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U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS

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The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), foreground, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) participate in a photo exercise during Exercise Foal Eagle. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released) 170322-N-GD109-315read more »

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2016)

11:37 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Clifford L. H. Davis, assigned to the Naval History and Heritage Command, shows Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders star Gary Sinise a copy of a 1955 Navy All Hands magazine onboard Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). Sinise visited JBAB to see where his father, a Navy veteran photographer's mate, worked and lived before he was discharged. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lockwood (Released) 170321-N-TH437-010read more »

AUSTIN, Texas (March 21, 2017)

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Director, Defense Health Agency Medical Corps, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, speaks at a Vietnam Memorial wreath laying during Navy Week Austin. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker (Released) 170321-N-UK306-077read more »

EAST CHINA SEA (March 8, 2017)

11:37 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Seaman Trevor Chastain calls out the flag sequence of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) during a flag hoisting exercise. Wayne E. Meyer is on a western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams (Released) 170308-N-RM689-666read more »

Border, regional security discussions continue between Afghanistan, Pakistan

22 Mar 12:16 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 22, 2017) � Border tensions and regional security matters were top of the agenda at the latest one star level meeting here between general officers from Afghanistan and Pakistan.read more »

III Marine Expeditionary Force Visits Bonhomme Richard

22 Mar 11:18 | U.S. News

Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force, visited amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while at sea, March 21.read more »

Green Bay, 31st MEU Conclude AIT

22 Mar 08:22 | U.S. News

Amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed amphibious integration training (AIT), March 19.read more »

ROK Service Chiefs Make Historic Visit to US Aircraft Carrier

22 Mar 07:50 | U.S. News

The chiefs of staff for the Republic of Korea's army and air force and the ROK chief of naval operations visited aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at sea, March 20.read more »

Junior Officers Sought as White House Aides

22 Mar 01:55 | U.S. News

Navy junior officers interested in serving as a White House social aide can now apply through April 30. read more »

USS Michael Murphy Conducts PASSEX with JS Teruzuki

22 Mar 01:25 | U.S. News

Forward-deployed, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), March 17.read more »

Kabul military hospital undergoing major improvements in wake of attack

22 Mar 01:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 8, 2017) � Kabul National Military Hospital is primed to emerge from a recent tragic attack as a state-of-the-art facility for patient care, continuing a long legacy as the biggest and finest military hospital in service of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2017)

21 Mar 23:13 | U.S. News

Sailors watch as a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 1 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The ship is conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zach Sleeper (Released) 170319-N-OS569-042read more »

SEA OF JAPAN (March 20, 2017)

21 Mar 23:13 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Sarah Melendez, from El Paso, Texas, directs to the crew of an EA-18G Growler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 170320-N-BL637-062read more »

EAST CHINA SEA (March 20, 2017)

21 Mar 23:13 | U.S. News

Seaman Summer Hurley, from Salisbury, Md., signals from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a replenishment-at-sea. Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaleb R. Staples (Released) 170320-N-GR361-021read more »

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 18, 2017)

21 Mar 23:13 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jessica Dean, right, from Hammonton, N.J., instructs Airman Francis Mateodiaz, from Coamo, Puerto Rico, during a simulated aircraft fire on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is on a routine patrol operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax (Released) 170318-N-TH560-074read more »

[New post] EU High Representative and GEM member Mogherini addresses 2017 Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference

21 Mar 11:49 | U.S. News

Post : EU High Representative and GEM member Mogherini addresses 2017 Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conferenceread more »

America Completes Mid-Cycle Inspection

21 Mar 11:45 | U.S. News

The crew aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first mid-cycle inspection (MCI) with high marks in preparation for deployment later this year, March 17.read more »

Corporals Course Graduates Sailor alongside Marines

21 Mar 11:28 | U.S. News

Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) graduated its newest batch of junior noncommissioned officers (NCO) at the command Corporals Course, March 17.read more »

NMCP Offers ASIST Training

21 Mar 11:06 | U.S. News

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course is one of many tools the Navy uses to promote suicide prevention, and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth wants to train as many people as possible.read more »

USS Donald Cook Arrives in Cobh

21 Mar 10:57 | U.S. News

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Cobh, Ireland, March 21, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Irish relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous European region.read more »

Ike Completes 300,000th Arrested Landing

21 Mar 09:40 | U.S. News

When the crew of Ike saw the ship's first commanding officer, Capt. William Ramsey, make the first launch off the flight deck Sept. 15, 1977, few probably thought that the ship's 17th commanding officer would one day proudly announce the ship's 300,000th successful arrested landing. read more »

USS Lake Erie Assists Distressed Mariners

21 Mar 09:35 | U.S. News

Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) provided assistance to 25 mariners in the early hours of March 19, after receiving a distress call from a civilian ship taking on water.read more »

USS Laboon Makes Second Drug Bust in a Week

21 Mar 09:22 | U.S. News

For the second time in five days, guided—missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) intercepted a small, stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea and seized 500 kilograms of Hashish, March 17.read more »

Navy Week Kicks Off in Austin

21 Mar 09:20 | U.S. News

Navy Week Austin began March 18 as U.S. Navy Sailors arrived with plans to spend the week interacting with the people, local businesses, and leaders of the city at numerous events and availabilities.read more »

Cool Capabilities: Sea Hunter, Tern on Display at Sea-Air-Space

21 Mar 03:46 | U.S. News

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will showcase various technologies at the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, to be held April 3-5 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.read more »

Texas Governor Delivers Proclamation, Swears in Future Sailors during Austin Navy Week

21 Mar 03:38 | U.S. News

Texas' capital is hosting members of the U.S. Navy during Austin Navy Week, coinciding with Rodeo Austin and Stock Show, March 18-24.read more »

Afghan Air Force expands A-29 fleet strength

21 Mar 03:21 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 21, 2017) � Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing here yesterday, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.read more »

Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU Completes AIT

21 Mar 03:01 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), alongside Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed amphibious integration training (AIT) while on routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, March 19.read more »

C7F, USS Coronado Highlights US Participation at LIMA Exhibition

21 Mar 02:55 | U.S. News

Assets from the U.S. Navy and Air Force are on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2017, March 21-25.read more »

Obangame Express Enhances Nations' Capabilities

21 Mar 01:21 | U.S. News

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations began training for the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express, March 20.read more »

BUCKNER BAY (March 18, 2017)

20 Mar 22:35 | U.S. News

Landing Craft Utility 1651, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is on a routine patrol operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson (Released) 170318-N-JH293-180read more »

EAST CHINA SEA (March 20, 2017)

20 Mar 22:35 | U.S. News

Sailors attach cargo to an SA-330J Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is on a routine patrol operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sarah Myers (Released) 170320-N-ZL062-742read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2017)

20 Mar 22:35 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Kevin Spell demonstrates how to properly handle a firefighting hose during a Friends and Family Day Cruise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Sailors assigned to the ship hosted 852 friends and family members during the cruise, which served as an opportunity to experience life underway aboard a Navy ship. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robyn Melvin (Released) 170319-N-FP690-0114read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2017)

20 Mar 22:35 | U.S. News

Yeoman 3rd Class Aline Nordelus, from Miami, paints a mural for the training department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The ship is conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Michaels (Released) 170319-N-IE397-001read more »

USNS Fall River Makes Goodwill Visit to Myanmar

20 Mar 11:13 | U.S. News

Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) is slated to make make a goodwill visit to Yangon, Myanmar, March 21-25.read more »

ROK, US Navies Reinforce Partnership, Bolster Defensive Capabilities in Bilateral Exercise

20 Mar 11:02 | U.S. News

U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 30 and CTF 70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the Republic of Korea (ROK) navy, March 21, to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques, and procedures.read more »

US, ROK Navies Enhance Mine Countermeasure Warfare Capabilities during Foal Eagle

20 Mar 10:56 | U.S. News

The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) navies are conducting combined mine countermeasures training during exercise Foal Eagle 2017.read more »

Carl Vinson Departs Republic of Korea

20 Mar 10:53 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Busan, Republic of Korea, after a scheduled five-day port visit, March 20.read more »

NAVCENT Commander: "Be a Sentinel" Against Online Harassment

20 Mar 10:48 | U.S. News

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) expects the military and civilian personnel under his charge to be "sentinels" guarding against harassing and degrading online behavior of Sailors and Marines, and to not tolerate those who do. read more »

NAVCENT Commander: 'Be a Sentinel' Against Online Harassment

20 Mar 10:48 | U.S. News

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) expects the military and civilian personnel under his charge to be "sentinels" guarding against harassing and degrading online behavior of Sailors and Marines, and to not tolerate those who do. read more »

USS Donald Cook Completes FOST

20 Mar 10:44 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) completed Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) March 16.read more »

USS Iwo Jima Hosts Friends and Family Day Cruise

20 Mar 10:16 | U.S. News

Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) welcomed 852 new shipmates for a "Friends and Family Day Cruise" off the coast of Mayport, Florida, March 19.read more »

Carl Vinson Strike Group Hosts Reception in Busan

20 Mar 10:10 | U.S. News

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group hosted a reception for local guests while conducting a port visit in Busan, Republic of Korea, March 18.read more »

Marshall Islands, Frank Cable Build Together

20 Mar 09:24 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) visited men from Waan Aelon in Maiel (WAM) as part of a community relations project, March 16.read more »

Meet the women who will be the Afghan Army's newest doctors

20 Mar 09:02 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 27, 2017) � The Taliban is suffering a major defeat by an unlikely opponent: a group of Afghan female doctors.read more »

F-35B Operations, Sustainment Exercise Brings Experts Together

20 Mar 03:30 | U.S. News

Nearly 200 Navy, Marine Corps, and civilian personnel concluded a weeklong exercise aiming to successfully integrate the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter into the fleet.read more »

Naval War College Student Team Wins College Cyber Competition

20 Mar 02:44 | U.S. News

A team of students from U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island placed first in the annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge competition held over three days at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.read more »

New officer class includes highest number of female grads

19 Mar 03:55 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 9, 2017) � The Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated 340 new officers, including its largest number of female officers to date.read more »

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (March 16, 2017

17 Mar 21:06 | U.S. News

The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) is moored near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in Busan, Republic of Korea. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released) 170316-N-GD109-107read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 16, 2017)

17 Mar 21:06 | U.S. News

Seaman Jonathon Nava, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), pasrticipates in a math exercise during a community relations event at Sullivan's Elementary School. Blue Ridge is in an extensive maintenance period in order to modernize the ship to continue to serve as a robust communications platform in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Semales (Released) 170316-N-YG414-105read more »

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