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around the PHILIPPINE SEA

Seaman Zachary Murphree, from Quinlan, Texas, left, and Seaman Christopher Buhler, from New Orleans, pull chocks from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) during Keen Sword 17 (KS17). KS17 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Pacific Command-sponsored Field Training Exercise (FTX). KS17 is a joint/bilateral FTX designed to meet mutual defense objectives by increasing combat readiness and interoperability between Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and U.S. Forces. Barry is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) in the Philippine Sea supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham

Sailors fire an M9 service pistol during a weapons exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). Chancellorsville is on patrol in the Philippine Sea with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider)

The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), fires its MK45 5-inch gun during a live-fire training exercise. McCampbell is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christian Senyk/)

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