1. Bonhomme Richard ARG Wraps Up Exercise Cobra Gold

    The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the multinational, joint exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand, Feb. 22.

    Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit depart USS Bonhomme Richard (LHA 6) aboard a landing craft utility (LCU) for a training event ashore during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William T. Jenkins)
  2. Navy Contracted Crane Vessel begins Guardian Salvage Operations

    M/V Jascon 25, and specialized salvage equipment on site, began crane operations Feb. 22 to prepare the grounded USS Guardian to be dismantled and removed from Tubbataha Reef.

    M/V Jascon 25 transfers scaffolding and salvaging equipment to USS Guardian (MCM 5), Feb. 22. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim)
  3. Ospreys Land on Bonhomme Richard during Cobra Gold

    For the first time while in a forward-deployed state, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, Feb. 19.

    An MV-22 Osprey aircraft lifts off of the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Feb. 19, in the Gulf of Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling)
  4. Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU Conduct Cobra Gold Emergency Evacuation Drill

    USS Bonhomme Richard and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit jointly conducted a simulated non-combatant evacuation (NEO) operation and transportation of Japanese nationals overseas (TJNO) exercise off the coast of Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 17.

    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shuntae Heck performs a physical assessment of a mock evacuee during a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ARG Participates in Cobra Gold Beach Assault Exercise

    The three ARG ships took part in a simulated beach assault by Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Feb. 14 during the multinational exercise in Thailand.

    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) line up on the beach at Hat Yao, Feb. 14, as part of the simulated beach assault portion of exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  6. USS Albuquerque visits Yokosuka during 7th Fleet Deployment

    The San Diego-based submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 13 for a visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) sits moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Feb. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  7. Hawaii to Welcome New Homeported Ship USS Halsey

    The USS Halsey crew will bring its new ship home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 14, completing a hull swap with USS Russell, now homeported in San Diego.

    Sailors assigned to USS Halsey (DDG 97) board their newly-assigned ship after a hull swap with guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), Jan. 25.
  8. Carrier Strike Group 11 Changes Command

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Feb. 11.

    Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11, addresses Capt. Paul O. Monger and Capt. Jeffery S. Ruth during the change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Feb. 11.
  9. Cobra Gold Underway, Bonhomme Richard ARG Participates

    The forward-deployed Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is off the coast of Thailand to take part in exercise Cobra Gold, which began Feb. 11 with opening ceremonies in Chiang Mai.

    Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) in the Gulf of Thailand Feb. 9 during an off-load evolution ahead of exercise Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II)
  10. Antietam, Cowpens Complete Hull Swap In Japan

    USS Antietam (CG 54) relieved the forward-deployed USS Cowpens (CG 63) during a hull swap ceremony between the crews of the two guided-missile cruisers Feb. 5 in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Sailors cross the brow during a hull swap ceremony between the guided-missile cruisers USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Antietam (CG 54), Feb. 5 in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)