1. USS Shiloh to Sharpen Proficiency, Skills on Independent Patrol

    The guided-missile cruiser departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 24 on an independent patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Lauren Belt, foreground, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Edwin Falcis, both assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), monitor their consoles during a Fleet Synthetic Trainer-Joint (FST-J) Ballistic Missile Defense exercise aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher G. Horton)
  2. 7th Fleet Ballistic Missile Team Supports JMSDF in Exercise Keen Edge

    U.S. 7th Fleet, U.S. Forces Japan and Japan Self Defense Force (JMSDF) operators will hone their Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) skills in exercise Keen Edge 2014 which runs through Jan. 31.

  3. Pacific Fleet Deputy Commander Praises Navy League in Hawaii

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier praised and thanked the Navy League and its Honolulu Council leadership at the council's 2014 annual meeting and elections dinner Jan. 23.

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier addresses members of the Navy League Honolulu Council during their annual meeting and elections dinner, Jan. 23. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Kolmel)
  4. Multi-ship Exercise Koa Kai Gets Underway Near Hawaii

    Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii starting Jan. 24 and continuing through Jan. 31.

    In this file photo from a previous Koa Kai exericse, USS O'Kane (DDG 77) launches an exercise torpedo. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  5. Pacific Fleet Commander Thanks Sailors in Singapore

    Adm. Harry Harris visited Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific and Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) Jan. 22 in Singapore.

    Adm. Harry Harris greets Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in Singapore, Jan. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Shawn D. Stone)
  6. Bonhomme Richard Completes Maintenance Availability

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed a three-month maintenance availability period, Jan. 21.

    Machinist's Mate Fireman Chase Owen checks stern gate two's cooling water valves aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Jan. 21 during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerome D. Johnson)
  7. Senator Rubio Visits 7th Fleet Commander Aboard Flagship

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met with U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while visiting Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 21.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is greeted by Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, on the quarterdeck of the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a visit to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten)
  8. USS McCampbell Visits Saipan during 7th Fleet Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in Saipan for a port visit, Jan. 21, while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrives in Saipan, Jan. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro)
  9. USS Spruance Rescues Mariner in Singapore Strait

    Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance rescued a Filipino mariner, Jan. 18, who had fallen overboard from his vessel while transiting the Singapore Strait.

    Lt. j.g. Katherine Miyamasu, center, provides water to a rescued Filipino mariner in the Singapore Strait, Jan. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. Pacific Navies Focus on Disaster Relief at 7th Fleet Conference

    More than 100 medical experts from nine countries in the Pacific region gathered in Yokosuka, Japan at the annual Pacific Navies Senior Medical Leadership Seminar, January 15-16 to begin development of common Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HA/DR) procedures.

    International medical officers taking part in a U.S. 7th Fleet medical seminar tour the medical facilities aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)