1. USS O'Kane Set to Depart Pearl Harbor on Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 7 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS O'Kane (DDG 77) transits the waters of Pearl Harbor in January. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  2. HMCS Protecteur Family Members Arrive Safely at Pearl Harbor

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returned to Pearl Harbor March 4 with family members and civilian contractors transferred off Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur five days after a fire aboard the ship.

    HMCS Protecteur family members express their appreciation for the assistance of the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) crew. (U.S. Navy/MC2  Tiarra Fulgham)
  3. USS La Jolla Deploys to Western Pacific

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine departed Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam March 4 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS La Jolla (SSN 701) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  4. Sailors, Marines Integrate During 7th Fleet Amphibious Training

    Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the first evolution of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT) March 1.

    Amphibious assault vehicles prepare to launch from the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Raymond D. Diaz III)
  5. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Busan

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship and embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, March 3 for a port visit.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) prepares to arrive in Busan for a port visit March 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jared Harral)
  6. USS Blue Ridge Departs for 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 28 for its first patrol of the year, where it will take part in exercises and other events with allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ramon G. Go)
  7. Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st MEU

    Ships of the Amphibious Ready Group completed embarkation of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines Feb. 26 in Okinawa for amphibious integration training and a certification exercise at sea.

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) transfers Marine Corps equipment and personnel aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Feb. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Achterling)
  8. U.S. Navy, Timor-Leste Forces Convene 2nd CARAT Exercise

    The U.S. Navy and Timor-Leste Defense Force kicked off exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Timor-Leste Feb. 24., with USS Kidd (DDG 100) and Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 taking part.

    Members of the Timor-Leste Defense Force and U.S. Sailors conduct a firehose handling skills exchange aboard USS Kidd (DDG 100). (U.S Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  9. 7th Fleet Tops 80 Exercises, 192 Port Visits for 2013

    Each event of the the U.S. Navy's largest numbered fleet supported security and stability across 124 million square kilometers between Hawaii and India.

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group and ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participate in tactical maneuver training during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13 in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ricardo R. Guzman)
  10. Famed Nimitz WWII 'Diary' to be Unveiled Online Monday

    Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, the Naval War College Library will publicly unveil online the 4,000-page "Gray Book" collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz communications that started in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack and ran right up until the closing days of the war.

    Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, second from right, and other senior officers visit Saipan in 1944. Included are (from left to right) Adm. Raymond A. Spruance; Adm. Ernest J. King; and Brig. Gen. Sanderford Jarman, U.S. Army. (U.S. Navy photo)