Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet

 

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 2, 2018) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrives in her new homeport at Naval Base Point Loma. USS Annapolis is the fourth ship to be named for Annapolis, Md., site of the U.S. Naval Academy. She arrived after two years of extensive maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and three months operating at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Harkins)

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 2, 2018) Machinery Repairman 1st Class Stephen Cagle greets his son during the homecoming of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). San Diego, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is returning from a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting peace and security. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 27, 2018) Lt. Kevin McMahon, left, and Lt. Spencer Smith, both assigned to the Black Eagles of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, pilot an E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Jan. 25, 2018) A Sailor aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) prepares to render honors to the USS Missouri Memorial while manning the rails as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a scheduled port visit. America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is returning from a 7-month deployment to the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon)

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 25, 2018) Capt. Dennis Jacko, commanding officer of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), talks to local media during a press conference on Naval Base San Diego. Anchorage recently conducted an underway recovery test as part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an open ocean environment that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft upon its return to Earth. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford)

POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 23, 2018) Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), man the rails as the ship returns to Apra Harbor, Guam, Jan. 23. Frank Cable departed Guam March 7, 2017, supporting maritime expeditionary operations in the 3rd Fleet area of operations and underwent a dry-dock phased maintenance availability at Vigor Industrial ship yard in Portland, Ore. Frank Cable, forward-deployed to Guam, repairs, rearms and reprovisions deployed U.S. Naval Forces in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alana Langdon)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 22, 2018) Sailors from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) assist NASA engineers in bringing the Orion test article to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) with the help of Navy Divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 and Sailors from Special Boat Team 12, Jan. 22. Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Natalie M. Byers)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 22, 2018) Sailors from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) assist NASA engineers in bringing the Orion test article to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), Jan. 22. Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6).3rd, 5th and 7th fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Natalie M. Byers)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 22, 2018) Capt. Joseph Olson, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), speaks with Sailors during an all-hands call on the flight deck. America and its amphibious ready group are returning from a 7-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel Pastor)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2018) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as it turns starboard to retrieve NASA’s Orion test article, Jan. 21. Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Natalie M. Byers)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2018) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Thomas Hocker fires an M4A1 carbine during a small-arms qualification course on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2018) Two AV-8B Harriers assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David Babka)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2018) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 4) takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Cannady)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2018) The Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transits the Pacific Ocean near Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Cannady)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 19, 2018) Sailors from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepare the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) for refueling at sea alongside the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), Jan. 19. Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Natalie M. Byers)

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 25, 2018) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) move tug poles to an aircraft elevator on the ship's flight deck. John C. Stennis is conducting routine training as it continues preparing for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Ford)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 19, 2018) Master Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Gerardo Sanchez, left, and Master Chief Gunner's Mate Jeremy E. Smith, watch Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) transit the Pacific Ocean after a replenishment-at-sea with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Eleanor D. Vara)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 19, 2018) Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) watch as a wave crashes into the hangar bay during a replenishment-at-sea with Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) line up on the flight deck for a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown in preparation for flight operations. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2018) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Charles Joseph transports a missile on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano)

NAVAL BASE GUAM (Jan. 9, 2018) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrives in Guam for a scheduled port visit. San Diego, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexander Ventura II)

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 3, 2018) The future USS Omaha (LCS 12), a littoral combat ship, sits pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. Omaha is conducting change of homeport to San Diego. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay provides support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 28, 2017) Aviation Boatswain Mate (Handling) Airman Ryan Sharland directs a UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (reinforced) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). San Diego, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th MEU, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger)

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 17, 2017) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepares for well deck operations. San Diego, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)

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