MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 17, 2014) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), commencing search and rescue operations. Sailors and Marines aboard 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 photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling)


presented donations which included clothing and Project Handclasp to the SMAK

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (April 16, 2014) - Lt. Cmdr. John Miyahara, center-right, shakes hands with Pauline Abel, vice president of the Single Mother's Association of Karambunai (SMAK) after Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners from the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), and Sailors from the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701), presented donations which included clothing and Project Handclasp to the SMAK during a community service event in the Borneo Hotel. The Project Handclasp goods contained donated items such as a Singer sewing machine and hygiene supplies. Project Handclasp is a U.S. Navy program that accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by America’s private sector on a space-available basis aboard U.S. Navy ships for distribution to foreign nation recipients. Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is currently on a scheduled underway period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Erickson)

Shows a Soldier with the Australian Army how to fire their weapon systems aboard Robertson Barracks

ROBERTSON BARRACKS, Australia (April. 15, 2014) - Lance Cpl. Richard Lewis, rifleman, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, shows a Soldier with the Australian Army how to fire their weapon systems aboard Robertson Barracks. The Australians fired the M4 carbine, the M16A4 Service Rifle and the M27 infantry automatic rifle. The Marines also instructed them on the proper use and care of the weapon systems. (Photo by Cpl. James Gulliver)

Build a mock pier during a training exercise in Chinhae

CHINHAE (April 15, 2014) - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1's Detail Chinhae, Korea and Sailors from the Republic of Korea build a mock pier during a training exercise in Chinhae. NMCB 1 is currently deployed to the Pacific Area of Operations supporting ongoing construction and humanitarian operations at several detail sites including Korea, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Philippines, Guam, Diego Garcia and Japan. The battalion will also deploy Sailors to participate in the upcoming bi-lateral and multi-lateral exercises Pacific Partnership Station, Balikatan and CARAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (handling) Leanna Manke)

Signs a guest book during an enlisted reception hosted by the Royal Malaysia Navy

SEPANGAR, Malaysia (April 16, 2014) - Senior Chief Hull Maintenance Technician James Follmer, center, acting command senior chief for the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), signs a guest book during an enlisted reception hosted by the Royal Malaysia Navy on Teluk Sepangar naval base in Malaysia. Frank Cable is currently visiting Malaysia on a regular scheduled port call and will conduct various military-to-military training with the RMN, several community service events and repair of a U.S. submarine alongside. Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is currently on a scheduled underway period. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Morris)

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter

EAST CHINA SEA (April 17, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, is chained to the deck after landing on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) after conducting search and rescue operations. 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 photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright)

 USS Lake Erie, a community service project at Holy Family Home during a port visit to Osaka

OSAKA, Japan (April 14, 2014) - Capt. John Banigan, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), plays with children during a community service project at Holy Family Home during a port visit to Osaka. Lake Erie is currently on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams)

8th LRS members attach a fuel hose during a refueling operation

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (April 10, 2014) - Staff Sgt. Jennipher Jackson, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron engine specialist, and Senior Airman Jacob Rickard, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, attach a fuel hose during a refueling operation. The 8th LRS fuels management flight keeps the Wolf Pack running by delivering fuel when and where it is needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Lenhardt)


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