1. USS Bonhomme Richard, Marines depart Okinawa to continue regional patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 2, after embarking Marines from the 3d Marine Division.

    A tug boat guides USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) away from the pier in Okinawa, Feb. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  2. America ARG returns to San Diego after deployment

    USS America (LHA 6), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and USS San Diego (LPD 22) returned home from a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions, Feb. 2.

    Sailors and Marines man the rails as USS America (LHA 6) transits San Diego Bay, Feb. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon)
  3. Navy to commission littoral combat ship Omaha

    The newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), will be commissioned during a ceremony at the Broadway pier in San Diego, Feb. 3.

    File photo of the future USS Omaha (LSC 12). (U.S. Navy/Austal USA)
  4. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa to embark Marines for patrol

    The amphibious assault ship arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, Jan. 31, to embark Marines from 3d Marine Division in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold 2018.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches the pier at White Beach Naval Facility, Jan. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  5. Admiral Scott Swift talks command and control

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks about fleet readiness and "Mastering the Art of Command and Control," his article in the February issue of Proceedings Magazine.

  6. America ARG set to return home from deployment

    Sailors and Marines of the Amphibious Ready Group are scheduled to return to their homeport of Naval Station San Diego, Feb. 2.

    In this file photo, USS San Diego (LPD 22), USS America (LHA 6) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) conduct a simulated strait transit during training in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  7. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrives in Guam

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group arrived in Guam, Jan. 30-31, for the first scheduled port visit of a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, left, and Capt. Doug Verissimo, commanding officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), address the media after pulling into Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)
  8. USS John C. Stennis returns to Bremerton

    The aircraft carrier returned home Jan. 29 after a two-week underway period conducting routine training.

    Seaman Carl Jeanlouis communicates with the bridge while standing watch as the ship returns to Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton, Jan. 29. (U.S. Navy/ MC3 Charles D. Gaddis IV)
  9. Safety key in USS Ronald Reagan’s SRA progress

    The aircraft carrier entered its fourth week of a scheduled ship’s restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, Jan. 29.

    Sailors assigned to the deck department aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), reassemble a detachable link of an anchor chain after scheduled maintenance, Jan. 30. (U.S. Navy/ MC2 Janweb B. Lagazo)
  10. USS Michael Murphy conducts PASSEX with French Navy

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and frigate FNS Vendemiaire (F724) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Pacific, Jan. 29.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and FNS Vendemiaire (F734) sail in formation during a PASSEX, Jan. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jasen MorenoGarcia)