1. Fleet Master Chief Visits USS Hopper, USS Michael Murphy

    Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman paid a visit to Sailors aboard the two guided-missile destroyers Aug. 19 and 20 at Pearl Harbor.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman, left, speaks with Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Avelino Lopez aboard USS Michael Murphy.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Laurie Dexter)
  2. USS Fort Worth Completes CARAT with Indonesia and Malaysia

    The littoral combat ship took part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises with both Indonesia and Malaysia in August.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the Sulu Sea during CARAT Malaysia last week. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  3. USS Albuquerque Returns from Final Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) returned home to San Diego Aug. 21 following its final regularly-scheduled deployment.

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) transits San Diego Bay Aug. 21 as it returns to Naval Base Point Loma. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Ryan de Vera)
  4. CARAT Malaysia 2015 Comes to a Close in Sandakan

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces drew to a close during a ceremony in Sandakan, Aug 21.

    Ships from the Royal Malaysian Navy and the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) assemble in formation as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  5. CNO Visits Ronald Reagan, Stresses Importance of FDNF Role

    During an all hands call with the crews of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Aug. 17, Adm. Jonathan Greenert stressed the importance of Reagan joining the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets sailors stationed aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)
  6. Joint Typhoon Relief Mission Almost Complete on Saipan

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and federal officials announced on Tuesday that the Department of Defense disaster relief mission on Saipan is coming to a close.

    Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) move a fallen coconut tree during a community service project at Garapan Elementary School in Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David A. Cox)
  7. Mercy, Millinocket Arrive in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 17 for their last mission stops of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) approaches the pier in Da Nang Aug. 17.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Feaster)
  8. U.S. Sailors, Marines Join Malaysian Armed Forces for CARAT

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Malaysian Armed Forces began Aug. 17 with opening ceremonies in Sandakan.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy ships operate together in the South China Sea during a previous CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  9. USNS Mercy Departs Subic Bay After Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship departed Subic Bay, Philippines, Aug. 14 after completing a 10-day mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits along the pier at Subic Bay during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  10. New U. S. Pacific Fleet N6 Director Selected

    Ms. Ruth A. Youngs Lew, a member of the Senior Executive Service, has been selected by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the new Executive Director for Communications and Information Systems and the Command Information Officer (N6).