170529-N-QV906-195 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Deputy Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7, Capt. Alexis Walker lights incence at a Buddist Temple on Sattahip Naval Base after the openinc ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 May 29.  Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170529-N-QV906-195 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Deputy Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7, Capt. Alexis Walker lights incence at a Buddist Temple on Sattahip Naval Base after the openinc ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 May 29. Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Trainin ...More
170529-N-QV906-137 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, and Rear Adm. Somnuk Preampramot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Fleet, participate in a media availability after the opening ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand, May 29.  Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170529-N-QV906-137 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, and Rear Adm. Somnuk Preampramot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Fleet, participate in a media availability after the opening ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on S ...More
170624-N-QV906-092 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (left), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (right), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-092 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (left), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (right), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama ...More
170624-N-QV906-148 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, answers a reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-148 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, answers a reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippin ...More
170529-N-QV906-107 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, greets Rear Adm. Chaiyanun Nuntawit, Commander, Frigate Squadron II, at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on Sattahip Naval Base May, Thailand, 29.  Commander, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170529-N-QV906-107 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, greets Rear Adm. Chaiyanun Nuntawit, Commander, Frigate Squadron II, at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on Sattahip Naval Base May, Thailand, 29. Command ...More
170624-N-QV906-164 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2016) Officers from the U.S. Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines stand hand-in-hand during the closing ceremony of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-164 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2016) Officers from the U.S. Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines stand hand-in-hand during the closing ceremony of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner ...More
170624-N-QV906-121 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (right), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporters questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-121 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (right), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporters questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama S ...More
170623-N-QV906-249 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, salutes assembled Armed Forces of the Philippines servicemembers during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-249 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, salutes assembled Armed Forces of the Philippines servicemembers during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilate ...More
170624-N-QV906-047 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-047 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval ...More
170623-N-QV906-310 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, discuss future bilateral training opportunities during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-310 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, discuss future bilateral training opportunities during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2 ...More
170624-N-QV906-003 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct a "Hot Wash" at he conclusion of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-003 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct a "Hot Wash" at he conclusion of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippi ...More
170623-N-QV906-224 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (middle), Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, perform a Command Review during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-224 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (middle), Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, perform a Command Review during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at ...More
170623-N-QV906-126 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Carson Burton (left), and Lt. Mason Bailey, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joseph Wondolowski, of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), discuss the capabilities of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft inside its weapons bay during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama in Cebu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-126 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Carson Burton (left), and Lt. Mason Bailey, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joseph Wondolowski, of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), discuss the capabilities of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft inside its weapons bay during Maritime Training Act ...More
170623-N-QV906-082 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Ryan Johnson (right) and Lt. Carson Burton (bottom left) of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) discuss the intricacies of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft cockpit during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama in Cebu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-082 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Ryan Johnson (right) and Lt. Carson Burton (bottom left) of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) discuss the intricacies of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft cockpit during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA S ...More
170623-N-QV906-008 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Lt. Carson Burton, Mission Commander of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-008 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Lt. Carson Burton, Mission Commander of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sa ...More
170623-N-QV906-045 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-045 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritim ...More
170623-N-QV906-077 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, visits with Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-077 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, visits with Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral ma ...More
170623-N-PD309-168 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Engineman 2nd Class Reynaldo Saura, assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), works with members of the Philippine Navy during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
170623-N-PD309-168 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Engineman 2nd Class Reynaldo Saura, assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), works with members of the Philippine Navy during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime ...More
170623-N-PD309-184 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) prepare to board Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
170623-N-PD309-184 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) prepare to board Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral mari ...More
170623-N-PD309-203 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Lt. Jonathan Godbolt, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), searches a member of Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
170623-N-PD309-203 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Lt. Jonathan Godbolt, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), searches a member of Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA S ...More
170529-N-QV906-195 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Deputy Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7, Capt. Alexis Walker lights incence at a Buddist Temple on Sattahip Naval Base after the openinc ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 May 29.  Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170529-N-QV906-137 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, and Rear Adm. Somnuk Preampramot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Fleet, participate in a media availability after the opening ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand, May 29.  Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-092 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (left), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (right), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-148 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, answers a reporter's questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170529-N-QV906-107 SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2017) - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73, greets Rear Adm. Chaiyanun Nuntawit, Commander, Frigate Squadron II, at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017 on Sattahip Naval Base May, Thailand, 29.  Commander, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet led bilateral exercises held annually in South and Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. CARAT exercise events cover a broad range of naval skill areas and disciplines including surface, undersea, air and amphibious warfare; maritime security operations; riverine, jungle and explosive ordnance disposal operations; combat construction; diving and salvage; search and rescue; maritime patrol and reconnaissance aviation; maritime domain awareness; military law, public affairs and military medicine; and humanitarian assistance, disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-164 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2016) Officers from the U.S. Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines stand hand-in-hand during the closing ceremony of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-121 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (right), Commander, Task Force 73, and Commodore Loumer Bernabe (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces Central Command, answer reporters questions after the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-249 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, salutes assembled Armed Forces of the Philippines servicemembers during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-047 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct the closing ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-310 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, discuss future bilateral training opportunities during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170624-N-QV906-003 CEBU, Philippines (June 24, 2017) Servicemembers from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct a "Hot Wash" at he conclusion of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 24.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-224 CAMP LAPU-LAPU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (middle), Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao (left), Commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, perform a Command Review during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-126 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Carson Burton (left), and Lt. Mason Bailey, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Joseph Wondolowski, of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), discuss the capabilities of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft inside its weapons bay during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama in Cebu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-082 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Lt. Ryan Johnson (right) and Lt. Carson Burton (bottom left) of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) discuss the intricacies of a P-8 Poseidon aircraft cockpit during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama in Cebu, Philippines, June 23.  MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-008 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Lt. Carson Burton, Mission Commander of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26), during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-045 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-QV906-077 CEBU, Philippines (June 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, visits with Sailors of Combat Air Crew 4 attached to Patrol Squadron 26 (VP-26) during Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017 in Cebu, Philippines, June 23. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/RELEASED)
170623-N-PD309-168 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Engineman 2nd Class Reynaldo Saura, assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), works with members of the Philippine Navy during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
170623-N-PD309-184 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) prepare to board Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
170623-N-PD309-203 BOHOL SEA (June 23, 2017) Lt. Jonathan Godbolt, assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), searches a member of Philippine Navy ship BRP BATAK (LC 299) during a VBSS exercise for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2017. MTA Sama Sama is a bilateral maritime exercise between U.S. and Philippine naval forces and is designed to strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the nations' armed forces.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)