1. USS Pearl Harbor arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The amphibious dock landing ship entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility May 28 as it makes its way to Samoa, the first Pacific Partnership 2013 mission visit.

    Pacific Partnership participants from the U.S. Navy, partner nations and non-governmental organizations review the upcoming schedule of events at sea aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 26, as the ship transits toward Samoa, the first stop of the annual mission. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Laurie Dexter)
  2. U.S., Indonesian Navy Ships Get Underway for CARAT Sea Phase

    Three U.S. Navy ships assigned to Task Group 73.1 and two TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy) ships got underway from Jakarta May 24th to participate in the at sea phase of the 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia exercise.

    USS Tortuga (LSD 46), right, steams in formation with Indonesian navy ships KRI Oswald Siahaan (CVT 354), left, and KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (FFG 367), during a live-fire exercise in the Java Sea May 25 as part of CARAT Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)
  3. Nimitz Strike Group Visits Thailand

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and escorted by USS Princeton (CG 59), arrived in Phuket May 28 for a port visit.

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits through the Indian Ocean May 26 while making its way to Thailand for a port visit.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Wray)
  4. USS Pearl Harbor Underway for First Pacific Partnership Mission Port

    Following a port visit at Pearl Harbor, the amphibious dock landing ship departed its namesake May 25 for Samoa, the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013.

    A World Vets volunteer mans the rails aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  5. Cheyenne visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Pearl Harbor-based Los Angeles-class submarine arrived in Yokosuka May 24 for a port visit.

    USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) sits moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka May 24 after arriving for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  6. USS Tortuga Arrives in Indonesia for CARAT Exercise

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Jakarta May 21 to take part in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013.

    Lt. j.g. Kelly McWhorter, left, converses with Indonesian naval electrical officer Lt. Jaka Winanto aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as the ship arrives in Jakarta, May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  7. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ships Visit Pearl Harbor

    Three JMSDF ships departed Pearl Harbor May 20 following a five-day port. All three JMSDF ships are en route to San Diego to participate in multilateral exercise Dawn Blitz.

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)
  8. USS Freedom Makes Debut in Singapore

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) made its debut in Singapore May 14-19, participating in an international trade show and a maritime exercise with regional navies, and also hosting thousands of visitors.

    Maj. Ng Bon of the Republic of Singapore Navy monitors a simulated small boat threat in the Singapore Strait from the bridge of USS Freedom (LCS 1) during the RSN's Western Pacific Multilateral Sea Exercise (WMSX), May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson)
  9. USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Shimoda for Black Ship Festival

    The guided-missile destroyer anchored in Shimoda, Japan, May 16 to participate in the city's 74th annual Black Ship Festival.

    In this file photo, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) operates in the Pacific Ocean. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
  10. Certification Prepares George Washington Crew for Return to Sea

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier conducted crew certification May 13-17 in preparation for its upcoming 2013 patrol.

    Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise the emergency aircraft barricade during crew certification drills on the flight deck, May 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)