1. Certification Prepares George Washington Crew for Return to Sea

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier conducted crew certification May 13-17 in preparation for its upcoming 2013 patrol.

    Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise the emergency aircraft barricade during crew certification drills on the flight deck, May 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)
  2. USS Pearl Harbor Sets Sail for Pacific Partnership

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed its homeport of Naval Station San Diego, May 14, as the command platform for Pacific Partnership 2013.

    Seaman Mitchell Gebauer moves supplies for Pacific Partnership 2013 aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) May 7 in preparation for the ship's deployment in support of the mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  3. Peleliu ARG Completes Deployment

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group returned to Naval Base San Diego May 14 following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.

    In this file photo, the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47), transit the Pacific Ocean in April. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Duran)
  4. CNO Visits USS Freedom

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert held an all-hands call in Singapore with Sailors stationed aboard littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), May 14.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert shakes hands with Boatswains Mate 1st Class Joyce Flynn during an all-hands call aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore, May 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson)
  5. USS Lassen Sailors Join Victory Day Events in Russia

    Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) joined in Victory Day events during a port visit to Vladivostok, May 9.

    Russian and U.S. Navy Sailors present a wreath at the Russian Pacific Fleet Battle Fame Memorial in Vladivostok, Russia, May 9. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Suzanne Ritter)
  6. COMPACFLT Staff Members Recognized for Leadership Achievements

    Six members of the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet staff were recognized by the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board for their excellence in leadership achievements during the 57th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 10.

    Operations Specialist 1st Class Alvin Balthazar from the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet staff, smiles during the 57th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards at Hickam Officers Club on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 11. Balthazar was recognized for outstanding community service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix)
  7. U.S. Navy to Conduct Operations off Korean Peninsula

    The U.S. Navy is conducting routine carrier operations in international waters east of the Korean Peninsula May 13-14.

    In this file photo, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Pacific Ocean in April. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael D. Cole)
  8. SECNAV visits USS Freedom in Singapore

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) May 11, commemorating her recent arrival in Singapore and maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia.

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is rendered honors during his visit to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore May 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers)
  9. U.S. Pacific Fleet Hosts Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) held the hosted a Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium at COMPACFLT headquarters May 8-9 with senior representatives from Pacific Fleet regional and type commander staffs.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief (AW/IDW) Marco Ramirez, force master chiefs and command master chiefs during a round-table discussion as part of a Senior Enlisted Training Symposium. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Dunford)
  10. U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Retires After 29 Years of Service

    Shipmates, family and friends gathered to honor and bid aloha to Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, who retired May 10.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, awards
        Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW) John Minyard the Legion of Merit during
        his retirement ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
        (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda
         Dunford/Released)