Photo Gallery
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 6, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrives at Sasebo, Japan to join the forward-deployed naval forces. America is assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven and will serve as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 7 while conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific.
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 6, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrives at Sasebo, Japan to join the forward-deployed naval forces. America is assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven and will serve as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 7 while conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific.
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) sits moored in Sasebo, Japan.
Sailors onboard Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9), moor the ship in the port of Aburatsu.
Commanding officer of Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9)  Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Wayland, right, shakes hands with commanding officer of Japanese mine countermeasure ship JS Hirashima (MSC 601), Lt. Cmdr. Ogawa Tomoyuki.
Commanding officer of Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9)  Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Wayland, right, discusses upcoming operations for Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2019 with commanding officer of Japanese mine countermeasure ship JS Hirashima (MSC 601), Lt. Cmdr. Ogawa Tomoyuki, middle, and Commander of the route survey division for JMSDF Mine Warfare Support Center, Lt. Cmdr. Okuno Kazuyuki.
The bridge team directs mooring operations onboard Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9), upon their arrival to the port of Aburatsu.
Cmdr. Christopher Carreon addresses the audience during change of command ceremony for HSC-25.
Personnel salute as the color guard parades the colors during a change of command ceremony for HSC-25.
Cmdr. Christopher Carreon salutes Cmdr. Frank Loforti as he takes command during change of command ceremony for HSC-25.
USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India as part of Tiger TRIUMPH
USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India as part of Tiger TRIUMPH
USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulls into Visakhapatnam, India
USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India as part of Tiger TRIUMPH
USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India as part of Tiger TRIUMPH
PHUKET, Thailand (Nov. 3, 2019) Marines, from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, stand watch on the forecastle, as the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) prepares to anchor near Phuket, Thailand.  Germantown, part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, is deployed to the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.
191101-N-AD347-0101 SASEBO, Japan (November 01, 2019) Chief Hospital Corpsman, Kenneth Van Tassel, bandges up his daughter for fun to show her what he does at work aboard Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9). Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations.
191101-N-AD347-0141 SASEBO, Japan (November 01, 2019) Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors from Hirashima-class Mine Countermeasures ship, Hirashima MSC 601 use a simulator program to practice driving a mine neutralization vehicle in order to hone their skills and mine hunting aboard Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9). Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations.
191101-N-AD347-0063 SASEBO, Japan (November 01, 2019) The Pioneer crew, family and friends of Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) enjoyed burgers and hot dogs during the ’Splinter Beach Picnic’ on the fantail of the ship. Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations.
APRA HARBOR, GUAM (Oct. 30 2019) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits Apra Harbor. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations.