1. USS Charlotte Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The fast-attack submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam April 2 for a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Charlotte (SSN 766) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam April 2 for a deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  2. USS Princeton to Depart for Training, Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser will depart San Diego April 3 for a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Princeton (CG 59) operates in the Pacific Ocean in July 2012 during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  3. USS Tortuga Arrives in the Philippines for Visit, Balikatan

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Manila April 2 for a port visit and in preparation for exercise Balikatan.

    Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate Wilbert Dispolo checks the distance of surface contacts using an alidade on the bridge of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as the ship transits Manila harbor, April 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  4. USS Chung-Hoon to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam April 2 for an independent deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach)
  5. Navy Ships, MSC Personnel Deliver Cargo for Major Exercise in Philippines

    Navy ships and personnel assigned to Military Sealift Command transported Marine Corps combat equipment and supplies to Subic Bay, Philippines, March 21-26, in support of exercises Freedom Banner and Balikatan.

    A U.S. Marine Corps High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is offloaded from USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus in Subic Bay March 21 during Freedom Banner, a maritime prepositioning evolution in support of exercise Balikatan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Dea)
  6. Stennis Strike Group Arrives in Singapore

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group arrived in Singapore April 1 for a port visit, its first since returning to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in late March.

    In this file photo, guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) departs Changi Naval Base in Singapore following a previous visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  7. Guardian Crew Gets New Home as USS Warrior Arrives in Sasebo

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, and will be manned during its deployment by the crew of ex-Guardian (MCM 5).

    USS Warrior (MCM 10) pulls into Fleet Activities Sasebo, March 31. Warrior traveled from Bahrain by a heavy-lift transport ship and will be manned by the crew of ex-Guardian (MCM 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams)
  8. USS Tortuga Underway for Exercise Balikatan

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed White Beach, Okinawa, March 29, to participate in the 29th annual Balikatan exercise in the Philippines.

    In this file photo, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs Sasebo, Japan, in January for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  9. Final Hull Section of Ex-Guardian Removed From Reef

    U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel completed the removal of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef, March 30.

    The U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 removes the stern section from the mine countermeasure ship Ex-Guardian (MCM 5), March 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders)
  10. USS Freedom Visits Guam During First Pacific Deployment

    USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy's first littoral combat ship, arrived in Guam, the furthest western U.S. territory, March 29.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) makes its way into Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam, March 29. (U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin)