1. USS Sampson Returns from 7th Fleet Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to San Diego June 1 from a seven-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) returns to its San Diego homeport, June 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zacharay Bell)
  2. USNS Millinocket Arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The joint high speed vessel and embarked Task Force Forager arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 31 in support of this year's Pacific Partnership mission.

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) operates in the Pacific May 28 after departing Hawaii for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William McCann)
  3. Team Carl Vinson Assists Distressed Mariner in Pacific

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 rendered assistance to a mariner 400 nautical miles off the coast of Honolulu, May 31.

    Sailors transport a mariner brought aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at sea for assistance May 31. (U.S. Navy/MCSN D’Andre L. Roden)
  4. USS Topeka Arrives in Guam Homeport

    The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at its new homeport of U.S. Naval Base Guam, May 29.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) pulls into Apra Harbor, May 29. (U.S. Navy/JoAnna Delfin)
  5. Chancellorsville Departs for Forward Deployment to 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile cruiser departed San Diego May 28 for Yokosuka, Japan, to join U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departs Naval Base San Diego, May 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  6. Adm. Swift Takes Command of Pacific Fleet

    Adm. Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 27.

    Adm. Scott H. Swift reads his orders as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet from Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. on Wednesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  7. USS Fort Worth Reaches Midpoint of 16-Month Deployment

    LCS Crew 103 completed a crew swap with LCS Crew 102 in Singapore May 26, marking the halfway point of of the ship's rotational deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates off the Korean Peninsula during exercise Foal Eagle in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  8. Team Vinson Departs U.S. 7th Fleet

    The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group returned to the 3rd Fleet area of operations May 23 after supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Gridley (DDG 101), left, and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) operate in the South China Sea during a training exercise with the Malaysian Armed Forces earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC2 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  9. Navy Civilians Gather in Hawaii for Leadership Development

    More than 250 Department of the Navy civilian employees attended a professional workshop May 19-20 designed to enhance their leadership capabilities and help them develop career development strategies.

    Lynn Simpson, U.S. Pacific Fleet's director of total fleet force manpower and personnel, addresses members of the civilian work force May 20 during a panel discussion with members of the Senior Executive Service. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  10. USS Michael Murphy Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 21, completing its maiden deployment.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)