1. BHR ESG ships, 31st MEU completes certification exercise

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, completed certification exercise Aug. 18.

    Marines disembark a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a certification exercise, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Cameron McCulloch)
  2. USS Sterett arrives in Hawaii for final port visit of deployment

    The guided missile destroyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 18, for the final port visit during their deployment.

    Sailors aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) render honors as the ship passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial en route to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  3. First CVW-5 jet squadrons relocate to Iwakuni this fall

    Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 115 and 195, along with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 will relocate at the conclusion of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group's fall patrol.

    In this file photo, Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-195, in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  4. USS San Diego drops anchor in Thailand for port visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Phuket, Thailand, Aug. 17, for a routine port visit.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) anchors off the coast of Phuket, Aug. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin A. Schoenberger)
  5. Seventh Fleet announces USS Fitzgerald accountability determinations

    The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Aug. 18.

    In this file photo, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) moves to a dry dock at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  6. USS Santa Fe returns home from deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 15, following a six-month deployment.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  7. Pacific commanders discuss advancing Indo-Asia-Pacific maritime security

    The second annual Pacific Warfighter Symposium was held at Pacific Fleet headquarters, Aug. 14-15.

    Pacific Warfighter Symposium participants gather for a group photo with Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Aug. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  8. USS Rushmore to support Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The amphibious dock landing ship and embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel departed San Diego, Aug. 14, for an OMSI mission.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  9. Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU team up for amphibious integration training

    The recent training was designed to test the core mission capabilities of the ship's crew and embarked Marines.

    An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 prepares to launch from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Aug. 7. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Cosmo Walrath)
  10. USS Barry commemorates 75th anniversary of Guadalcanal Campaign

    The guided-missile destroyer visited the port of Honiara, Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands, Aug. 4-9.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Barry (DDG 52) during a commemoration ceremony in Iron Bottom Sound, Aug. 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)