1. Navy League Bids Farewell to Admiral Haney

    The Honolulu Navy League honored the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander during a farewell event, Sept. 25, where he received a certificate of appreciation, and thanked members for their support of the Navy and its Sailors.

    David Livingston, president of the Navy League of the
        United States Honolulu Council, presents Adm. Cecil D. Haney,
        commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, a certificate of appreciation
        during a farewell event in Haney’s honor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
        Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda
        Dunford/Released)
  2. USS Bonhomme Richard Offloads 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Sept. 25 after conducting joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility..

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7 departs the well deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Sept. 25. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond)
  3. USS George Washington, Air Force Units Train Together in Pacific

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 completed a large-force exercise with the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 25.

    An F-22A Raptor advanced tactical fighter from the U.S. Air Force 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts a supersonic flyby over USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)
  4. Hampton Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The San Diego-based fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 24 for a port visit.

    USS Hampton (SSN 767) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sept. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Sebastian McCormack)
  5. USS Boxer Connects with Kids in Philippines

    Sailors and Marines visited a special education center in Olangapo City, Sept. 18, spending time with children and bring gifts of medical supplies and soccer balls.

    A boy looks away while drawing with Operations Specialist 2nd Class Heather Piersing from USS Boxer (LHD 4) during one of several community service events in Olangapo City, Philippines, Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Bishop)
  6. Missile Defense System Intercepts Target in Test

    The Missile Defense Agency and Sailors aboard USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test today of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, intercepting a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 18.

    An SM-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. U.S. Navy to Join Allied, Partner Navies in Pacific Reach 2013

    The U.S. Navy will join Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore in the multinational submarine resuce exercixe Pacific Reach 2013, Sept. 20-27.

  8. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Hong Kong

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Hong Kong Sept. 18 for a port visit.

    Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Demetris Artis conducts mooring operations as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling)
  9. Forged From The Deckplates: Today's Chief Petty Officer

    Mid-September is arguably the most important time of the year to a U.S. Navy chief petty officer. Newly accepted chiefs are frocked during a time-honored pinning ceremony that marks the culmination of CPO 365 and training to become "the chief."

    Chief Intelligence Specialist Joshua Mathias, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operation Center, receives his chief petty officer anchors from his family, Sept. 13.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brennan D. Knaresboro)
  10. USS Cowpens to Depart San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser is scheduled to depart San Diego Sept. 17 for a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrives in San Diego in April following more than a decade forward-deployed to 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia)