1. U.S. Navy Kicks Off Naval Exchange Activities with Vietnam

    Five-day exchange between the U.S. and Vietnam navies begins April 23 at various locations in Vietnam.

    In this file photo, Damage Controlman 2nd Class Alvin Poai shows a group of Vietnamese sailors a procedure for patching a pipe during a damage control exchange aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in July 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laurie Wood)
  2. VP-1 Assists in Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Rescue

    A P-3 Orion crew assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with the rescue of nine Taiwanese fishermen April 21.

    In this file photo, Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ian Stinton, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP)  1, guides a P-3 aircraft as it taxis across the Naval Air Facility Misawa ramp, April 20, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darrius Wharton) UPDATE: See a photo of the Taiwanese fishing vessel and the life rafts deployed by the P-3.
  3. USS Columbus visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, April 19 for a port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 19, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  4. Carrier Strike Group 1 Completes Exercise Malabar 2012

    CSG 1 Sailors completed seven days of exercises with the Indian Navy April 16, wrapping up Malabar 2012.

    INDIAN OCEAN (April 10, 2012) Tactical Action Officer Lt. Dan Mitzner, right, discusses Combat Direction Center operations with Indian Navy liaison officers Cmdr. Ajay Daniel Theophilus, center, and Lt. Cmdr. Madhavdas Ravikant, left, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during exercise Malabar. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  5. Pacific Partnership Personifies 'Whole of Government' Approach

    In this, its 7th year, the mission will visit Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Cambodia.

    WASHINGTON (April 17, 2012) Pacific Partnership mission commander Capt. James Morgan, right, and Capt. Jonathan Olmsted, ship's master of the USNS Mercy, discuss the upcoming Pacific Partnership 2012 deployment of the Mercy to several Pacific nations in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room. (DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)
  6. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces Pacific Partnership 2012

    The annual humanitarian and civic assistance mission begins May 1 when hospital ship USNS Mercy departs San Diego.

    In this file photo, hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Ternate, Indonesia in July 2010 during Pacific Partnership 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eddie Harrison)
  7. Malabar Refueling Exercise a First for U.S., Indian Navies

    The first refueling-at-sea exercise between a U.S. aircraft carrier and an Indian navy oiler took place April 13 during Malabar 2012.

    BAY OF BENGAL (April 13, 2012) Sailors aboard the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) stand by as the ship comes alongside the Indian navy replenishment oiler INS Shakti (A57) during a refueling-at-sea exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  8. Nebraska (Gold) Returns Home to Bangor after Patrol

    USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor April 12.

    BANGOR, Wash. (April 12, 2012) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) arrives at homeport in Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after completing a strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Ray Narimatsu)
  9. Connecticut Returns Home from WESTPAC Deployment

    The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap April 12.

    BREMERTON, Wash. (April 12, 2012) The Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) arrives at Naval Base Kitsap after completing a four-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Ray Narimatsu)
  10. Halsey Sailors Build Relationships in India

    USS Halsey Sailors volunteered to help out at a children's home April 9 during the ship's visit to Chennai.

    CHENNAI, India (April 9, 2012) Electrician's Mate 1st Class Jessica Henry spends time with a child at the Nirmala Sishu Bhavan Orphanage and home for special children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington)