200728-N-JL568-1014 EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Colorado Springs, Colo., performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Isaac Maxwell)
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USS Shiloh Maintenance

200728-N-JL568-1014 EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Colorado Springs, Colo., performs maintenance on a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist [Read More …]

EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) A close-in weapons system is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves 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 Taylor DiMartino)
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CIWS is Fired Aboard USS Germantown (LSD 42) During Live-Fire Gunnery Exercise

EAST CHINA SEA (July 28, 2020) A close-in weapons system is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and [Read More …]

200616-N-WP865-3383 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 16, 2020) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) conducts routine operations in the South China Sea, June 16, 2020. Gabrielle Giffords, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brenton Poyser)
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USS Gabrielle Giffords at Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 16, 2020) The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) conducts routine operations in the South China Sea, June 16, 2020. Gabrielle Giffords, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force. (U.S. [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Malachi Hodge, from Sacramento, Calif., fires a Mark 38 25mm gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) June 10, 2020. Bunker Hill is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas V. Huynh)
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USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 10, 2020) U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Malachi Hodge, from Sacramento, Calif., fires a Mark 38 25mm gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) June 10, 2020. Bunker Hill is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific [Read More …]

EAST CHINA SEA (May 18, 2020) Electrician Mate’s Fireman Gerson Castillo, from Kansas City, Kan., takes generator readings aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch)
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USS Russell (DDG 59) Conducts Underway Operations

EAST CHINA SEA (May 18, 2020) Electrician Mate’s Fireman Gerson Castillo, from Kansas City, Kan., takes generator readings aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch)

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 22, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Philippine Sea. Russell is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch)
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US and Chilean Small Boat Ops

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 22, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Philippine Sea. Russell is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch)

200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations 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 Vincent E. Zline)
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USS America, JS Akebono Operate in East China Sea

200420-N-RU810-1172 EAST CHINA SEA (April 10, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) sail in formation in the East China Sea. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and [Read More …]

200409-N-EI808-0003 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 9, 2020) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class William Cunius, attached to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), performs routine maintenance on an MQ-8B Navy Fire Scout of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC 23), April 9, 2020. Montgomery, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Hazel Arceo/Released)
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USS Montgomery Operates at Sea

200409-N-EI808-0003 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 9, 2020) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class William Cunius, attached to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), performs routine maintenance on an MQ-8B Navy Fire Scout of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC 23), April 9, 2020. Montgomery, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 4, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launches from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during low-light flight operations. The purpose of flight operations is to ensure all equipment is operating correctly and give pilots an opportunity to hone their skills. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations 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. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger)
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31st MEU Marines, Sailors aboard USS America conduct flight operations

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 4, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launches from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during low-light flight operations. The purpose of flight operations is to ensure all equipment is operating correctly and give pilots an opportunity to hone their skills. America, flagship [Read More …]