1. Adm. Harris Awarded Korean Tong-il National Defense Medal

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, was awarded the prestigious medal Nov. 3 for his contributions to the security of the Republic of Korea.

    Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Hwang Ki-chul, left, prepares to present Adm. Harry Harris Jr. the prestigious Korean Tong-il national defense medal Nov. 3 in Seoul. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  2. USS Ingraham Returns Home Following Final Deployment

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate returned to Naval Station Everett Oct. 30 following its last deployment before being decommissioned Nov. 12.

    USS Ingraham (FFG 61) prepares to return to its homeport of Naval Station Everett Oct. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeffry A. Willadsen)
  3. USS Sampson to Depart on Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) file photo.
  4. Pacific Horizon tests Maritime Prepositioning Force

    Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade have been practicing ship-to-shore techniques for moving equipment and supplies during the Oct. 20-28 exercise.

    Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief equipment and supplies are offloaded from USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009) during exercise Pacific Horizon. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jonathan Nelson)
  5. 7th Fleet Commander Kicks off CARAT Cambodia 2014

    The fifth Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Cambodia exercise, which will include USS Mustin (DDG 89) training at sea with the Royal Cambodian Navy, began at Ream Naval Base, Oct. 27.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas and Vice Adm. Tea Vinh, commander of the Royal Cambodian Navy, salute side boys during the CARAT Cambodia opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  6. U.S., ROK Navies Increase Capabilities During Clear Horizon

    The two navies completed a successful mine countermeasures exercise Oct. 24 in waters south of the Korean peninsula.

    Mineman 1st Class Douglas Reynolds gives commands to the crane operator during deployment of the mine neutralization vehicle aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) during exercise Clear Horizon. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  7. Destroyers Milius, Michael Murphy Depart on Deployments

    USS Milius (DDG 69) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departed their San Diego and Pearl Harbor homeports Oct. 20 for separate, independent deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tiarra Fulgham)
  8. U.S., ROK Navies to Hone Mine Countermeasures Skills

    The two navies will participate in exercise Clear Horizon, Oct. 20-24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula.

    Mine countermeasures ships USS Chief (MCM 14) and USS Warrior (MCM 10), background, sit along piers in Chinhae, Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  9. U.S. Navy's Overseas Force Structure Changes Underscore Commitment to the Asia-Pacific

    The U.S. Navy announced Oct. 16 that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65) file photo. (MC2 Daniel Barker)
  10. USS Wayne E. Meyer to Return from Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 detachment will return home to San Diego, Oct. 20, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, Sailors man the rails aboard USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) as the ship arrives in Busan, Republic of Korea, in April. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)