Congressional Delegation Visit USS George Washington (CVN 73)

YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 22, 2014) Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), speaks to a congressional delegation on the ship's flight deck. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro)

Humanitarian Civic Assistance Projects Groundbreaking Ceremony

LEGAZPI, Philippines (April 21, 2014) Col. Curtis Lee, commanding officer of Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force, speaks during a humanitarian civic assistance projects groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a public comfort room in Legazpi City, Philippines as a part of Exercise Balikatan. Balikatan is an annual bilateral exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces designed to strengthen interoperability and country-to-country relations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kevin Crist)

MCPON Mike Stevens visit USS George Washington (CVN 73)

YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 23, 2014) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens speaks with Senior Chief Stacey Steward, from Oxnard, Calif., and other Sailors during his visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Beverly J Lesonik)

Building Friendship with Korean Augmentees to the United States Army

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea (April 17, 2014) Soliders assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, along with Korean Augmentees to the United States Army (KATUSA) participated in the week-long Friendship Week event to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nicole Hall)


Japan National Defense League during a tour aboard the USS George Washington

YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 24, 2014) Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart, from Colorado Springs, Colo., explains flight deck operations to members of the Japan National Defense League during a tour aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Sloan)

EA-18G Growler aircraft takes off during Max Thunder

GWANGJU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 23, 2014) - An EA-18G Growler aircraft from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 takes off during Max Thunder, a combined aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers. VAQ-132 is completing a two-week deployment to the ROK in support of the exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn Frank Andrews)

JASDF commanders toured the 35 CS

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (April 22, 2014) - Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Katsuki Nakaoku, 3rd Air Wing liaison, left, translates for Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) commanders the functions of the telephone switching equipment, during a bilateral exchange. The JASDF commanders toured the 35 CS to learn how cyber warriors at Misawa ensured communications security for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)


UH-1Y Huey helicopter conducts search and rescue operations

EAST CHINA SEA (April 22, 2014) - A UH-1Y Huey helicopter attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducts search and rescue operations from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) near the site of the sunken Korean ferry Sewol. Sailors and Marines onboard Bonhomme Richard are conducting search and rescue operations as requested by the Republic of Korea Navy near the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol in the vicinity of the island of Jindo. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bradley)

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