1. USS Key West Departs for New Homeport

    Friends and families of the crew from USS Key West (SSN 722) gathered at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to say goodbye as the Los Angeles-class submarine departed for its new homeport of Naval Base Guam, Sept. 20.

    Spouses of the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) wave goodbye as the sub sails from Pearl Harbor en route to its new homeport at Naval Base Guam.
  2. USS Paul Hamilton to Deploy

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Paul Hamilton Sept. 20, prior to their planned departure the following day for a 10-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Paul Hamilton Sept. 20, before the ship and crew depart for a ten month deployment.
  3. U.S. and China Team Up for Counter-Piracy Exercise

    It was the first bilateral counter-piracy exercise ever conducted between the two countries.

    GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 17, 2012) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Evan T.
          Gainer checks his surroundings aboard the guided-missile destroyer
          USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) during a bilateral
          counter-piracy exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
          (Navy) frigate Yi Yang (FF 548). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
          Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase)
  4. Valiant Shield 2012 conducts search for simulated survivors

    Two Sailors volunteered to lose themselves in the wilderness so the Navy and Air Force could find them.

    DANDAN, Guam (Sep. 14, 2012) An SH-60 "Seahawk" helicopter
          prepares to land nearby as Petty Officer 1st Class Dave W.
          Bernhardt looks on during a simulated Combined Search and Rescue
          (CSAR) operation.  (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Okula)
  5. Helicopter Upgrades at NAF Atsugi

    The Navy's newest helicopters will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

    In this file photo, an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the
          Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 flies
          above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN
          72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
          Brian Morales)
  6. Peleliu ARG and 15th MEU Depart for WESTPAC Deployment

    The ships have been trained to conduct a wide range of military and expeditionary operations.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu
          (LHA 5) receives fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet
          replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during a
          replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd
          Class Shawnte Bryan)
  7. U.S. Navy conducts SINKEX as part of Valiant Shield 2012

    A live-fire exercise, part of Valiant Shield 2012, sank the ex-USS Coronado (AGF-11) 102 nautical miles South of Guam, Sept. 12.

    The forward deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS
          Cowpens (CG 63) launches a Harpoon Missile from the aft missile
          deck, Sept. 12 as part of a live fire exercise during Valiant
          Shield 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd
          Class Paul Kelly)
  8. Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Pacific Northwest Sailors

    The visit is part of Vice Adm. Van Buskirk's fleet-wide tour to inform Sailors of key personnel policies.

    Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk addresses
          Pacific Northwest Sailors at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. During the
          visit he covered multiple topics including the Navy's force
          management initiatives, efforts to improve sea duty manning, and
          21st Century Sailor and Marine programs.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
          Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis)
  9. Navy Secretary Announces Energy And Water Management Awards

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the winners of the 2012 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards Aug. 29.

    SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2011) In this file photo, Sailors and
        Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin
        Island (LHD 8) as the ship departs San Diego on a regularly
        scheduled deployment in support of the Navy's Maritime Strategy.
        Makin Island is the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric
        propulsion system. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication
        Specialist John Lill)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2012 Returns To San Diego

    Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), will return to its home port of San Diego Sept. 14, after completing a nearly five-month deployment.

    NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia (June 1, 2012) In this file
        photo, the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH
        19) sits in Manado Bay at sunset following the opening ceremony
        for Pacific Partnership 2012 in Indonesia. (Photo by Camelia
        Montoy)