Operation Tomodachi
Operation Tomodachi 

Operation Tomodachi

With almost 40,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan, the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami is unique in that U.S. forces and associated resources were located in close proximity to deal with the crisis. All Services—Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force—are present in Japan in various capacities. In addition, U.S. forces train regularly with their Japanese Self Defense Force (SDF) counterparts, including many humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercises.

 Operation Tomodachi Earthquake/Tsunami News Articles

ACU FIVE
Landing Craft Air Cushion 63 as it transports Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009
A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 embarked aboard the USS Tortuga (LSD 49).
Sailors observe Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 29, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5.
A Marine stands watch as a LCAC prepares to unload its cargo of Marines and vehicles onto the beach during
ACU-5 Crest
ACU 5
ACU ONE
LCU # 1651 enters the well deck during night operations
ACU One Change Of Command
Landing craft utilities (LCU) unload vehicles at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during Dawn Blitz 2010
Sailors assigned to ACU 1 lay a wreath in San Diego Bay in honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley
A landing craft, utility from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 prepares to embark the USS Essex
Engineman 2nd Class Ryan Grubbs directs LCU 1634 as it brings Sailors and Marines ashore to help with continuing disaster relief
Sailors from ACU 1 render honors after laying a wreath during a memorial service for Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1500
Afloat Training Group Pacific
ATGPAC Change Of Command
Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) Introduction Course 11002's graduation
Afloat Training Group Western Pacific
ATGWP Sailors take CPO Advancement Exam
Amphibious Construction Battalion One
Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 Cears a Landing Area
ATG Middle Pacific
ATG Pacific Engineering
ATG Pacific Northwest
Command of ATG Changes Hand
ATG San Diego
Chief selectees from Guided Missile Cruiser Squadron and ATG San Diego sing cadence a 5-kilometer run during Surface Line Week
SWO Pro Book Online
ATG and NAVSEA Conduct Deck Systems Mini-Camp
BMU ONE
Talisman Sabre 2011
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
COMCARSTRKGRU ELEVEN
Gen. David H. Petraeus visits USS Nimitz on Thanksgiving Day, 2009.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
Nimitz Arrives in Bremerton, Navy Announces Everett as Ship's New Homeport
Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao passes through ceremonial sideboys during a change of command ceremony.
COMCARSTRKGRU FIVE
Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsuya Okada receives a briefing from commanding officer of the USS George Washington
USS John C. Stennis
E-2C Hawkeye oboard USS John C. Stennis
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits into Apra Harbor for a port visit to Guam
Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) Helicopter Operations Training on USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) Flight Deck
BUSAN, ROK - USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed more than 2,600 visitors during an open house event Oct 1
USS George Washington (CVN 73) Radio/Internet Discussion with Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Rodney Adams
Rear Adm. John Haley, CDR CCSG5 and Task Force 70, right, discusses ANNUALEX 2011 with JMSDF Vice Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano
USS George Washington (CVN 73) on the ship's first night of a port visit to Hong Kong
COMCARSTRKGRU5 (CCSG5)
Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Arabian Gulf, March 9, 2012.
USS Carl Vinson and the Indian Navy replenishment oiler INS Shakti conduct a refueling-at-sea exercise.
COMCARSTRKGRU NINE
USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) cruise in formation behind USS Halsey (DDG 97)
COMCARSTRKGRU 9
COMCARSTRKGRU SEVEN
COMCMRON Seven
MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the "Vanguard" of MCM Squadron (HM) 14
COMCMRON THREE
COMDESRON FIFTEEN
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is  one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15.
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is  one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15.
DESRON 15 Participates in a Community Service Project
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and DESRON 15 Meet with Capt. Ildar Akhmerov, commander, Surface Ships Force, Russian Pacific  Fleet
COMDESRON NINE
CDS 9 Ships
An E-2C Hawkeye conducts a flyby in front of the ships belonging to Commander Destroyer Squadron Nine (CDS-9).
OSCS Jon McCormick, left, presents former Destroyer Squadron 9 Capt. Michael Slotsky with a command pennant
Destroyer Squadron Nine Concludes 5th Fleet Operations
Capt. Carol A. Hottenrott, Commodore, (DESRON) 9, gives a lecture about women’s leadership to students.
Ops Officer Recognized for Award
Destroyer Squadron NINE Returns to Everett, WA
Destroyer Squadron NINE staff welcomed Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, Commander 3rd Fleet, on Friday as he toured Naval Station Everett
SOQ
USS FORD getting underway from Naval Station Everett for her upcoming Western Pacific deployment.
COC
Shoup and Rodney M. Davis Host Troop 711
DESRON NINE Sailors of the Quarter
USS Momsen (DDG 92),USS Sterett (DDG 104),USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Milius (DDG 69) in COMPTUEX
Change Of Command (November 2011)
Lincoln Strike Group Assists Distressed Iranian Mariners
COMDESRON ONE
Ships in line
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) performs tactical maneuvering exercises
COMDESRON SEVEN
RIMPAC 2010 Combined Sea Combat Commander Staff
USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group and Republic of Korea Navy ships steam in formation in conjunction with Exercise RSOI/FE 2007
Change of Command 2011
SWO Of the Year Award 2011
Capt. James Morgan, Commander awards Petty Officer 1st Class Rachelle C. Mercado, a plaque after being named DESRON 7 SOY.
COMDESRON THREE ONE
Lt. Cmdr. David R. Spencer calls out names of pharmacy customers during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)
USS Commelin (FFG 37), center, and the Royal Cambodian Navy patrol craft PC 1141 and PC 1108 conduct joint maneuvers
Hawaii Ships Train as a force in Koa Kai exercise
Nevada Sailors remember Dec. 7 attack
Nevada Sailors Remember Pearl Harbor Attack
USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Rueben James (FFG 57), USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and USS Cheyenne (SSN 773)
Previous Koa Kai Exercise
COMDESRON TWO ONE
DESRON 21 ships conducting a column formation during the 2011 Group Sail exercise.
COMDESRON 21
Sailor from USS John C. Stennis lowers flag
John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Dewey (DDG 105), and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) are underway.
COMDESRON TWO THREE
Capt. Jesse Wilson, Deputy Destroyer Strike Group Commander (DESRON 23) speaks during press conference with members of the Malay
Pacific Partnership 2011
Pacific Partnership 2011
Pacific Partnership 2011
Pacific Partnership Commander Engages Media
Pacific Mission Tests Disaster Response Capabilities
Farewell Concert Before Deplyment for Pacific Partnership 2011
Sailors stand in front of USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) during its last day in dry dock.
USS Cleveland LPD 7
Capt. Jesse A. Wilson, Commander of CDS-23, observes amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7).
LPD 7 PP11
Preparing for Pacific Partnership 2011
Arriving in Tonga
USS CLEVELAND sailors aboard New Zealand ship
Pacific Partnership 2011 Veterinary Technician Provides Humanitarian Aid in Tonga
Pacific Partnership Departs Tonga
Capt. Jesse A. Wilson, mission commander of Pacific Partnership 2011, is escorted into the Nakamal Chief Lodge
Pacific Partnership Team Arrives in Papua New Guinea
PP11
Pacific Partnership Team Rebuilds School in Papua New Guinea
Pacific Partnership Photo
Pacific Partnership 2011
Pacific Partnership Team participates in NGO Conference in Timor-Leste
Pacific Partnership 2011 Departs Timor-Leste
OS1 Michael Pope , the Operations Specialist attached to Pacific Partnership 2011.
Pacific Partnership Team Arrives in Federated States of Micronesia
Pacific Partnership Teams Up with University of Hawaii to provide Humanitarian Assistance to the Pacific
Pacific Partnership 2011
Two Ships, One Partnership Mission
Illinois Native Helps With PP11 Mission
Pacific Partnership Arrives in Hawaii, Completes Final Phase of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Mission
NHB pharmacist provides need during Pacific Partnership 2011
California Girl Helps With PP11 Mission
COMEXSTRKGRU SEVEN
USS Essex, Coral Sea
Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Staff Embarks ROK Command Ship
A diver is recovered by helicopter during a medical evacuation training exercise involving the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies
USS Defender (MCM 2) recieves lines from JS Uraga (MST 463) in preparation for astern refueling practice between US Japan
A pair of CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters fly near Cristo Rei of Dili, during flight operations onboard amphibious assault ship USS
United States Sailors and Marines ride with members of the Sri Lankan Navy on their way to Base Hospital Mutur
A Sailor stands the Aft-Lookout Watch on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Vice Adm. D. C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Forces and staff members visit the Center for Security Forces.
Midshipmen practice proper team hose handling techniques at the Fire Fighting Trainer at Naval Station San Diego.
Capt. Michael Taylor, Commanding Officer, Afloat Training Group San Diego (ATGSD) describes revisions to the Surface Force Train
Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) speaks to San Diego waterfront commanding of
Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC), discusses individual augmentee deployments w
SAN DIEGO (JUNE 30, 2010) - Operation Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Ed Faggett, a native of Marshall, Texas, throws the first pit
Fireworks display illuminates the night sky over the Pearl Harbor Memorial. To celebrate Independence Day, Morale, Welfare and R
Service members recite the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum
Royal Australian Navy frigate Warramunga (FFH-152) engages Ex-USS New Orleans (LPH-11) with her 5-inch gun during a surface enga
Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) speaks to San Diego waterfront commanding of
Honor Graduate, Ensign Anna Joy Hilton cuts the ceremonial cake.
Vice Admiral D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, joins base officials to cut the ribbon officially
Petty Officer Justin McNeley
Lt. Moneé Freas receives the Naval Sea Systems Command Community Diversity Award from Rear Admiral Richard D. Berkey, Fleet Main
Senior Chief Fire Controlman Zack C. Hallman stands watch during a test of the Aegis weapons system aboard the guided-missile cr
The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG54) transits through rough seas in the Pacific Ocean.
Surface Line Week Events
USS George Washington (CVN 73), with her combined crew of more than 5,000 Sailors, along with USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USS Ch
Surface Line Week 2010
Surface Line Week 2010
SLW 2010
West is wearing the Navy Working Uniform Type III during the conformance test phase.
The U.s. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, perform at the Western Idaho Fair during Boise Navy Week, one of 20
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughhead holds a question and answer session with Sailors during an all-hands call at
Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Manuel Paul, superintendent of San Ysidro School.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band member Musician 3rd Class Jason Gay, embarked aboard the Royal Australian navy landing ship heavy HMAS T
HM-15 is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) supporting the Pakistan government and military with he
Surface Force Ombudsmen celebrate 40th anniversary with Vice Admiral D.C. Curtis and his wife Towanda
A boxer exits the tunnel on the last night of the Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Naval Base Ventura County.
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Geraldine Kirk receives the Making a Difference Award from Karen Jones, TriWest Healthcare Alliance,
Navy Seal Cyclist
Navy Volunteers Assist at San Diego Fleet Week 2010 Speed Fest
The 13th annual Coronado Speed Festival took place aboard Naval Base Coronado Sept. 24-26 as part of San Diego Fleet Week.
Cmdr. Yvette Davids, of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet speaks to students from Sunset Elementary School.
USS STERETT (DDG 104)
Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2010
235th United States Marine Corps birthday at the Pentagon, Nov. 8th, 2010.
San Diego Area Sailor Receives Purple Heart
Military officials from the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) are greeted in the in-port cabin before a tour.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SS/SW) Rick D. West
U.S. Naval Academy quarterback Ricky Dobbs signs an autograph for a child at a Make-A-Wish Foundation
U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are underway in formation during Keen Sword 2011
2010 Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year Finalists
2010 Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year Finalist with Force Master Chief
SOY 2010 Winners (Sea and Shore)
The 2010 Finale for Ship Handler Of the Year
Fun Day for Safety Patrol Students
Change Of Command (June 3, 2011)
USS George Washington (CVN 76) transits the East China Sea
Opening ceremony for the exercise Talisman Sabre 2011
Daily Update
Daily Update
Daily Update
SNA
Daily Update
Paktika PRT talks security near border
SLW 2011
SWFOTS 2011
SNA 2012 Symposium
SNA 2012 Symposium
Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, commander of Naval Surface Forces, presents a coin to a Marine during lunch aboard USS Kearsarge
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
Cobra Gold 2012
MIDN Emily Motz, on the phone with VADM Hunt, had the first pick on NROTC ship selection day.
Sea and Shore SOY 2011 Winners
Admiral John Harvey (left), Vice Adm. Richard Hunt (center), and Rear Adm. Davis Thomas (right)
VADM Hunt Tour Of Makin Island In Bahrain
Left to right: Capt. Ian Hall, commanding officer and Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski, Deputy Commander
Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE
COMPTUEX is a joint combined exercise conducted off the coast of Southern California.
Specialist 2nd Class Dearren Watson makes handprints on a canvas during Sexual Assault Awareness Month training.
COMNAVBEACHGRU ONE
Hospital Corpsman assigned to the Independant Duty Corpsman (IDC) Student Surface Warfare Medical Institution.
COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC
Ships sail in formation during the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Surface Combatant Group Sail
The San Diego-based ships USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) joined four Hawaii-based ships in exercise Koa Kai.
COMPHIBRON ELEVEN
The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) was pulled into White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan.
Formation
Seven Sailors assigned to AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON ELEVEN were recognized for their efforts recently in an awards ceremony held under
Seaman Rachel Mackey steers the amphibious dock landing ship.
Machine gun training onboard Harpers Ferry
USS Essex (LHD 2) is at anchorage off the coast of White Beach
USS Essex
Sailors move a fork lift truck aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42)
DC3 Steven Rebella demonstrates the proper usage of the CO2 fire extinguisher aboard USS Essex.
Marines with the 31st MEU board the USS Essex at White Beach Naval Facility Okinawa
USS Essex (LHD 2) Hosts honorable Raymond Greene, U.S. Consulate General to Okinawa, and Japanese Dignitaries
A Marine assigned to the 31st MEU directs a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle out of the upper vehicle storage area
Seaman Henry Stumpf directs an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st MEU in the well deck of USS Germantown
Essex, PHIBRON 11 Sailors Visit Indonesian University
COMPHIBRON FIVE
CPR 5 returns home to San Diego
QM3 Daniel Urbano, left, keeps track of the ship's position as Mexican navy Lt. Navarrete and Lt.j.g. Jonathan Seawert
CPR 5 Commodore and CO of USS New Orleans present certificates to South American naval officers
Capt. Peter Brennan, commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, as meets with senior enlisted members of the Colombian navy
Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 Commodore, Capt. Peter J. Brennan turned the helm over to Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II at a
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit off the coast of Southern California.
USS Makin Island (LHD8)
Change of Command Ceremony aboard USS Makin Island (lhd8)
COMPHIBRON ONE
EX2
EX2
Sailors from USS Boxer (LHD 4) take in the last view of the ship out of water as it rests in dry dock.
Photo
Photo
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Visits Pearl Harbor
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Visits Hawaii
A CH-46 Sea Knight attached to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Squadron (HMM) 163 takes off from the flight deck of USS Boxer
Galley aboard Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3)
Captain J. Curtis Shaub was relieved by Captain Martin Pompeo as Commander
COMPHIBRON SEVEN
USS Bonhomme Richard
File Photo - amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
Capt. Timothy M. Wilson, former commanding officer of PHIBRON 7
COMPHIBRON THREE
Welcome Home
Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, addresses Marines and Sailors during a captain's call aboard USS Dubuque (LPD 8).
USS Peleliu
The three ships of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and USS Dubuque (LPD 8)
A CH-46 Seaknight helicopter practices vertical replenishments as it approaches the flight deck of the USS Peleliu (LHA 5)
Marines assigned to combat cargo, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), remove a net from cargo that was delivered
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) approaches fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock
Master Cheif Promotion
Captain Dale G. Fuller (left) is relieved of Command by Captain Mark T. Sakaguchi (right).
USS RUSHMORE (LSD 27) Demonstration of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus in truck tunnel
COMTACGRU ONE
COMTASKGRU 1 Hosts Friends & Family Fun Day
MCM Crew Conflict
MCM CREW CONSTANT
Crew Constant
MCM CREW DOMINANT
Sailors onboard USS CHAMPION conducts Harbor Navigation exercises
MCM CREW EXULTANT
2010 CFC Hero Award
MCM CREW FEARLESS
Hispanic Heritage Month
Bahrain Road Runners
MCMfearless
MCM CREW LEADER
USS Dextrous Initiates COC with Crew Leader
MCM CREW PERSISTENT
Mineman 3rd Class Joshua Pallent lowers a mine neutralization vehicle into the central Arabian Gulf to search for a training min
Naval Provisional Detainee Battalion FIVE
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, meets with Sailors on the flight deck after being welcomed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt.
PCU Jackson (LCS-6)
SECNAV names the next two littoral class ships, USS Jackson (LCS 6) and USS Monthgomery (LCS 8)
PCU Milwaukee (LCS 5)
SECNAV Announces The Fifth Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
PCU Zumwalt
RSO PNW EVERETT WA
RSO PNW
Surface Ship Life Cycle Management Activity
Corrigan Assumes Command of  SSLCM
TACRON ELEVEN
Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Rizalina Pedro, assigned to Tactical Air Control Squadron Eleven (TACRON-11), monitors Marine C
XO cooking
Re-enlistment
Fair Winds and Following Seas
TACRON TWELVE
File photo - amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
Talons Football Team
USS Essex (LHD 2) steams off the coast of northeastern Japan
USS AMERICA
PCU America (lha6)
Keel Authentication Ceremony
USS Anchorage
Anchorage Sailor Selected For All-Navy Boxing Training Camp
Avondale shipbuilders operate and monitor the powerful jacks pushing LPD 23
Anchorage (LPD 23) is pictured Saturday, February 12, floating on the Mississippi River
Anchorage (LPD23) Group Photo - Volunteers for Veterans Stand Down Program
USS Anchorage (lpd23)
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
USS Antietam
Missile Shoot during Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trials (CSSQT) onboard USS Antietam (CG 54)
Antietam Hosted Part of Deck Systems Mini-camp
USS ARDENT
USS Ardent
The mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) returns to sea after the three-month dry dock portion
USS Ardent (MCM 12) transits the Arabian Sea
Sailors monitor the display of the AN/SQQ 32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar.
A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 flies above USS Ardent (MCM 12)
USS Ardent (mcm12)
USS Avenger
USS Avenger
USS Avenger MCM 1 conducts search and rescue swimmer training
Mine Neutralization Vehicle
The mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) returns to Sasebo participating in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado mixes fuel oil before taking a dilution test aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1)
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado wraps marline around a pipe to reinforce an existing patch during a damage control drill
USS Avenger Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
Mineman 3rd Class Joshua Sinsheimer, a search and rescue diver aboard USS Avenger, swims to a dummy used for man overboard drill
Mineman Seaman Jose Arregui mans the lee helm during a seamanship training evolution
Mineman 3rd Class Matt Miller shows a boy a map of the Kota Kinabalu area in Malaysia
DC1 Hernandez explains U.S.  Navy methods for fighting shipboard fires to Malaysian naval officers
Mineman 2nd Class Dana Baynard explains daily bridge operations aboard USS Avenger to a tour group of Royal Malaysian navy
The mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) is lowered into the water during a mine countermeasures evolution
USS Avenger (MCM 1)
Change Of Command Ceremony (November 2011)
USS Avenger (MCM 1)
 MN2(SW) Dana Baynard explains the intricacies of the Mine Neutralization Vehicle to Rear Admiral Glenn C. Robillard.
LCDR Patrick Sullivan, Commanding Officer, USS Avenger congratulates MNSN Juan Casas for earning Blue Jacket of the Quarter.
USS BENFOLD (DDG 65)
Uss Benfold
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for RIMPAC
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires a surface-to-air missile off the coast of
As conning officer, Midshipman 3/C Joaquin Leal from the United States Naval Academy (USNA), prepares to give an order to maneuv
Drydock
Change Of Command Ceremony (May 6, 2011)
Class 11002 graduation ceremony
Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Fager frocks Gunner’s Mate First Class Scheuller as Gunner’s Mate Second Class Holmes awaits his turn
USS BENFOLD (DDG65) E-4 Sailors Take Enlisted Advancement Exam
Sailors from BENFOLD's Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Team (VBSS) conduct a boarding on the training ship ATLS.
An SH-60 Seahawk of HSC-23 stationed aboard USS Benfold assisted four stranded mariners near San Clemente Island
USS Benfold DDG 65
USS Benfold (ddg65)
USS Benfold (ddg65)
USS Benfold sailors successfully complete Koa Kai 2012.
USS Blue Ridge
The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the Pacific Ocean during a scheduled spring deployment.
Blue Ridge Sailors Tour HMAS Ballarat
YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 19, 2010)--Family members aboard 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) watch the Japanese coastli
Capt. Rudy Lupton, left, commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 29, 2010) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Michael Sumlar launches an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard U.S.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet held a change of command ceremony on board USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sept. 10.
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Guillermo Weillard carves a Christmas turkey during dinner service aboard USS Blue Ridge
Fireworks above Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka's harbor illuminate U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
Culinary Specialists 3rd Class Andreya McGhee, right, and James Peter prepare a beef tenderloin dish aboard USS Blue Ridge
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Hosts JMSDF Medical Professionals
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Pierre Angeles speaks with Republic of the Philippines navy sailors about boiler console operations.
Blue Ridge Sailors make friends, cradles at Manila charity
Yeoman 2nd Class William S. Herbst weeds grave stones at Clark Cemetery.
The Papa flag is flown above U.S. 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to recall all personnel
Sailors assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) load humanitarian assistance supplies.
 U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Singapore.
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is currently underway in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in the Pacific Ocean.
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
USS Blue Ridge LCC 19 Change Of Command May 2011
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Noumea, New Calendonia
Sailors aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge man the rails prior to the ships port visit to Cairns, Australia.
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the Korea Strait.
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
USS Blue Ridge
Korean Midshipmen aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19)
Change of Command Ceremony aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Training Aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
The honorable U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to Sailors in YOKOSUKA, Japan
Chief Quartermaster Andrey Mihaylovski, center, points towards a navigational aid to assist Quartermaster Seamen Korey Booker
USS Blue Ridge (lcc19)
Capt. Charles Williams, chief of staff of commander U.S. 7th Fleet, listens to Shiho Orikasa read a thank you letter.
USS Blue Ridge (lcc19)
USS Blue Ridge (lcc19)
Yeoman 3rd Class Jesse Welsh, left, and Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Sidney Hendrickson playing basketball.
Blue Ridge and U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrive in Donghae
USS Blue Ridge (lcc19)
Ensign Maria Veloria looks through binoculars in the pilothouse aboard USS Blue Ridge as the ship arrives in Manila.
Senior Chief Air Traffic Controller Malissia Chitwood, assigned to Naval Base Coronado, reads a passage of the chief's creed.
Quartermaster 2nd Class Louis Gonzales uses a telescopic alidade on USS Blue Ridge.
USS Bonhomme Richard
Capt. Tim Wilson salutes side boys during the Amphibious Squadron 7 change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious assault shi
Landing Craft Air Cushioned 75, from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship
100524-N-7881L-061 PACIFIC OCEAN  Dawn Blitz 2010 is a Navy and Marine Corps training exercise
RIMPAC Logo
RIMPAC 2010
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 carries supplies
Bonhomme Richard Prepares for Dry-Dock Maintenance Availability
LHD 6 Prepares for a nine-month dry-dock
Standing Watch on USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) During Dry-dock
Working in the Fog
USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) undergoes scheduled maintenance
NASSCO shipyard workers use a barge crane to move the propellers and rudder of USS Bohomme Richard
Sailors practice for the San Diego Padres opening day flag ceremony.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
A Sailor aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sets a reflash watch during a main space fire drill
Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) take part in a foreign object damage walk down.
Sailors assigned to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) man the rails as the ship arrives in Seattle for the 62nd Seattle Seafair
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participates in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge, signaling the beginning of San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) welcomes aboard students from Gerald R. Ford Elementary School (California)
USS Bonhomme Richard Promotes Health and Fitness
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (lhd6)
Sailors and Marines man the rails
USS Bonhomme Richard (lhd6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (lhd6)
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Sasebo, Japan.
USS BOXER
USS Boxer
Operations Specialist fires an M16 rifle during a weapons qualification session at the Escondido Police range.
ABFAR Michael McCormics runs alongside students from Lakeside Farms Elementary School for their jog-a-thon fundraising event.
A Boxer Sailor tries to read a document while wearing distorting goggles which simulate the effects of alcohol.
100428-N-2086-G002 Kimberly Miller (left), of the USS Boxer’s Family Readiness Group, discusses future activities with Boxer Sai
From empty to fed: Boxer galley preps for return to service
Capt. Frank Michael, Commanding Officer, leads a tour group of students from Lyceé Saint Michel HS, Solesmes, Fran
The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) passes Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) as it enters San Diego Bay
Newly naturalized service members recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony
Midshipmen aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) get an introduction to the ship’s Primary Flight Control from th
HC1 Linda Grant practices inserting an intravenous needle into HC3 Ricardo Perez’ arm in the intensive care unit
The Chief Petty Officer Mess of USS Boxer (LHD 4) sing “Anchors Aweigh” to welcome the newest chiefs to their society.
Inflatable Boat Hoist Training Aboard USS Boxer
Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group Complete Certification Exercise
Families enjoy a LCAC display on the flight deck of USS Boxer LHD 4 during a Family Day Cruise
Marines embarked aboard the USS Boxer (LHD 4) man the rails in the hangar bay of the ship
ESG 5 visits USS Boxer
MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter on the Flight Deck of USS Boxer
USS Boxer LHD 4
The Lone Star State was represented on the USS Boxer (LHD 4)
USS Boxer (LHD 4) COC
USS Boxer (LHD 4) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG)
USS Boxer Crew Support Community
USS Boxer (LHD 4) Amphibious Ready Group
USS Boxer arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit.
USS Boxer promotes 12 Sailors to CPO at sea
USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Pacific Ocean
The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) passes Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) as it enters San Diego Bay
USS Boxer (lhd4)
USS Bunker Hill
USS Bunker Hill
USS Bunker Hill At Sea
USS Bunker Hill CG 52
The Ticonderoga-class Ageis cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge to conduct exercises with the Ru
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A Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) fires a shot line
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) At Sea
Helping Hands
Sailors volunteered their time at the Pusan Social Welfare Foundation HEE-RAK-WON.
Machinist Repairman 2nd Class (SW/SCW) Eddie Pastoral works on a piece of metal in the Machinery Shop on board USS Bunker Hill.
Chief of Navy Chaplains, Rear Admiral Mark Tidd, paid a visit to USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
US Navy - International Forces Respond to Piracy Attack
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
Sailors aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) guide pallets of supplies onto the ship during replenishment at sea.
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Sailors Practice Boarding the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202)
USS Bunker Hill (CG52)
USS Bunker Hill (cg52)
Search and Rescue Training on USS Bunker Hill (cg52)
USS Bunker Hill (cg52)
USS Bunker Hill (cg52)
USS Cape St George
Ensign Angelique M. Clark stands watch as the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) tests its Aegis weapons system.
Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Cape St. George (CG 71) as family members wave good-bye from the pier
USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71)
A rescue and assistance team from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provides aid to an Iranian fishing vessel and its 16 passengers
ENS Cuevas and ENS Rivas inspect a main space for maintenance discrepancies aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71)
USS Cape St. George (CG 71) Underway in Pacific Ocean Training Exercise
USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Sterett (DDG 104)
USS Cape St. George (cg71)
USS Cape St. George (cg71)
USS Chafee
USS Chafee takes on fuel along side USNS Alan Shepard while transiting the South China Sea.
USS Chafee (DDG 90) arrives at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a three-month deployment
Senior Chief Operations Specialist Douglas Anderson, places an American flag at a headstone at the Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu.
USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a small boat attack exercise
USS Chafee (DDG 90)
USS Chafee (ddg90)
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USS Chafee sailors participate in color guard presentation
 Lt.j.g. Kari Weniger (left) watches two sailors conduct colors while in port Iloilo
USS Chafee Sailor Demonstrates Search and Rescue Techniques to Vietnamese Navy.
USS CHAMPION
USS Champion
USS Champion MCM 4
 Line handlers prepare to moor USS Champion (MCM 4) in the Los Angeles Harbor.
USS Champion (MCM 4)
USS Chancellorsville
Ship
The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan
Sailors Aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) Hoist Aboard a Fuel Line From the Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) transits the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 2010
USS Chancellorsville (CG 63) in Guam
USS Chancellorsville transits Makham Bay, Thailand, as the ship arrives for a port visit as part of the Ronald Reagan CSG
USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62)
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
USS CHIEF
mcm 14
MCPON talks with sailors aboard USS Chief
USS Chosin
USS Chosin
CAPT presents OS2 Nelms with an award (Photo taken by YN1 Wolf)
CAPT Sheridan presents the bridge to dignitaries on May 14th. (Photo taken by ENS Crystal Campbell)
Manert Kennedy, a former Marine Staff Sergeant and survivor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, discusses the battle with FC1 (SW
Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) render passing honors to the Canadian navy destroyer HMCS Algonquin
War Dragon becomes RDML Girrier’s flagship for International Fleet Review, transit to Pearl Harbor
Crewmembers of USS Chosin: In photo: (in black jackets from left to right) ENSes Quintana and Weber work with Japanese
Ships from 14 nations are in port at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. RIMPAC is
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to support Ri
Sailors from CHOSIN’s VBSS team conduct small boat ops during a recent RIMPAC exercise. (Photo taken by MC2 Rosprim)
CHOSIN sailors conduct ATFP drills. (Photo taken by MC2 James Mitchell)
CPO selectees amass and sing Anchors Aweigh.
Dunk Tank
USS Chosin (cg65)
USS Chung-Hoon
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) makes its way out of Naval Station Pearl Harbor as the state of Hawaii is expecting a tsunami
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) Deploys to Western Pacific
Singapore navy officers observe OS2 Jessica Proudfoot track contacts during an anti-submarine warfare exercise
USS Chung-Hoon DDG 93  Deploys
USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93)
USS Chung Hoon
USS Chung-Hoon Returns Home
USS Chung-Hoon (ddg93)
USS Comstock
The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after part
Landing craft utility departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45)
USS COMSTOCK LSD 45 Replenishment At Sea
Scan Eagle onboard USS Comstock LSD 45
Sailors stand watch on the portside bridge wing aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45) during an underway replenishment
A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launches from USS Comstock (LSD 45
Sailors and Marines participate in the inaugural Comstock Independence Day 5K run.
USS Comstock (LSD 45)
USS Comstock (LSD 45) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Sailors Lend Hand at Thailand Home
USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) Transits the Pacific Ocean
USS Comstock (LSD 45)
USS Comstock (lsd45)
USS Coronado
LCS Program
PCU Coronado (lcs4)
PCU Coronado (lcs4)
USS Cowpens
USS Cowpens
USS Cowpens conducts engineering operational testing
The officers and crew of USS Cowpens (CG 63) pose for a group photo under the ship at at Yokosuka's dry dock six
Lt. Kermit Jones greets children from the Fujisawa City Misono Orphanage during a community relations project sponsored by Cowpe
Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships sail in formation.
USS COWPENS (CG 63)
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk Visits Cowpens
USS Cowpens (CG 63) hosted 120 sixth grade students from Yokosuka Middle School as a part of Team Cowpens
Cowpens Takes a Break in Saipan
Frocking Ceremony
Talisman Sabre 2011 Exercise
Sailors hoist ship colors during special sea and anchor detail aboard USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship is moored in Laem Chabang
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Conducts Mk-45 Calibration Live-fire Exercise Underway
USS Cowpens in Busan, Republic of Korea for a port visit
USS Cowpens Gunner's Mate 1st Class Russell Rotolo demonstrates the proper handling and firing procedures of the M-16 A3 rifle
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Visits Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Sailors
USS Cowpens Sailors Promote Good Will at Hong Kong School
USS Cowpens (cg63)
Rear Adm. Haley shakes hands with Cryptologic Technician Maintenance First Class Ateko Lawson.
Vice Adm. Hunt salutes as he crosses the quarterdeck during a visit to Cowpens.
USS Crommelin
Radm Brown
Crommelin is scheduled to participate in the Merrie Monarch Festival at Hilo, Hawaii
USS Crommelin (FFG 37) as the ship prepares for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean
USS CROMMELIN (FFG-37) completes final preparations for Operation Valiant Shield in the waters surrounding Guam.
USS Crommelin participates in CARAT Philippines
CARAT in Cambodia
USS Crommelin Returns to Hawaii
COC
USS Curtis Wilbur
USS CURTIS WILBUR in Sagami Wan in front of Mt. Fuji
The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transits through rough seas in the Pacific Ocean.
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)
Sailors pose for a photo op to commerate the 119th CPO Birthday.
Cmdr. Cristopher T. Monroe speaks at his change of command ceremony.
QMC Dunn listens intently during an all hands meeting on board USS Curtis Wilbur.
USS Curts
USS Curts (FFG 38) off-load 75,000 pounds of recently seized cocaine in Key West, Fla.
U.S. ships conduct a formation break-away with ships from the Indian navy during a photo exercise
USS CURTS Celebrated her 27th Birthday
USS CURTS refueling at sea
USS CURTS At Sea
Admiral Frick shares stories from his days as the Commanding Officer aboard USS CURTS on the Bridge.
FC2 (SW/AW) Arguilla demonstrates the use of Breaching Tools during LTGEN Suon Samnang’s visit to the USS CURTS.
The families of the USS CURTS’ sailors sit down to enjoy fun and food at the USS CURTS Family Picnic
LTJG York has his new rank insignia pinned on by his brother, SGT York.
Curtz CO speaks at local middle school
 CURTS invited Chaplain Joe Davis from the San Diego Medical Examiner’s.
Captain Jesse A. Wilson Jr., Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 23
USS Decatur
USS Decatur
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Tyler Wyman operates a radar system control console during a ballistic missile defense exercise aboard
USS Decatur (DDG 73) Transport Passengers to the Al Basra Oil Terminal
Ship and Crew
CO of USS Decatur (DDG 73) answers question from female students from various city colleges and high schools
Sailors man the rails of USS Decatur (DDG 73)
USS Decatur sits docked in Homer, Alaska
SLW 2011
USS Defender
USS Defender (MCM 2) recieves lines from JS Uraga (MST 463) in preparation for astern refueling practice
USS Defender (MCM 2) pulls into its forward-deployed operating base in Sasebo, Japan
USS DEFENDER (MCM 2)
The Bangladesh Navy Band performs on the pier as USS Defender (MCM 2) maneuvers to arrive in Chittagong for exercise CARAT 2011
Japan Martime Self-Defense Force ship JS Amagiri, French Navy Ship FNS Vendemiaire , and USS Defender
USS Denfender (mcm2)
USS Denver
Denver
USS Denver
USS Denver (LPD 9) pulls into Laem Chabang for a scheduled port visit after completing Cobra Gold 2010
Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Rich Franklin and Joe Stevenson demonstrate grappling techniques during a mixed martial
USS Denver
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Nolberto F. Donate climbs a Jacob's ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure drill abooard th
Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Ephantus W. Macharia plots the status of a simulated flooding casualty during a damage control drill
USS Denver LPD 9
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Adam Pond, left, directs hose team.
USS Denver Vertical Replenishment
USS Denver (LPD 9) Patroling the Western Pacific
REMUS 100 Aboard USS Denver (LPD 9)
Sailors remove fittings from a chain as a preparation to raise a ship's anchor aboard USS Denver (LPD 9).
Sailors and Marines aboard USS Denver (LPD 9), heave a line from across USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during refueling at sea.
USS Denver Completes Search and Rescue
Marines assigned to the 31st MEU pilot an amphibious assault vehicle into the well deck of the USS Denver
USS Denver (LPD 9) Sailors Practice Firing M-4 Automatic Rifles
LPD9 Maintenance - Oiling Chains in the Hangar Bay
USS Denver (LPD 9) Conducts Live Fire Readiness Exercise in South China Sea
Change Of Command (October 2011)
A landing craft utility approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9)
USS Denver (lpd9)
A hose team made up of airmen and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) move across the flight deck.
120309-N-LP801-002 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 9, 2012) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Carter takes his E-5 advancement exam.
Small Arms Training
USS Denver (lpd9)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Troy Carter performs routine dental care on a patient.
The Austin-class amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9) transits into Subic Bay to conduct a port visit.
USS DEVASTATOR
The mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) gets underway from Naval Station Ingleside to its new homeport in San Diego
The mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in RIMPAC 2010
USS Dewey
Midshipmen on board USS Dewey (DDG 105) learn plotting techniques. Over eight, one-week long training blocks, Midshipmen from
USS DEWEY test fires the US NAVY’s first SM6 missiles
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) at sea
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Fire Controlmen Speak with a Royal Brunei Navy officer During CARAT Brunei 2011
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors in Security Reactionary Force-Bravo (SRF-B) Training
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors with rigid-hull inflatable boat in passenger transfer exercise
USS Dewey (DDG105)
USS Dewey (ddg105)
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
USS DEXTROUS
The mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) approaches the Iraqi navy pier in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) conducts drills in the Arabian Gulf.
USS Dubuque
USS Dubuque
USS Dubuque (LPD 8)
USS Dubuque (LPD 8) and five crewmen in one of the ship's boats assist two recreational boaters off the coast of California.
Sailors and Marines from USS Dubuque (LPD 8) man the rails as the ship approaches the Coronado Bridge
David Atoigue, a local senior citizen, teaches Lt. Cmdr. Mike Foskett, chaplain of USS Dubuque (LPD-8), a few chords on the ukul
Marines from the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Division return to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8)
Capt. Christopher Bolt, commanding officer of USS Dubuque (LPD 8), enjoys a piece of cake
Lt. j.g. Rebecca Conti-Vock talks to cadets from Feydhoo High School in the Maldives
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Baltazar Salinas explains the relationship of bow lights and navigation safety to cadets
Senior Kuwaiti Officers Visit Dubuque
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), left, and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) are underway o
Personnel assigned to USS Dubuque (LPD 8) Combat Cargo Platoon wrap a pallet of humanitarian supplies
Marines attach a pendant to the bottom of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment
The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8), center, deploys U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters Thu
Ensign Nicholas Ruesch leads Malaysian navy officers on a tour aboard USS Dubuque
USS DUBUQUE Fueling At Sea
Dubuque Visits Island of Cebu
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8)
Change Of Command 2011
USS Essex
Ships transit in formation in the Gulf of Thailand during exercise Cobra Gold 2010.
Senior military and civil leaders of the United States and Japan observe a fireworks display aboard USS Essex (LHD 2)
Hull Technician 3rd Class Rachel Stubbs demonstrates how to use a self-contained breathing apparatus as part of a Board of Inspe
Lt. j.g. Peter Rusch points to a ship in Sasebo Harbor as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) gets un
An AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft lands on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Marines assigned to the 31st MEU, embarked aboard USS Essex enter the well deck during CRRC operations
Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit fire handguns on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assau
Marine aviation ordnancemen move away from a AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft after arming a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb on th
The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) launches a RIM-7P Sea Sparrow missile from the ship's forward NAT
Members of the Indian armed forces tour the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Seaman Brandon Cash assists in recovering Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Commander James Johnson, command chaplain aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2)
M-240B Machine Gun Fire Exercise
Sea and Anchor Detail form the Flight Deck Of USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
Aviation boatswain's mates clean wheel stop combing.
USS Essex making a port visit to hong kong
A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Keen Sword 2011 in Japan
USS Essex Returns To Sasebo
Juliet Wharf provides upgraded facilities for the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), JMSDF Ships and other visiting ship
Capt. David Fluker walks through side boys during a change of command ceremony
Marines from the 31st MEU embark the USS Essex (LHD2) for a patrol in the Western Pacific.
Sailors and Marines unload 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit armories and equipment from a Landing Craft Utility 1634 to USS Denver
Marines board a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter while an MH-60S Sea Hawk prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Essex
Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), USS Stockdale and Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Surin
 Sailors direct a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).
USS Essex Hosts Flight Deck Reception in Cambodia
USS Essex Sailors Visit Cambodian Orphanage
Sailors assigned to USS Essex (LHD 2) and Marines from the 31st MEU return to the ship at Sepangar Naval Base
Sailors on the bridge of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) navigate the ship to the coast of Japan.
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports humanitarian assistance supplies.
A member of a Navy radiological assistance team, undergoes a radiological scan after arriving on the flight deck of USS Essex
USS Essex (LHD 2) in support of Operation Tomodachi
Radiological control technicians inspect cargo for possible low-level radioactive contamination
Sailors move supplies into the hangar bay of USS Essex (LHD 2)
U.S. Marines and a member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force unload humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies
Sailors with Amphibious Squadron 11 direct Japanese utility repair vehicles onto Landing Craft Unit 1634.
Sailors attached to USS Essex (LHD 2) move a fishing boat from a harbor on Oshima Island, Japan.
USS Essex (LHD 2) transits in formation as JS Hyuga (DDH 181) transits in the background.
USS Essex (LHD 2) to offload vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Essex Returns to Sasebo
USS Essex sailors participate in command physical training
USS Essex LHD 2
Essex (LHD 2) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo
31st MEU walk down the pier at White Beach Naval Facility to embark the USS Essex
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force cadets during a tour of USS Essex
Fleet Master Chief Visits USS Essex
Biological and radiological protection gear drill on board USS Essex (LHD 2).
USS Essex (LHD 2)
USS ESSEX
USS Essex (LHD 2) Crew Celebrates Centennial of Naval Aviation
USS Essex (LHD 2) launches a RIM-7P Sea Sparrow missile during a live-fire missile exercise
AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 214 lands on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2)
USS Essex (LHD 2) Sailors Complete Ordnance Onload Prior to Deployment
High mobility multi-purpose vehicles with the 31st MEU drive onto the USS Essex (LHD 2) at White Beach Naval Facility Okinawa
USS Essex (LHD 2) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Justin Mitchell, right, fires the shot line to  USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9)
Marines assigned to the 31st MEU prepare to disembark the USS Essex
Sailors take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony held aboard USS Essex
Marine Corps 236th Birthday Celebration
USS Essex (LHD 2)
USS Essex (LHD 2)
Sailors man the forward lookout watch on the signal bridge of USS Essex (LHD 2) as the ship arrives in Manila for a port visit.
USS Essex LHD 2
USS Essex (lhd2)
Chief of Navy’s Chaplain Corps Visits USS Essex
USS Essex (lhd2)
USS Essex (lhd2)
USS Essex (lhd2)
USS Essex (lhd2)
USS Essex (lhd2)
LCAC enters well deck of USS Essex.
Yeoman 2nd Class Kyle Parker takes his first class petty officer advancement examination.
USS Essex (lhd2)
Physical Training on board USS Essex (lhd2)
Capt. David Fluker answers questions for the Japanese media.
USS Essex Chief Petty Officers Stand in Formation for Hull Swap.
USS Fitzgerald
China Visit
Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) completed the Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Eval
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a standard missile (SM-2) during a missile exercise near Okinawa.
Children from Kugo Hokuyen and DC1 Branden Hadley show off their Christmas arts and crafts
Ensign Guthrie, right, and Navy Counselor 1st Class Taylor check the report on the bridge during a man overboard drill.
Sailors aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) pass boxes of humanitarian aid supplies to an SH-60 Seahawk
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) tows U.S. Navy tugboat Seminole (YT 805)
Sailors assigned to USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) retrieve a rigid hull inflatable boat
Talisman Sabre 2011
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Change Of Command July 2011
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Quartermaster Seaman Recruit Kyle Lawrence scans the shore line during port visit
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Sailors Play Tug-o-War Alongside children From Parus Nadezhdy Children's Rehabilitation Center (Russia)
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Sailors Discuss automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) with Russian Federation Navy
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Seaman Recruit Megan Barr looks for surface contacts in Philippine Sea
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) Vertical Replenishment Training with SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Cmdr. Brian Mutty, commanding officer of USS Fitzgerald.
USS Ford
USS Ford (FFG 54), returned to Everett Oct. 20 after an independent six-month deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility
USS Ford (FFG 54) participated in multinational photo exercise while in transit from Esquimalt, BC to Pearl Harbor, HI for RIMPA
Sailors moor the guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) to the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for RIMPAC 2010
Admiral Hunt visits the FORD during RIMPAC 2010
USS FORD (FFG 54) at dress ship in preparation for Canadian pass and review in Esquimalt Harbor on 12 JUN 2010
South Korean Delegation Visits USS Ford
Change of Command 2011
USS Ford FFG 54
USS FORD getting underway for deployment 9 May 2011
USS Ford Underway on West Pac Tour 2011
USS Ford (FFG 54) man the rails as the ship arrives in Vladivostok, Russia