1. America Arrives in San Francisco for Fleet Week, Commissioning

    The Navy's newest amphibious assault ship arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 6, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony on Oct. 11 during San Francisco Fleet Week.

    Sailors aboard the future USS America (LHA 6) hold the American flag for an aerial photo as they pass under the Golden Gate Bridge. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Vladimir Ramos)
  2. George Washington Arrives in Guam for Port Visit

    The aircraft carrier arrived in Guam Oct. 2 for a visit in the midst of its ongoing regional patrol, which most recently included exercise Valiant Shield.

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) enters Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/Leah Eclavea)
  3. Peleliu, Germantown visit Subic Bay, support PHIBLEX

    The ships, and embarked staffs and Marines, arrived in Subic Bay ahead of the Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX), which began Sept. 29.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5), as seen from USS Germantown (LSD 42), sits moored in Subic Bay Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  4. US, Bangladesh Navy Begin 4th CARAT Maritime Exercise

    The fourth annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the two navies kicked off Sept. 25.

    USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) arrives in Chittagong to take part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Cody Hitson)
  5. Coronado Performs Live-Fire Test of Norwegian Strike Missile

    The crew of the littoral combat ship successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile duringoff the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23.

    A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile is launched from USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary D. Bell)
  6. Valiant Shield 2014 Comes to Successful End

    The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close in Guam Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.

    Ships from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups and aircraft from the Air Force and Marine Corps operate in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  7. Navy Bids Farewell to Penniman

    Rear Adm. Russell “Feet” Penniman retired after 35 years in the Navy during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 20.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., left, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman during Penniman’s retirement ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jason Baird)
  8. Gold Anchors Grace Collars of New Chiefs at JBPHH

    Following six weeks of training, 32 Sailors assigned to various Hawaii commands received their gold anchors, chief combination covers and joined the Chiefs Mess during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 16.

    Newly pinned Chief Petty Officers from Navy Region Hawaii stand in formation following a chief pinning ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tiarra Fulgham)
  9. U.S., Canada, Japan to Conduct Exercise off Southern California

    Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy ships will participate in a task group exercise off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20-31.

    (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Jess Lewis)
  10. NAACP Honors Military Leadership on Pearl Harbor

    Yeoman 1st Class Latoya Calvin received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award Sept. 13.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, poses with Yeoman 1st Class Latoya Calvin after she received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)