1. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, partner nations to participate in Dawn Blitz amphibious exercise

    Naval and ground forces from the United States, Canada, Japan and New Zealand will participate in amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of Southern California, June 11-28.

    In this file photo, a lighter amphibious re-supply cargo (LARC), right, approaches a landing craft utility (LCU) to perform an operations check during a previous Dawn Blitz exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jamean R. Berry)
  2. USS Momsen Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Everett, Wash., April 22, for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Family members watch as the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) departs from Naval Station Everett April 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffry Willadsen/)
  3. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Hawaii

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group made its first stop in the U.S. as it nears completion of an eight-month deployment, arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam April 21 for a port visit.

    Sailors man the rails on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it arrives for a port visit in Pearl Harbor, April 21. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose L. Hernandez)
  4. U.S. Navy Begins Annual Vietnam Naval Engagement Activity

    The arrival of USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) in Da Nang April 21 marked the beginning of this year's Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy.

    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) arrives in Da Nang, April 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)
  5. Nimitz Strike Group Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed Naval Air Station North Island April 19 and will join up with San Diego-based USS Princeton (CG 59) for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) sails behind USS Princeton (CG 59) as it conducts a replenishment with USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) during sustainment training April 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.)
  6. USS Tortuga Completes Exercise Balikatan 2013

    USS Tortuga (LSD 46) successfully completed the 29th iteration of the annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. Military exercise Balikatan 2013, April 17.

    U.S. Navy and Philippine Navy sailors observe as amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) casts off lines while departing Manila, Philippines, April 6, for exercise Balikatan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  7. USS Freedom Arrives in Singapore

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived in Singapore April 18, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.

    Sailors assigned to the Forward Liaison Element of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) observe Freedom as the ship arrives in Singapore April 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)
  8. USS Decatur to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will return to San Diego April 19 following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams off the coast of Bangladesh during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in September 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey)
  9. USS Preble to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego April 19 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, Sailors heave a mooring line aboard the USS Preble (DDG 88) as it departs Naval Base San Diego for a previous underway period at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  10. Peleliu Sailors, Marines Volunteer with Children in Hong Kong

    Sailors assigned to USS Peleliu and Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit volunteered their time with children at St. Clement's Primary School April 16 during the ship's port visit.

    Sailors and Marines play a game with children from St. Clement's Primary School in Hong Kong during a community outreach event April 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek Stroop)