1. USS Decatur to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will return to San Diego April 19 following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams off the coast of Bangladesh during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in September 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey)
  2. USS Preble to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego April 19 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, Sailors heave a mooring line aboard the USS Preble (DDG 88) as it departs Naval Base San Diego for a previous underway period at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  3. Peleliu Sailors, Marines Volunteer with Children in Hong Kong

    Sailors assigned to USS Peleliu and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit volunteered their time with children at St. Clement's Primary School April 16 during the ship's port visit.

    Sailors and Marines play a game with children from St. Clement's Primary School in Hong Kong during a community outreach event April 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek Stroop)
  4. Asheville Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) arrived in Yokosuka Apr. 16 for a visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Asheville (SSN 758) sits along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, April 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  5. Peleliu Hosts Reception for Distinguished Visitors during Hong Kong Port Visit

    Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, commander of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, hosted a reception for distinguished visitors aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in Hong Kong April 15.

    Sailors and Marines parade the colors during a reception aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in Hong Kong April 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight)
  6. Peleliu ARG, 15th MEU Visits Hong Kong

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Hong Kong April 15 for a port visit, their first since returning to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations earlier this month.

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) man the rails as the ship arrives in Hong Kong, April 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard)
  7. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year

    HM1(FMF) Joseph Santos and MC1(AW/EXW/IDW) Cassandra Thompson were named the Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, respectively, for Pacific Fleet during a ceremony April 12.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Joseph Santos, left, and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW/EXW/IDW) Cassandra Thompson, pose for a photo after the announcement of the 2012 Pacific Fleet Sailors of the Year, April 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paula Ludwick)
  8. USS Thach to Return to San Diego from Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate will return to San Diego April 12 from its deployment to the 4th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Thach (FFG 43) pulls into Naval Base San Diego following a previous at-sea period. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)
  9. USS George Washington Receives CNO Safety Award

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was recently names the Pacific Fleet recipient of the 2012 Chief of Naval Operations Afloat Safety Award for aircraft carriers.

    In this file photo, Culinary Specialist Seaman Austin Franklin performs maintenance on a quick-acting watertight door in a hazardous material storeroom aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Spencer Rhoades)
  10. USS Freedom Makes Port Visit in Manila

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship arrived in the Philippines April 9 for her first port visit in Southeast Asia.

    In this file photo, USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit March 11 as part of the ship's first Pacific Fleet deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey)