1. USS Columbus returns home from deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1, following a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Columbus (SSN 762) approaches the piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin)
  2. John C. Stennis heads to sea for certifications, training

    The aircraft carrier departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Sept. 1, to complete its flight deck certification and other training.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) passes Mount Rainier while transiting Puget Sound, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jake Greenberg)
  3. USS John S. McCain Sailors posthumously advanced

    The Navy announced Thursday that the 10 Sailors who died aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were posthumously advanced to their next rank.

  4. USS Mississippi awarded Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine was named the Pacific Fleet's recipient of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for 2016.

    Adm. Scott Swift presents the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy, Aug. 30 (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin
  5. Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group completes COMPTUEX

    The composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) was the final work-up phase and certification event prior to a deployment scheduled later this year.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean during COMPTUEX, Aug. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony J. Rivera)
  6. Los Angeles Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

    Three U.S. Navy surface ships and a submarine arrived this week for the second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week, which runs through Labor Day weekend.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrives for Los Angeles Fleet Week, Aug. 29.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Gregory A. Harden II)
  7. Military, civilian authorities review emergency response strategies during L.A. Fleet Week

    A Defense Support of Civilian Authorities senior leadership seminar, Aug. 30, addressed roles and responsibilities during disasters.

    Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, speaks during a Defense Support of Civil Authorities Seminar in San Pedro, Calif., Aug. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kory Alsberry)
  8. USS Wasp departs to join 7th Fleet forces in Japan

    The amphibious assault ship departed Norfolk, Va., Aug. 30, bound for Sasebo, Japan, where it will assume duties as the forward-deployed flagship of the U.S. 7th Fleet amphibious force.

    USS Wasp (LHD 1) file photo. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)
  9. USS John Paul Jones Aegis BMD system intercepts target missile

    After tracking with its AN/SPY-1 radar, an SM-6 missile from the guided-missile destroyer executed the intercept.

    A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Aug. 29. (U.S. Navy/Latonja Martin)
  10. Chiefs celebrate 10th Anniversary of USS Missouri Legacy Academy

    Chief petty officers from commands across the Pacific celebrated 10th anniversary of USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy from August 20th to September 1st.

    USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy Class 016 stands in formation for the national anthem during the Academy's graduation aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2  Somers T. Steelman)