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Service members of Pacific Indian Ocean Shipping Working Group (PACIOSWG) pose for a photo at Naval Base Point Loma - 220502-N-XL376-1061 SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2022) – Service members of Pacific Indian Ocean Shipping Working Group (PACIOSWG) pose for a photo at Naval Base Point Loma. The annual forum enhances the interoperability of member nations across a range of naval cooperation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) and maritime trade operations roles to bolster maritime security, protection of merchant shipping, and industry fidelity through maritime domain awareness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maria G. Llanos)

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Pacific Indian Ocean Shipping Working Group Con...

USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs from Naval Base San Diego. - SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2022) Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs from Naval Base San Diego, May 3, marking the beginning of Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22). Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sang Kim)

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Navy Hospital Ship Departs for Pacific Partners...

NA - 220401-N-YR571-1001 SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2022) Participants of Staff Exercise (STAFFEX), the last planning event for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2022, pose for a group photo in front of the headquarters of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Approximately 90 senior staff members from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States took part in the four-day exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin F. Johnson)

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U.S. 3rd Fleet, TTGP Host Staff Exercise Ahead ...

NA - 220322-N-UV609-1019 Pearl Harbor (March 22, 2022) Royal Canadian Navy Cmdr. Shaun Yaskiw assigned to Canada Joint Operations Command speaks to fellow chaplains during the Religious Affairs working group during the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 final planning conference (FPC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 22. Participants from all countries scheduled for RIMPAC 2022 attended the weeklong conference that affords attendees the opportunity to share information and integrate planning efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr.)

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U.S. 3rd Fleet Hosts RIMPAC Final Planning Conf...

Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the San Diego Bay in preparation for arrival pierside at Naval Base San Diego. - SAN DIEGO -- Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the San Diego Bay in preparation for arrival pierside at Naval Base San Diego. Essex, a part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, returned to Naval Base San Diego, March 4, 2022 after a deployment to U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation in support of regional stability and a free and open Info-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Melvin Fatimehin)

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Essex Amphibious Ready Group, 11th Marine Exped...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), a part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after an eight-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets. - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM (Feb. 19, 2022) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), a part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after an eight-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets. The strike group operated alongside multiple partners, allies and carrier strike groups in heavily navigated waters, including the South China Sea and Philippine Sea, in support of regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Holly L. Herline)

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USS Chafee Returns Home to Pearl Harbor after E...

Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 senior leadership and staffs pose for a group photo onboard Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 18. - 220218-N-YR571-1001 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 18, 2022) Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 senior leadership and staffs pose for a group photo onboard Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 18. The weeklong conference brought the RIMPAC senior leadership and staffs from seven RIMPAC partner nations together for detailed planning in advance of the world’s largest maritime exercise, scheduled to be held this summer in both Hawaii and San Diego. This will be the 28th RIMPAC since inception and currently consists of 27 like-minded partner nations, committing 42 ships, 5 submarines, more than 170 aircraft, and nearly 25,000 personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Kevin F. Johnson)

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RIMPAC ‘22 Commanders’ Conference Solidifies Pl...

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transits San Diego bay upon its return to homeport. - SAN DIEGO (Feb. 14, 2022) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transits San Diego bay upon its return to homeport. Lake Champlain, part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, returned to Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 14, following a deployment to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets in support of regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kelby Sanders)

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USS Lake Champlain Returns Home to San Diego

NA - 220214-N-YR571-1007 SAN DIEGO (Feb 14, 2022) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns to its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group returned to San Diego after an eight-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets in support of regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Johnson)

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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns Home F...

The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) arrives home to San Diego. - 220206-N-OA516-1015 SAN DIEGO (Feb. 6, 2022) –The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) arrives home to San Diego. O’Kane, a part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, returned to Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 6, following an independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets in support of national tasking and to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin C. Leitner)

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USS O’Kane Returns Home from Deployment

NA - 220203-N-MH811-1020 PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 3, 2022) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returns to homeport. Michael Murphy, a part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, returned to joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 3, after deployment to U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets in support of maritime security operations and to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Molly Crawford)

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USS Michael Murphy Returns to Homeport