1. USS Albuquerque Strengthens Warfare Capabilities during Exercise Lungfish

    Lungfish is a tactical development exercise between the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy that trains and teaches tracking methods of both nuclear and diesel submarines.

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) and Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin (SSG 78) operate together in waters off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, March 4. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  2. VFA-27 Improves Readiness with Japan Air Self-Defense Force

    Strike Fighter Squadron 27 recently conducted dissimilar air combat training with the Okinawa-based Japan Air Self-Defense Force 204th Fighter Squadron.

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18E from VFA-27 flies in formation with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles during dissimilar air combat training near Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy/Cmdr. Spencer Abbot)
  3. Blue Ridge Resumes Patrols to Engage Pacific Allies

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 14 to continue strengthening and supporting strong relationships and partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    Sailors from the damage control and refueling teams aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) observe an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 during flight operations, March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Samuel Weldin)
  4. Navy Region Hawaii Concludes 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials

    The athletes competed as a way to establish meaningful connections with other Navy Wounded Warriors.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet,
				speaks to the audience during the Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor
				2015 Pacific Trials closing ceremony in Honolulu. (U.S. Navy/MC2
				Jeff Troutman)
  5. 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials Get Underway

    The event brings together 60 seriously wounded Sailors and Coast Guardsmen vying for a slot at the annual joint-service Warrior Games.

    Retired Lt. Steve Simmons participates in race chair
        practice during the 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials on Joint
        Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  6. USS Hawaii Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The submarine participated in maritime exercises and conducted port visits in Australia and Japan during the seven-month deployment.

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN
        776) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a
        deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason
        Swink)
  7. Innovation Cell Seeks Input from Pacific Sailors

    CRIC gives junior leaders an opportunity to identify and field emerging technologies that address the Navy’s challenges.

  8. ESG 7 Embarks Bonhomme Richard

    Bonhomme Richard ARG Sailors and Marines from the 31st MEU will focus on executing amphibious assault, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations.

    A MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea
        Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the flight deck of the
        forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD
        6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Michael Caldwell)
  9. Navy Region Hawaii to Host Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials, Family Symposium

    More than 60 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen will take part in the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials March 10-13.

    In this file photo, two players from the Navy wheelchair basketball team congratulate each other during the Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Fitness Center in January 2014. (U.S. Navy/MCSA  Rose Forest)
  10. U.S. Navy Ships Strengthen Ties with Republic of Korea for Foal Eagle Exercises

    Five ships arrived in the Republic of Korea March 4-5 in preparation for upcoming Foal Eagle exercises with the ROK navy.

    In this file photo, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85), top, move into formation with other U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Navy ships during exercise Foal Eagle 2013. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Declan Barnes)