USS Essex and Stennis Carrier Strike Group 

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. [maxgallery id="122190"] 12.13.2018 Photo…

RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

From 05-18 December 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force joined the United States Pacific Air Forces and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) for Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. [maxgallery id="122143"] Launching from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, C-130J Hercules aircraft delivered donated…

Canadian and US AAV training during RIMPAC 2018

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment conduct assault amphibious vehicle familiarization training with Canadian Armed Forces during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Camp Pendleton, California, June 28, 2018.  Marines training with partner nations from around the world enhances prowess. RIMPAC…

Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; Indian Army Brig. Gen. Arun Chaloli Gopinath, commander, Infantry Brigade India; Japan Self Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinichi Aoki, commanding general, Amphibious Raid Deployment Brigade; Philippine Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Alvin Parreño, commandant, Philippine Marine Corps;…

Osprey Across the Pacific

09/25/2017: U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey pilots with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 successfully completed their deployment with Marine Rotational Force Darwin on Sept. 17, 2017. This marked several milestones for the aircraft, which included the first trans-Pacific Flight from Marine Corps Base Hawaii to Darwin, Australia and the aircrafts first deployment…

Navy Strike Group Training in the Pacific

06/05/2017: Navy Strike Group Training in the Pacific SEA OF JAPAN (June 1, 2017) The Carl Vinson strike group, including USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG…

The USS Zumwalt on to San Diego and Then on to the Pacific

10/30/2016: USS Zumwalt is a unique ship with many powerful technologies. The US Navy’s Pacific Commander focuses on the Zumwalt. FT. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES 10/20/2016 All Hands Update According to a story in Futurism, the DDG 1000 is the largest ever destroyer and is capable of firing rail guns in the…

PACFLEET Commander Discusses the Pacific

08/25/2015: 2015- U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift serves as its 35th commander since the Fleet was established since February 1941 and is headquartered at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Credit:DoD News:8/20/15 For our series on MARFORPAC and PACFLEET, see the following: Also, see,