U.S. Pacific Command


F/A-18F Super Hornet Lands on the USS George Washington in the Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 25, 2015) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. George Washington will conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) later this year after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)

US, Filipino and Korean First Responders Train Together During Pacific Partnership

ROXAS CITY, Philippines (July 23, 2015) - Filipino first responders, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Navy and a Korean surgeon remove a simulated crash victim from a vehicle at Capiz National University. The training was part of a weeklong humanitarian assistance disaster relief symposium held in conjunction with the hospital ship USNS Mercy's (T-AH 19) visit to the Philippines for Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is currently in the Philippines for its third mission port of PP15. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,999 animals. Additionally, the mission has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher E. Tucker/Released)

US and Royal Solomon Forces Train Together During Pacific Partnership

HONIARA, Guadalcanal (July 23, 2015) - Royal Solomon police officers and local firefighters carry a simulated casualty during a medical drill. Service members attached to Pacific Partnership worked alongside the Royal Solomon Police Force and Fire Department to provide first aid training over the course of two weeks culminating in a mass casualty drill. Task Force Forager, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) is serving as the secondary platform for Pacific Partnership, led by an expeditionary command element from the Navy's 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) from Port Hueneme, California. Now in its 10th iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by combat correspondent Sgt. James Gulliver/Released)

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