1. USS Charlotte Visits Sasebo During Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 5, for a port visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Charlotte (SSN 766) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a visit there in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  2. USS Lassen Departs Yokosuka on Final 7th Fleet Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer, which will be replaced by USS Barry (DDG 52) in the spring, departed Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 6 after nearly 10 years forward deployed to 7th Fleet.

    Sailors aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)
  3. Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth Visits Phuket

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Phuket, Thailand, Dec. 30 for its first port visit there.

    Sailors from USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) move rocks and soil while helping to complete construction of a retaining wall to prevent a nearby river from eroding the landscape at Home and Life Orphanage Foundation during a community service project. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio Turretto Ramos)
  4. U.S. 7th Fleet: 2015 In Review

    In the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, 2015 was a year of new technology and thriving partnerships.

  5. U.S. Navy Families Make New Home in Busan, Korea

    For the first time since its creation in 1957, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea's headquarters is no longer on a U.S. base.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Busan following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher K. Hwang)
  6. USS Texas Visits Yokosuka During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Dec. 22 for a port visit.

    USS Texas (SSN 775) transits Tokyo Bay on Tuesday before arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  7. USS Chafee to Return Home from Independent Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 17 following an independent deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 4th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90) transits the western Pacific Ocean as part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in July. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Clemente A. Lynch)
  8. Essex ARG Returns from Seven-Month Deployment

    The Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to San Diego Dec. 15 following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) returns to San Diego on Tuesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Phillip Ladouceur)
  9. Swift Talks Regional Trends During Cooperative Strategy Forum

    The Pacific Fleet commander spoke to more than 100 during a cooperative strategy forum at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Dec. 14.

    Adm. Scott Swift talks to students about regional issues in
        the Indo-Asia Pacific Region during the Naval War College
        cooperative strategy forum. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher
        Hubenthal)
  10. 74th Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Heroes

    The National Park Service and U.S. Navy co-hosted a 74th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 to honor the sacrifices made by those who fought and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago.

    WWII veterans look on during today's Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)