1. Pacific Fleet Commander Reaffirms Rebalance Commitment

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, reaffirmed America's commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance during a keynote speech in Canberra, Australia, Oct. 31.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., speaks about the Fleet's role in America's rebalance to the Indo-Asia-Pacific during a Kokoda Foundation conference, Oct. 31. (Kokoda Foundation photo)
  2. Hear, See, Speak Out Against Sexual Assault

    Little can deter the power of military-grade teamwork. However, a consistent affront arises and inexorably destroys the solidarity and camaraderie so many Sailors work hard to build. The problem is sexual harassment and sexual assault.

    U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker.
  3. USS Ford to Decommission After 28 Years of Service

    The guided-missile frigate will conclude 28 years of service to the U.S. Navy during a decommissioning ceremony Oct. 31 at Naval Station Everett, Wash.

    In this file photo, USS Ford (FFG 54) transits Puget Sound in July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice William Blees)
  4. USS Princeton Returns Home to San Diego

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to San Diego Oct. 29 following an extended deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Princeton (CG 59) transits through the South China Sea in May. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.)
  5. First Multilateral Sapper 13 Exercise Closes in Timor-Leste

    The first of its kind exercise, which wrapped up Oct. 28, brought U.S. Navy Seabees and Marine Corps engineers together with counterparts from the Australian Army and Timor-Leste Defense Force over the past month.

    U.S. Navy Seabee Navy Lt. Brent Oglesby, the officer-in-charge of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3’s Construction Civic Action Detail in Timor-Leste, receives a tais, or scarf, from a Timorese girl during an official ribbon cutting ceremony and close of the 28-day Sapper 13 exercise. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey)
  6. USS George Washington Arrives in Singapore for Visit

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, arrived in Singapore Oct. 26 for the third port visit of their 2013 patrol.

    In this file photo, USS George Washington (CVN 73), operates in the East China Sea earlier this month. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes)
  7. USS Mustin Visits Thailand During 7th Fleet Patrol

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pattaya Oct. 25 for a port visit.

    Sailors drop the anchor prior to USS Mustin (DDG 89) arriving for a port visit in Pattaya. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams)
  8. George Washington Reaches Out To Partners In the Pacific

    Distinguished visitors and representatives from Singapore embarked aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 24.

    Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, speaks to distinguished visitors from Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Liam Kennedy)
  9. Alert USS Pearl Harbor Watchstanders Spot Drugs Adrift

    Sailors aboard the landing dock ship recovered a bale of marijuana Oct. 23 found adrift while conducting training exercises off the Southern California coastline.

    Crew members aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) recover a bale of marijuana found adrift in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. Fleet Master Chief Ramirez Visits USS Texas

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez paid a visit to the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to talk with the crew, Oct. 23.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez, right, shakes hands with Sonar Technician Submarine 3rd Class Joseph Daniels, the Blue Jacket of the Year for the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) while USS Texas Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Machinist Mate Matt Harris looks on. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)