US Navy on patrol in the Pacific

While many things in Washington DC are in a state of confusion, it is good to know that our US Navy is on patrol in the Pacific Ocean where the US and its allies have critical economic and political interests.

 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2017) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 prepares to make an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)

 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 12, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 “Black Knights” prepares to land on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the western Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)

 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participates in a strait transit simulation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul L. Archer/Released)

 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2017) Ships from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier strike Group participate in a simulated strait transit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul L. Archer/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2017) Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rebecca Sunderland/Released)

 

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WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 18, 2017) Sailors assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 inspect an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The ship is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamal McNeill/Released)

 

Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group DeploymentSOUTH CHINA SEA (May 15, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is welcomed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) by Sterett’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Claudine Caluori, during Sterett’s anchorage off the coast of Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)

 

 

 

US Navy Deploys World Wide To Show American Power

150601-N-FQ994-244  BLACK SEA (June 1, 2015) The Ukranian Navy Frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) transits the Black Sea. Hetman Sahaydachniy is scheduled to conduct a two-day underway exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 1-2, 2015. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

BLACK SEA (June 1, 2015) The Ukranian Navy Frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) transits the Black Sea. Hetman Sahaydachniy is scheduled to conduct a two-day underway exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 1-2, 2015. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

 

150603-N-ZZ786-222  SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 3, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 returns to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 3, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 returns to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)

 

150601-N-HQ940-035 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 1, 2015) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Bernard Meggs, from New Orleans,  completes a daily check on a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). McFaul is independently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Frank Cottone/Released)
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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 1, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Bernard Meggs, from New Orleans, completes a daily check on a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). McFaul is independently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Frank Cottone/Released)

 

150529-N-IH037-291 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (May 29, 2015) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, left, and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter are displayed on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while the ship is moored pierside in Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. James Arterberry/Released
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CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (May 29, 2015) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, left, and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter are displayed on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while the ship is moored pierside in Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. James Arterberry/Released

 

150605-N-IC565-021  HONG KONG (June 5, 2015) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits into Victoria Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)
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HONG KONG (June 5, 2015) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits into Victoria Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)