1. Sailors, Marines Serve Community in Thailand

    USS New Orleans, USS Pearl Harbor Sailors and Marines took part in several community service projects in Phuket.

    PHUKET, Thailand (May 15, 2012) Fireman Apprentice Colby Jackson-King, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), receives a bucket of wet cement from a member of the Royal Thai Navy at the Lampanwa School during a community service project with the Royal Thai Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro)
  2. USS Essex to return to San Diego after 12 years

    The ship returns to San Diego May 17 after 12 years of forward-deployed operations from Sasebo, Japan.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Sasebo, Japan, April 29 following a successful hull swap between the crews of Essex and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kaned)
  3. Blue Ridge builds friendship with Indonesia visit

    Bonds between the navies were strengthened during a four-day visit to Jakarta that wrapped up May 15.

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (May 14, 2012) Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, greets an Indonesian navy side boy after piping down the line at the Indonesian navy headquarters in Jakarta. Swift toured the facility during a visit to Jakarta with the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix)
  4. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to Visit Hawaii

    The Carrier Strike Group is set to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 15 for port visit.

    In this file photo, aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with Sailors' friends and families aboard for a 'Tiger Cruise' in June 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  5. USS New Orleans, Pearl Harbor Arrive In Thailand

    The two ships, along with embarked 11th MEU Marines, arrived in Phuket May 14 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), foreground, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), top, transit the Indian Ocean May 8 with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  6. CSG-1 Makes History in Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The Carl Vinson CSG is the first to take part in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI).

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 11, 2012) Cmdr. Mark Morin, chief of the incident management branch of the United States Coast Guard, stands watch as Lt. Karl Hjembo, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 1 observes as part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) in the sea combat module aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicolas C. Lopez)
  7. USS Carl Vinson Returns to 3rd Fleet

    The aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing 17 returned to the 3rd Fleet area of responsibility May 11.

    In this file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits in the Pacific Ocean May 4, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  8. USS George Washington Kicks Off Sea Trials

    The aircraft carrier departed Yokosuka May 12 to conduct sea trials in preparation for its next patrol.

    In this file photo, USS George Washington (CVN 73) steams in the Indian Ocean in preparation to take part in combined exercise Talisman Sabre in July 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2rd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  9. Blue Ridge Sailors Tour HMAS Ballarat

    Sailors assigned to the 7th Fleet flagship toured the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat May 9.

    JAVA SEA (May 8, 2012) Marine Technician Leading Seaman Grant Darling explains the functions of the machinery control room aboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FF 155) to Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norman)
  10. RIMPAC exercise to begin June 29

    22 nations will take part in exercise Rim of the Pacific June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

    In this file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a group of international ships in formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Taylor)