1. USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Samoa for First Mission Port of Pacific Partnership

    The ship and its embarked multinational and multiagency team arrived in Apia June 1 for the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013.

    New Zealand Army Lt. Matt Marinovich mans the rails as USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrives in Apia, June 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  2. Antonio Promoted to Rear Admiral

    Capt. Brian Antonio, U.S. Pacific Fleet's fleet maintenance officer, was promoted to Rear Admiral on May 31 in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri Memorial.

    Rear Adm. Brian Antonio has his new shoulder boards placed on by his morhter Gloria Antonio, left, and his wife Kathy Sue during his promotion aboard the USS Missouri Memorial. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  3. USS Paul Hamilton Arrives in Manila for Visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, May 31 for a port visit.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) as the ship arrives in Mania, May 31. (U.S. Navy photo)
  4. USS Bremerton Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The submarine and crew returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 30 following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor/Released)
  5. USS Shiloh Visits Zhanjiang, China

    The guided-missile cruiser and its crew of about 400 arrived at the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet base in Zhanjiang May 30 for a port visit.

    Capt. James T. Jones, commanding officer of USS Shiloh (CG 67), greets Rear Adm. Zhang Wendan, deputy chief of staff South Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy during a ceremony welcoming the ship to Zhanjiang. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher Horton)
  6. Navy Releases 10 Global Drifter Buoys in Pacific Ocean

    Sailors from the office of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography released ten global drifter buoys belonging to the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 28, during Pacific Partnership 2013.

    Lt.j.g. Jeffrey Grabon launches a global drifter buoy in the Pacific Ocean from USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 28. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lowell Whitman)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)