1. U.S., Bangladesh Armed Forces Complete CARAT 2015

    The 5th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh came to a close at Naval Base Issa Khan, Oct. 4.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and ships from the Bangladesh Navy gather in formation during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  2. USS Benfold Departs for Forward Deployment to 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer departs San Diego Oct. 2 for Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will join U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  3. Koa Moana Promotes Oceania Maritime Security Cooperation

    USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) is participating in Koa Moana 15-3, a four-month exercise with various Pacific Island nations, while also supporting the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OSMI).

    U.S. Navy file photo of Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).
  4. US, Bangladesh Navies to Strengthen Maritime Partnerships

    The 5th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh exercise kick offs Sept. 30.

    USS Fort Worth's (LCS 3) participation will mark the first by an LCS in CARAT Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  5. USS Paul Hamilton to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 29 from an independent deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  6. Pacific Partnership Personnel Return Home to San Diego

    Pacific Partnership 2015 personnel assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returned home Sept. 27 following a deployment in support of the annual disaster response preparedness mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits San Diego Bay on Sunday. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Eric Coffer)
  7. USS Cowpens Holds Cruiser Modernization Induction

    The guided-missile cruiser was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, Sept. 25, at Naval Base San Diego.

    Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), delivers the principal address after receiving authority over USS Cowpens (CG 63). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary Bell)
  8. USNS Mercy to Return From Pacific Partnership Deployment

    The hospital ship is scheduled to return to San Diego Sept. 27, along with embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Sept. 26, following a four-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the Pacific Ocean in late May. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  9. USS Columbia Presented Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the prestigious award to the crew Sept. 21 on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Columbia (SSN 771) during a presentation of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  10. 7th Fleet Commander Committed to US, ROK Alliance

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) Sept. 21 to meet with senior ROK Navy leaders and affirm his commitment to the enduring U.S. and ROK alliance.

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Vice Adm. Um, Hyun-seong, commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet (COMROKFLT), render salutes during a ceremonial pass and review of COMROKFLT sailors. (Photo courtesy of Republic of Korea Fleet)