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  • Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations maneuver into a close formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise 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 Shannon Renfroe (Released)  140725-N-FC670-343
  • U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), convoy their light armored vehicles across the beach as a U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion with Assault Craft Unit 4 departs the beach of Sierra del Retn, Spain, during Spanish Amphibious Bilateral Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2014 Feb. 24, 2014. Spanish PHIBLEX is an annual exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. forces and participating nations. The MEU is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard (Released)  140224-M-HZ646-446
  • Republic of Korea sailors wave South Korean and American flags as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit. George Washington is deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Frank L. Andrews (Released)  140711-N-UH865-025
  • The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch gun during live-fire drills. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hospital Corpsman Andres Santamaria (Released)  150301-N-ZZ999-100
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) approaches the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of the United Kingdom Wave-class fast fleet tanker RFA Wave Ruler (A 390) for a replenishment-at-sea. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes (Released)  140508-N-EI510-070
  • A French navy Rafale Marine aircraft from Squadron 11F embarked aboard the French navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) launches from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during carrier qualifications. Carl Vinson is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr. (Released)  150303-N-TP834-959
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chase Coker launches an AV-8B Harrier II, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jose Jaen (Released)  160523-N-VD165-916
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), left, Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG-993), guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Yulgok Yi (DDG-992) and Republic of Korea patrol craft ROKS Kwang Myung (PCC-782) steam in formation during a bilateral maneuvering exercise. The destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), Momsen and Decatur, with embarked "Devil Fish" and "Warbirds" detachments of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, are deployed as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) under Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 31.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh (Released)  160522-N-YU572-383

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