This year, a team of Indian Navy explosive ordnance disposal divers is joining 防衛省 海上自衛隊 (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures forces for an annual exercise in Japan focused on detecting and neutralizing mines.
Watch as hundreds of troops from Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Tonga and the U.S. embark the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Adelaide (L01) during exercise RIMPAC amphibious operations training. #CapableAdaptivePartners
The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sails through waters of the Philippine Sea during an ongoing patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. #AroundtheFleet
A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) aircrew medically evacuated a Chinese crew member with life threatening symptoms from a Netherlands-flagged cargo ship, delivering the mariner ashore in Guam for treatment.
Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Bob Auchterlonie, deputy commander of the RIMPAC combined task force, is providing an update on the exercise from Pearl Harbor.
USS Montgomery (LCS 8) fires its MK 110 57mm gun during recently-completed Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trials (CSSQT) in the Pacific, where USS Montgomery Crew Blue validated the performance of the ship's combat systems suite. #AroundtheFleet
The week-long engagement between the PHILIPPINE NAVY and U.S. Navy involved Sailors and Marines operating jointly in the air, on the ground, and on and under the sea.
ICYMI, live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets sank ex-USS Racine during the RIMPAC sinking exercise (SINKEX), providing an important test of weapons systems and the most realistic training possible for participating forces. #CapableAdaptivePartners
A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet operating off USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares to take on fuel from a United States Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker over the Pacific this week during exercise RIMPAC. #AroundtheFleet
RIMPAC forces like USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), here putting the MK 45 5-inch gun to work during training with the Chilean and Indian navies this week, are fired up for the sea phase of the world's largest international maritime exercise! #CapableAdaptivePartners
"We demonstrated the lethality and adaptability of our joint forces in the maritime environment.” — Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, after live fire from land forces, aircraft and a submarine sank ex-USS Racine during RIMPAC
Prior to the patrol, a 41-month engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) extended the life of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine another 20 years. — via Submarine Group Nine
#ThrowbackThursday to July 2004 as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches its new San Diego homeport after being commissioned on this date in 2003. Now, the U.S. Navy's only continuously forward-deployed aircraft carrier operates from Yokosuka, Japan, and throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
Ships and sailors from our RIMPAC partner nations have been making their way to sea from Pearl Harbor in recent days to join U.S. Navy counterparts for the next phase of the exercise. #CapableAdaptivePartners
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), where a ceremony is underway to induct U.S. Senator John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the ship, which already bears the names of his father and grandfather.
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the Patrol Squadron 45 Pelicans located a missing fishing vessel with six aboard after joining search efforts at the request of the Sri Lankan Navy.
The first junior surface warfare officers selected for new command-at-sea billets in Navy Expeditionary Combat Command's Coastal Riverine Force share why they sought small unit leadership opportunities as Mark VI patrol boat commanders and company commanders.
An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft from the VAW 125 Tigertails lands aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during an ongoing patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. #AroundtheFleet
After a busy first week, the world's largest international maritime exercise continues in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
The exercise, designed to strengthen the close partnership between the PHILIPPINE NAVY and U.S. Navy, includes training and events addressing a wide variety of naval capabilities.
With Honolulu and Diamond Head as a backdrop, international and U.S. Navy ships participating in RIMPAC sit along the piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam ahead of the sea phase of the world's largest international maritime exercise. #CapableAdaptivePartners
Conducted aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in the Pacific, the results will help determine how best to integrate the U.S. Navy's newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships and other platforms. — via Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One
Fly along the shores of Oahu with the HSC-8 Eightballers, whose MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters are among the about 200 aircraft taking part in exercise RIMPAC. #AroundtheFleet
Sailors, do you have a question about personnel matters? Leave it as a comment in Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson's post ahead of his upcoming online all-hands call with Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke.