1. USS Blue Ridge Departs for Indo-Asia-Pacific Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Feb. 22, for a patrol strengthening and supporting strong relationships and partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Yokosuka, Japan, on Monday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)
  2. USS Ashland Completes Exercise Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship wrapped up its participation in the multinational exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 19.

    Ensign Beatrice Cayaban discusses equipment on the bridge of USS Ashland (LSD 48) with members of the Royal Thai Navy Armed Forces during a tour of ship. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Kelsey L. Adams)
  3. New Era of US, ROK Navy Alliance Begins in Busan

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Busan Feb. 19, ushering in a new era of U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy alliance.

    U.S. and Republic of Korea officials cut the ribbon during a ceremony marking the opening of CNFK's new headquarters building. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  4. U.S. Navy Aircraft Showcase Capabilities, Promote Regional Partnerships in Singapore Air Show

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and their crews are taking part in the Singapore International Airshow, Feb. 16-21.

    Two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and a P-8 maritime patrol aircraft sit on display at the Singapore International Airshow. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  5. William P. Lawrence Makes First Warship Visit to Fiji in 10 Years

    The guided-missile destroyer completed a port visit in Suva, Fiji, Feb. 14, the first visit by a U.S. warship there in almost 10 years.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits Suva Harbor Feb. 10 as the ship arrives for port visit. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Janie Baird)
  6. Blue Ridge Begins Sea Trials Ahead of 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka Feb. 16 to conduct sea trials prior to initiating its spring patrol season.

    Quartermaster Seaman Richard Williams stands lookout watch aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship departs Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Don Patton)
  7. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Stops in Guam

    Three ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group arrived in Apra Harbor Feb. 14 for a port visit in the midst of their U.S. 7th Fleet deployment.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)  during flight operations a day before arriving in Guam. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Tomas Compian)
  8. USS Mustin Visits Hong Kong

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong Feb. 13 for a port visit during a routine patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) while arriving in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christian Senyk)
  9. PACFLT Cyber Security Conference Highlights Cyber Capabilities

    More than 160 cyber security specialists met at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Feb. 9-11 to discuss cyber readiness within the Pacific Fleet.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers opening remarks during the Fleet Cybersecurity Waterfront Training Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara Vaughn)
  10. PACFLT Hosts 10th Annual Senior Leaders Course Amid Complex Regional Challenges

    Senior military leaders from 13 nations gathered at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters in Hawaii for the 10th annual Naval War College Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Officer Course Feb. 4-10.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, briefs flag officers during the 10th annual Naval War College Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Officer Course. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)