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Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego in support of San Diego Fleet Week Foundation STEM Days. - SAN DIEGO (Nov. 2, 2022) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego in support of San Diego Fleet Week Foundation STEM Days. LCS are fast, agile, mission-focused platforms designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS support forward-presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence missions around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand)

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Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Micheal E. Boyle, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr., and Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Vice Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson sign a tri-service maritime strategy memorandum of understanding, Oct. 26, at U.S. 3rd Fleet Headquarters. - Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Micheal E. Boyle, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr., and Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Vice Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson sign a tri-service maritime strategy memorandum of understanding, Oct. 26, at U.S. 3rd Fleet Headquarters. The memorandum formalizes the implementation of strategic guidance by developing a predictable framework for integrated exercise design, planning, experimentation and execution, and ensure interoperability between the services and readiness at all levels and across all domains. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maria G. Llanos)

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Fleet medical professionals participate in a Fleet Health Integration Panel (FHIP) at U.S. 3rd Fleet headquarters. - Fleet medical professionals participate in a Fleet Health Integration Panel (FHIP) at U.S. 3rd Fleet headquarters, Oct. 12. More than 70 medical professionals participated in the biannual medical panel to identify gaps in readiness, standardize practices and organize the delivery of capabilities to the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maria G. Llanos)

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U.S 3rd Fleet Hosts Fleet Health Integration Panel

Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) guide training ordnance into the ship’s forward vertical launch system (VLS) cells during a proof-of-concept evolution in San Diego, Oct. 4 - Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) guide training ordnance into the ship’s forward vertical launch system (VLS) cells during a proof-of-concept evolution in San Diego, Oct. 4. MV Ocean Valor conducted its first at-sea vertical launch system reload with Spruance, demonstrating the ability of the U.S. Navy to re-arm surface vessels who employ VLS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor Crenshaw)

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Navy Demonstrates VLS Reload in San Diego Harbor

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returns to San Diego, Sept. 30. - Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returns to San Diego, Sept. 30. Mercy participated in the 17th annual Pacific Partnership mission, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rosa Paschall)

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USNS Mercy Concludes Pacific Partnership 2022

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) sits pierside in Papeete, Tahiti, Sept. 20. - Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) sits pierside in Papeete, Tahiti, Sept. 20. Jackson is deployed in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative, a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness and law enforcement operations in Oceania. (U.S. Navy Courtesy photo)

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USS Jackson (LCS 6) Arrives in Tahiti

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Anderson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, salutes Vice Adm. Michael Boyle, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, during a change of command ceremony held on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Sept. 1, 2022. - Rear Adm. Jeffrey Anderson, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, salutes Vice Adm. Michael Boyle, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, during a change of command ceremony held on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Sept. 1, 2022. Anderson served as commander of CSG-3 from July 2021 to September 2022, and will report to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command as the director of operations for his next assignment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Galbraith)

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USS Momsen Returns to Homeport

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland (LCS 24) stations behind a fishing vessel while Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific Coast Guardsmen conduct an Oceania Maritime Support Initiative (OMSI) vessel compliance boarding, Aug. 19, 2022. - Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland (LCS 24) stations behind a fishing vessel while Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific Coast Guardsmen conduct an Oceania Maritime Support Initiative (OMSI) vessel compliance boarding, Aug. 19, 2022. Oakland is deployed in support of the Oceania Maritime Support Initiative, a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, and law enforcement operations in Oceania. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Zagrocki)

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Littoral Combat Ships Conduct Joint Oceania Mar...

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), assigned to Carrier Strike Group Three, arrives in Naval Station Everett, Washington, Sept. 6. - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), assigned to Carrier Strike Group Three, arrives in Naval Station Everett, Washington, Sept. 6, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleets in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan Soto)

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Carrier Strike Group 3 Changes Command

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to homeport, Aug. 23. - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to homeport, Aug. 23. Fitzgerald, a part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, returned to Naval Base San Diego, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleets in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maria G. Llanos)

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USS Fitzgerald Returns to Homeport

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, interact with Malaysian Army soldiers during Distinguished Visitor Day as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, August 1, 2022. - U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, interact with Malaysian Army soldiers during Distinguished Visitor Day as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, August 1, 2022. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melanye Martinez)

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3d Marine Littoral Regiment Participates in RIM...