1. Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training Exercise Begins

    The 11th annual SEACAT exercise kicked off Aug. 27, with liaison officers from the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand tracking contacts of interest in a maritime interdiction scenario.

    Officers from the six nations taking part in exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) work together at the Changi Command and Control (C2) Center in Singapore, Aug. 27. (Photo courtesy of the Singapore Ministry of Defense)
  2. Chief Selects Live Legacy on Missouri

    Forty-three chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from around the Pacific Fleet graduated from the USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy in a ceremony held aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial Aug. 24.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, foreground; Commander Task Force 73, COMLOG WESTPAC Command Master Chief Robert Shannon; and Chaplain Lt. James Ragain III, salute during the national anthem at the USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy Class 006 graduation, Aug. 24. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  3. Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Strengthen Partnership with Japan

    Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force embarked aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to train alongside Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Aug 22.

    Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force embark USS Tortuga (LSD 46), Aug. 21 in Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello)
  4. USS Columbus Completes WESTPAC Deployment

    USS Columbus (SSN 762) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 23, after completing a six-month deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 23, after completing a six-month deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)
  5. USS Cape St. George Concludes Journey Around the World

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 22 after circumnavigating the globe.

    USS Cape St. George (CG 71) approaches the pier of its Naval Base San Diego homeport, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee)
  6. John C. Stennis to Depart for 8-Month Deployment

    The flagship of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), will depart Aug. 27 to begin an eight-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Aug. 22 in Bremerton. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  7. George Washington Welcomes Japanese Government Officials

    Japanese government officials visited the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Aug. 22.

    A Japanese visitor takes a picture of an arrested landing during flight operations aboard USS George Washington, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith)
  8. USS Cape St. George to Return to San Diego Following Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Aug. 22 after a deployment that took them around the world as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George transits the Arabian Sea in July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters)
  9. Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st MEU

    More than 2,200 Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG in Okinawa, Aug. 20.

    Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), come aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an embarkation in Okinawa, Aug. 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2012 Arrives in Guam

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Apra Harbor Aug. 20 to detach personnel and unload equipment as the ship transits east to its San Diego homeport following outreach in four Southeast Asia nations.

    Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Cowan is hugged by his wife, Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Shannon Cowan, following his return to Guam Aug. 20 aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Roadell Hickman)