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  • The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carlos Gomez (Released)  140723-N-OL640-024
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, second from right, eats lunch with Sailors on the enlisted mess decks aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) during a visit to the ship. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific and Africa Command areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140724-N-LV331-003
  • The Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham (Released)  140726-N-QG393-017
  • Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, right, receives a tour of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) from Cmdr. Joseph Gagliano, left, commanding officer of Independence. Mabus is in the region to meet with Sailors and Marines, and civilian and military officials, as part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Pacific and Africa Command areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released)  140724-N-LV331-004
  • Landing Craft, Air Cushion 67, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, prepares to offload vehicles in support of exercise Eager Lion 2018.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman  (Released)  180416-N-PC620-0147
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise with the Finnish navy guided- missile patrol craft Hamina (PTG 80). Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams (Released)  180417-N-JI086-389
  • F/A-18E Super Hornets prepare to launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller (Released)  180416-N-LI081-038
  • A Sailor takes a photo with Malaysian children during a river restoration project near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in support of Pacific Partnership (PP) 2018. PP-18's mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increased stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton (Released)  180418-N-OU129-042

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