1. Carrier Air Wing 5 completes carrier qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducted carrier qualifications, Sept. 9-12.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during carrier qualifications, Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  2. MCPON meets with Sailors in Sasebo during Japan visit

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano met with personnel assigned to Task Force 76 and Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sept. 12.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks with Sailors and Marines during an all hands call aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  3. Pacific Submarine Force welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle relieved Rear Adm. Frederick “Fritz” Roegge during a change of command ceremony at Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11.

    Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle addresses guests during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony aboard USS Jacksonville (SSN 699). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Lee)
  4. HSM Wing Pacific continues Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative exercise

    The second phase of the annual exercise with South American naval forces, which allows U.S. Navy aircraft crews to practice ASW skills, began Sept. 8.

    In this file photo, Peruvian submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33) arrives at Naval Base Point Loma in July for phase one of DESI-EX. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Harkins)
  5. USS John C. Stennis completes flight deck certification

    The aircraft carrier successfully completed its flight deck certification, Sept. 6, with the help of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) operates in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Joseph Miller)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan departs Japan for regional patrol

    The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier began a routine fall patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations after departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sept 8.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Yokosuka, Sept. 8. (U.S. Navy/Ryo Isobe)
  7. USS Green Bay completes patrol in Indo-Asia-Pacific

    The amphibious transport dock ship returned to its forward-deployed base in Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 7, after three-plus months of operations in the region.

    In this file photo, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) operates in the Coral Sea during exercise Talisman Saber in July. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  8. Rushmore visits American Samoa during OMSI mission

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, departed American Samoa after a scheduled two-day port visit, Sept. 5.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  9. U.S. Ambassador to Japan visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Ambassador William F. Hagerty visited the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Sept. 6.

    Capt. Buzz Donnelly, commanding officer of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), explaines flight deck operations to William F. Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Macadam Weissman)
  10. US, Indonesian navies meet for annual CARAT exercise

    The U.S. and Indonesian navies will come together for the 23rd Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise and skills exchange, Sept. 7-13.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Indonesian Navy ships maneuver into formation in the Java Sea during last year's CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Will Gaskill)

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