Replenishment-at-Sea

210922-N-CW176-1227 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 22, 2021) – An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, picks up supplies from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a replenishment-at-sea with the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike [Read More …]

Atlantic Ocean (Sept. 17, 2021) U.S. Navy Sailors qualify in the M240 machine gun during a gun-shoot aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Sept. 17. USS Forrest Sherman participates in the Canadian-led exercise, CUTLASS FURY, alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) and Canadian Allies. The Fury Series of exercises are bi-annual, medium scale exercises off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, designed to exercise Canada’s Atlantic Fleet, Allied Navies, and other joint elements in tactical-level warfare. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Theoplis Stewart II/Released)
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USS Forrest Sherman Conducts Weapons Qualification

Atlantic Ocean (Sept. 17, 2021) U.S. Navy Sailors qualify in the M240 machine gun during a gun-shoot aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Sept. 17. USS Forrest Sherman participates in the Canadian-led exercise, CUTLASS FURY, alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) and Canadian Allies. The Fury Series of exercises are bi-annual, medium scale exercises [Read More …]

210919-N-RF825-1077 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2021) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Nathan Woodruff, from Dallas, Texas, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, conducts fast-rope training from an MH-60S Seahawk attached to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 onto the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tarleton)
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EODMU 5 Trains Aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

210919-N-RF825-1077 INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2021) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Nathan Woodruff, from Dallas, Texas, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, conducts fast-rope training from an MH-60S Seahawk attached to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 onto the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (August 29, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Oliver Ostenberg, a machine gunner, assigned to 1/1 Combined Anti-Armor Team, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), from Santa Fe, N.M., fires an M2HB machine gun during a live-fire exercise onboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), Aug 29. Pearl Harbor, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 11th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sang Kim)
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USS PEARL HARBOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PACIFIC OCEAN (August 29, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Oliver Ostenberg, a machine gunner, assigned to 1/1 Combined Anti-Armor Team, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), from Santa Fe, N.M., fires an M2HB machine gun during a live-fire exercise onboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), Aug 29. Pearl Harbor, part of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready [Read More …]

PACIFIC OCEAN (August 30, 2021) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Aug. 30. Essex, flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Richardson)
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USS ESSEX Underway Operations

PACIFIC OCEAN (August 30, 2021) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, conducts a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Aug. 30. Essex, flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to [Read More …]