1. USS Makin Island Arrives in Singapore for Port Visit

    The amphibious assault ship, along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Singapore Jan. 16 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) sits at anchor in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, during a port visit in August. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  2. Secretary of Defense Visits USS America

    SECDEF Chuck Hagel flew aboard the amphibious assault ship in the Pacific by MV-22 Osprey, Jan. 14., and thanked the crew of their work.

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Sailors aboard USS America (LHA 6) during an all-hands call in the ship's hangar bay at sea in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon)
  3. USS Sampson and USS Fort Worth Detach from AirAsia Search

    After contributing more than 650 search hours to the Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501, the ships concluded their assistance efforts Jan. 15, receiving praise from Indonesian authorities.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), USS Sampson (DDG 102), and an MH-60R Seahawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 operate together in the Java Sea, Jan. 14 while supporting the Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  4. USS Cape St. George to Return from Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser is scheduled to return home to San Diego, Jan. 16 following a deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrives in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit in November. (Courtesy of ROK Navy)
  5. USS Nimitz Completes Homeport Change

    The aircraft carrier arrived at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton Jan. 13 after successfully transiting from Everett to Bremerton, Wash.

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358) escorts USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the aircraft carrier's homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13, (U.S. Coast Guard/PO3 Amanda Norcross)
  6. U.S., Korean Navies Embrace Training Opportunities During Bilateral Exchange

    The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) are participating in a bilateral training exercise Jan. 13-15 with Republic of Korea Navy counterparts.

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy sailors assigned to ROK 1st Fleet welcome USS Mustin (DDG 89) as the ship arrives in Donghae, Jan. 11. (Photo courtesy of Republic of Korea Navy)
  7. USNS Mercy Trains, Integrates Core Crew During MERCEX

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship completed its quarterly Mercy Exercise (MERCEX) Jan. 12 at sea in the Pacific.

    Navy medical personnel evaluate a simulated patient during during MERCEX.  (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  8. Amphibious Squadron 5, 11th MEU Return to U.S. 7th Fleet

    Two of the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, returned to U.S. 7th Fleet Jan. 9 after operations in 5th Fleet.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Comstock (LSD 45) transit the Arabian Sea Jan. 6 during operations in U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Robin W. Peak)
  9. Army cuts in Hawaii seen as 'devastating'

    The military rebalance to the Pacific is "real," and Hawaii is at the crossroads of it, but a potential Army downsizing in Hawaii that would seem to run contrary to that effort is very much a concern, military, business and elected officials said Friday.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Hawaii Military Affairs Council (MAC) annual meeting and partnership conference at Washington Place. (Photo by Dave Miyamoto)
  10. USS Bonhomme Richard Departs on Deployment

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 10, for training and operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    Gunner’s Mate Seaman Thomas Amason mans the .50 caliber machine gun and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Bennett Evans stands lookout aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship gets underway, Jan. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian M. Caldwell)