1. 7th Fleet Commander Kicks Off 20th CARAT Singapore

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas addresses U.S. and Republic of Singapore Navy sailors during the CARAT opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  2. Ships Arrive in Singapore for CARAT

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) joined USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) in Singapore July 28 ahead of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training with the Republic of Singapore Navy.

    USS Halsey (DDG 97), left, arrives July 28 as USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sits moored along the pier at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/MCC Kimberly R. Stephens)
  3. Malabar Maritime Exercise Kicks Off

    Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States are participating in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 - 30.

    Indian Navy and U.S. Navy ships operate together during a previous Malabar exercse. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  4. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to Deploy

    Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25 for deployment.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8), center, USS Comstock (LSD 45), bottom, and USS San Diego (LPD 22) conduct a group sail off Southern California during training earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  5. RIMPAC promotes trust, preparedness, prosperity

    "With 22 participating and six observing nations, this biennial exercise demonstrates America's commitment to preserving and promoting peace in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region."

    Helicopter pilots from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, People's Republic of China and Singapore attend a flight deck familiarization tour aboard USS Gary (FFG 51) during RIMPAC. (Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy)
  6. US, ROK Navies Build Relationships to Increase Interoperability

    USS Kidd (DDG 100) and other ships of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group embarked liaison officers during a July 15-19 exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy.

    U.S. Navy and ROK Navy sailors work together in the combat information center aboard USS Kidd (DDG 100). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Declan Barnes)
  7. USS Denver to Decommission After 46 Years of Service

    The amphibious transport dock ship will be decommissioned during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, August 14.

    USS Denver (LPD 9) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN  Lacordrick Wilson)
  8. Special Operations Forces, USS Independence Train Together

    Special operations forces from the U.S., South Korea and Peru conducted a covert training mission aboard the littoral combat ship as part of exercise RIMPAC 2014.

    Republic of Korea special forces scale up the side of USS Independence (LCS 2) during a training mission July 14 as part of RIMPAC. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corey T. Jones)
  9. USS Avenger and Defender Depart Sasebo after MCM Swaps

    The two mine countermeasures ships departed Sasebo, Japan, for the final time July 15 after completing hull swaps with USS Pioneer and USS Chief.

    USS Avenger (MCM 1) sits moored alongside USS Pioneer (MCM 9) in preparation for Avenger's crew transitioning to Pioneer as part of a hull swap in Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  10. Patrol Squadron 5, P8-A Aircraft Deploy to 7th Fleet

    The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 began a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations July 15.

    In this file photo,P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 sit on the tarmac at Perth Airport earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MCC Keith DeVinney)