Checking Firepower

Capt. Matt Hepp conducts a preflight inspection of his F-16 Fighting Falcon at Komatsu Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Base Dec. 7, 2010, before a mission over the Sea of Japan. More than 160 Airmen from Misawa Air Base, Japan, are deployed to Komatsu from Dec. 3 to 11 in support of Exercise Keen Sword 2011. Captain Hepp is a pilot with the 14th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Cammie Quinn)

Landing Craft Air Cushion Approaches Essex Well Deck

SEA OF JAPAN (Dec. 1, 2010) A landing craft air cushion approaches the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

Seventh Fleet Kicks Off Vietnam Naval Engagement Activities

SEA OF JAPAN (Aug. 2, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a replenishment at sea with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki/Released)

We Deliver

SEA OF JAPAN (July 30, 2010) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment at sea. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Brandt/Released)

Last Launch

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Miller launches a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz while the ship is under way in the Sea of Japan, March 3, 2010. This was Miller's final catapult launch as strike group commander of Carrier Strike Group 11. He will be relieved by Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, March 6, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.

Prepare To Move A Helicopter

Prepare To Move A Helicopter

SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 5, 2009) Flight deck Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) prepare to move a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight operations. Harpers Ferry is part of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

Beach Landing Exercise

Beach Landing Exercise

SEA OF JAPAN (Nov. 4, 2009) An amphibious assault vehicle from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) returns to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) after participating in a beach landing exercise. Denver is the lead ship of the Denver Amphibious Ready Group participating in the annual bilateral Korean Integrated Training Program (KITP) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Andrew Smith/Released)