200304-N-NK931-1001 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 4 2020) Landing Signalmen Enlisted (LSE), assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), directs night flight operations of a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, during the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Advanced Warfighting Training exercise (BAWT). BAWT improves interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise enhances the ability of the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Samuel Hardgrove)
U.S. Navy

USS Barry Lookout

200304-N-NK931-1001 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 4 2020) Landing Signalmen Enlisted (LSE), assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), directs night flight operations of a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, during the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Advanced Warfighting Training exercise (BAWT). BAWT improves interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. [Read More …]

200321-N-BT681-1045 NAVAL BASE GUAM (March 21, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, operates from Naval Base Guam. Operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the America ESG-31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team of 4,500 Sailors and Marines is prepared to conduct missions across the full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Berlier)
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America Expeditionary Strike Group Operates from Naval Base Guam

200321-N-BT681-1045 NAVAL BASE GUAM (March 21, 2020) Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, operates from Naval Base Guam. Operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the America ESG-31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team of 4,500 Sailors and Marines is prepared to conduct missions across the full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. [Read More …]

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 13, 2020) Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to mount an AIM-9 captive air training missile onto an F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with VMM-265 (REIN), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)
U.S. Marine Corps

F-35 loading and take off aboard USS America

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 13, 2020) Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to mount an AIM-9 captive air training missile onto an F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with VMM-265 (REIN), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, [Read More …]

200317-N-VF045-1147 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Sailors load an M2HB machine gun on the fantail of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a fast craft attack exercise. Antietam is forward 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 James Hong)
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Antietam Conducts Fast Craft Attack Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Sailors load an M2HB machine gun on the fantail of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a fast craft attack exercise. Antietam is forward 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 [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 18, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)
U.S. Marine Corps

31st MEU unleashes lightning over the Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 18, 2020) An F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 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 1st Class Toni Burton)
U.S. Navy

USS Germantown (LSD 42) amphibious operations

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 16, 2020) Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) lowers the stern gate during amphibious operations. Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 15, 2020) A fast attack craft sails alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a security exercise. Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s largest principal force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Askia Collins)
U.S. Navy

USS Mustin Conducts Security Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 15, 2020) A fast attack craft sails alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a security exercise. Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s largest principal force. (U.S. Navy photo [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 14, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) launches a torpedo during an anti-submarine exercise. Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s largest principal force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Askia Collins)
U.S. Navy

USS Mustin Conducts Anti-Submarine Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 14, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) launches a torpedo during an anti-submarine exercise. Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s largest principal force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication [Read More …]

200314-N-KW492-0387 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 14, 2020) A mark 46 recoverable exercise torpedo is launched from a mark 32 MOD 19 surface vessel torpedo tube through a torpedo firing door of the port torpedo magazine 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 region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga)
U.S. Navy

USS Shiloh Launches Torpedo

200314-N-KW492-0387 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 14, 2020) A mark 46 recoverable exercise torpedo is launched from a mark 32 MOD 19 surface vessel torpedo tube through a torpedo firing door of the port torpedo magazine 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 [Read More …]

200310-N-VF045-1136 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 10, 2020) Lt. Cmdr. Peter Schunk, assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, fires an M14 rifle off of the port bridge wing aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a live-fire exercise. Antietam is forward 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 James Hong)
U.S. Navy

Antietam Conducts Live-Fire Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 10, 2020) Lt. Cmdr. Peter Schunk, assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, fires an M14 rifle off of the port bridge wing aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a live-fire exercise. Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in [Read More …]