1. USS Cape St. George to Return to San Diego Following Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Aug. 22 after a deployment that took them around the world as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George transits the Arabian Sea in July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters)
  2. Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st MEU

    More than 2,200 Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG in Okinawa, Aug. 20.

    Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), come aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an embarkation in Okinawa, Aug. 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  3. Pacific Partnership 2012 Arrives in Guam

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Apra Harbor Aug. 20 to detach personnel and unload equipment as the ship transits east to its San Diego homeport following outreach in four Southeast Asia nations.

    Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Cowan is hugged by his wife, Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Shannon Cowan, following his return to Guam Aug. 20 aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Roadell Hickman)
  4. George Washington Continues 7th Fleet Patrol

    Forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington departed Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 20 to continue its 2012 patrol in 7th Fleet.

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) steams in the East China Sea in this file photo from June 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
  5. 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG Set Sail for CERTEX

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began their final certification exercise (CERTEX) Aug 15 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) steam together in the Pacifi in July during a composite training unit exercise (COMPUTEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan)
  6. USS Decatur Set to Depart for Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego Aug. 17 for an eight-month independent deployment to 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Decatur departs San Diego for deployment in this file photo from September 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis Mendoza)
  7. Wayne E. Meyer Kicks off Navy Days L.A.

    The 16th annual Navy Days Los Angeles (L.A.) event series commenced with the arrival of the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) to the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 14.

    Sailors aboard USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) man the rails as the ship arrives in Los Angeles, Aug. 14 for Navy Days L.A. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)
  8. USS Tortuga Departs for Fall Patrol

    The dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departed Sasebo Aug. 13 to join the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) amphibious ready group (ARG) on a patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Seaman Bryant Fossier serves as starboard watch aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as the ship departs Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 13 for a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship)
  9. Pacific Partnership Wraps Up Mission in Cambodia

    The Cambodia phase -- the fourth and final mission port of Pacific Partnership 2012 -- concluded Aug. 11, bringing an end to nearly three full months of cooperation in Southeast Asia.

    Hospitalman Stephanie Montenegro plays with a Cambodian patient while her mother looks on in the pediatrics ward aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2012. (Photo by Kristopher Radder)
  10. Bonhomme Richard Departs on Maiden Forward-Deployed Patrol

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Aug. 10 to begin its first patrol as the Navy’s only permanently forward deployed amphibious assault ship.

    An MH60S Seahawk helicopter approaches amphibious assualt ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Aug. 9 as the ship prepares to get underway for its first patrol since being forward-deployed to Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark R. Alvarez)