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 Aircraft Carriers at Sea in March and April of 2014

George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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ARABIAN SEA (April 13, 2014) The French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D615), the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 55) conduct a photo exercise.

(USN photo by Lt. Juan David Guerra)

Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of r

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SUEZ CANAL (March 18, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Suez Canal. George H.W. Bush is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abe McNatt)

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SAN DIEGO (April 10, 2014) Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits to homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Carl Vinson is retuning from an underway conducting unit-level training off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by MC Spec 3rd Class S. Gonzalez)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 8, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Strait of Gibraltar. (US Navy photo by MC Specialist 3rd Class L. Hoover)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 18, 2014) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (USN photo by MC Spec 3rd Class Jacob Estes)

Pic of the Day – Standby on USS Ronald Reagan

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 14 on board the USS Ronald Reagan standby for daily preparations. Reagan is currently conducting a Joint Task Force Exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment to the western Pacific and Central Command areas of operation. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael Feddersen/ Released)

[Image courtesy of the Defense and Imagery Distribution System Flickr Stream.]

Pic of the Day – Supersonic Pass

PACIFIC OCEAN (September 4, 2011) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 makes a supersonic pass over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a tiger cruise. Ronald Reagan is returning from a seven-month deployment. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website Website.]

Pic of the Day – Delivering Humanitarian Supplies

NORTHERN JAPAN (March 15, 2011) Sailors wait for Japanese citizens to take humanitarian supplies from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). HS-4 is delivering humanitarian supplies to areas affected by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are conducting search and rescue operations and re-supply missions as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi throughout northern Japan. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

Pic of the Day – Offloading Aircraft Parts

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 10, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 offloads aircraft parts from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment at sea. Ronald Reagan is underway in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony W. Johnson/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

Pic of the Day – Connecting the Cargo Pendant

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 9, 2011) Chief Logistics Specialist Adriana Cabarcas, from Gary, IN, attempts to connect a cargo pendant to an SA-330 Puma helicopter as it hovers over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during an underway. Ronald Reagan is operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shawn J. Stewart/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy.]