PHILIPPINE SEA (July 11, 2018)

A MK38 machine gun systems fires during a live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The ship is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, which provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the…

SEA OF JAPAN (July 9, 2018)

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Mele Filiai directs a helicopter from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation supporting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo…

Red Hornet

A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea, June 25, 2018. Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime…

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 20, 2018)

An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VFA) 141 lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective…

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 20, 2018)

A pilot prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe….

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 18, 2018)

Sailors fight a simulated fire during flight deck drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe….

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2018)

Sailors salute the holiday ensign during colors on the flight deck of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in observance of the 1-year memorial of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) tragedy. Blue Ridge and its crew have now entered a final…

Atlantic Flight

Sailors observe as an AV-8B Harrier prepares to take off from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, June 14, 2018. Kearsarge is underway conducting routine certifications to maintain unit readiness. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd…

Lowering Rails

Sailors lower flight deck rails aboard the USS Donald Cook in the Mediterranean Sea, May 30, 2018, as the guided missile destroyer patrols in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Navy photo by Petty…

Mediterranean Mover

A Navy air-cushioned landing craft prepares to enter the well deck of the USS New York in the Mediterranean Sea, May 24, 2018. The amphibious transport dock ship is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class…