1. Crew Transferred from Grounded USS Guardian as Safety Precaution

    In order to ensure the safety of the crew, most of the Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) are being transferred to a support vessel. The Sasebo-based Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef while transiting the Sulu Sea on Jan. 17.

  2. USS Guardian Runs Aground in the Sulu Sea

    No one was hurt when the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) ran aground on Tubbataha Reef at 2:25 a.m. local time, Jan. 17, while transiting the Sulu Sea.

    In this file photo, USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrives for a port visit at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steve White)
  3. USS Germantown Departs Sasebo for Spring Patrol

    The forward deployed dock landing ship, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 15, for its spring patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Germantown (LSD 42) departs Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 15 for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  4. USS Stethem Sailor Honored as 'Missile Defender of the Year'

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee was the Navy recepient of the award, which recognizes leadership and personal contribution to missile defense efforts.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 15, 2013) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), accepts the Missile Defender of the Year Award from Vice Adm. William R. Burke. (U. S. Navy photo)
  5. Tortuga First ARG Ship to Depart Sasebo for Spring Patrol

    Part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, the ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 14 for its spring patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs Sasebo Jan. 14 for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  6. USFF, CPF Announce Details of Uniform Working Groups

    The commanders of U.S. Fleet Forces and U.S. Pacific Fleet distributed a message to commanders and commanding officers Jan. 11 that announces the agendas of two uniform working groups.

  7. Nimitz Strike Group SAG Ships to Deploy

    Three San-Diego based destroyers will depart Jan. 14 to join Everett-based USS Shoup for a Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) sail in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group 11 during an October 2012  composite unit training exercise in the Pacific.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley)
  8. USS Buffalo bids farewell to Guam

    After five-and-a-half years forward deployed to Guam, the submarine departed for her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 11.

    In this file photo, USS Buffalo (SSN 715) arrives at Singapore's Changi Naval Base in July 2012 to participate in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gerardo Jimenez)
  9. USS Benfold to Return from Deployment

    The ship and crew will return to San Diego Jan. 11 from its seven-month independent deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Benfold (DDG 65) rests at anchor off Koror, Palau while visiting in July 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 2nd Class Emanuel Farell)
  10. USS Thach Departs San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate departed San Diego Jan. 8 for a six-month deployment to the 4th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Thach (FFG 43) returns to Naval Base San Diego following training at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)