1. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Visits Diego Garcia

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez visited U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia Aug. 26-28 to tour facilities and speak to Sailors stationed on the island.

    Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez speaks to Sailors attached to Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia's Security Detachment. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Hank Gettys)
  2. USS Lake Erie to depart for new San Diego homeport

    The guided-missile cruiser is set to depart Hawaii Aug. 29 for a new homeport in San Diego.

    USS Lake Erie (CG 70) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in June following a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  3. USS Greeneville Completes Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 25 following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Greeneville (SSN 772) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  4. US Sailors Continue Legacy of Outreach, Friendships in Korea

    Active duty and reserve Sailors stationed across the Korean peninsula visited the Aikwangwon Social Welfare Foundation at Koje Island, Aug. 24, for a community outreach project with residents and staff.

    Sailors pose for a picture with residents during a U.S. Navy visit designed to build relationships with the community at Aikwangwon, a home and school for the mentally and physically disabled. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  5. New Navy-Funded Blue and Fin Whale Tagging Study Begins

    A Navy-funded study to continue documenting blue and fin whale distribution, occurrence and movement patterns along the U.S. West Coast and throughout the Eastern Pacific began July 31.

  6. USS Makin Island Visits Hong Kong

    The amphibious assault ship, along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong Aug. 20 for a port visit.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) operates in the Pacific earlier this month. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  7. USS Hawaii visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a port visit.

    USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrives in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 20. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Kakiel)
  8. USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyers are scheduled to return to San Diego Aug. 21 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    In this file photo, USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) transit togethr in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MCSA Carla Ocampo)
  9. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Set to Deploy

    The strike group will depart San Diego Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) operate together during a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in May. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin Harbach)
  10. U.S. Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting, Preserving Sunken Gravesite

    U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is "consistent with the identification" of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30).

    U.S. Embassy Jakarta Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer, U.S. Naval Attaché Capt. R. Mark Stacpoole and Marine Lt. Col. Miguel Avila pass a wreath to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Sailors during a wreath laying ceremony off Indonesia for USS Houston (CA 30) in June. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Senyk)