1. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group begins Malabar 2017

    Sailors and Marines assigned to the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, the Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commenced the Malabar in-port portions in Chennai, India, July 9.

    Ships assigned to the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group transit the Surigao Strait earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria I. Alvarez)
  2. USS Gabrielle Giffords completes maiden voyage, arrives in San Diego

    The newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) arrived in San Diego July 5, after successfully completing her maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama.

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, July 5. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Nicholas Burgains)
  3. America Amphibious Ready Group set to deploy

    Sailors and Marines from the America ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will depart San Diego, July 7, for a regularly scheduled deployment.

    In this file photo, USS San Diego (LPD 22), USS America (LHA 6) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) conduct a simulated strait transit during training in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  4. U.S., Indian, Japanese maritime forces to participate in Malabar exercise

    Malabar 2017, set for July 7-17, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    In this file photo, ships from the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group, Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation during Malabar 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  5. Royal New Zealand Navy, U.S. Navy conduct bilateral operations

    HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) conducted bilateral operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the Western Pacific, June 30 - July 5.

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77), July 2. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ian Kinkead)
  6. USS John S. McCain participates in Talisman Saber, FTX-N

    The guided-missile destroyer took part in Field Training Exercise - North, a precursor exercise to Talisman Saber 2017.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) sails alongside the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) during exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North, June 26. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  7. USS Jacksonville visits Singapore during deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived in Singapore, July 3, for a port visit during its ongoing deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for June 2010 deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ronald Gutridge)
  8. 8th annual Naval Engagement Activity kicks off in Vietnam

    The arrival of USS Coronado (LCS 4) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) at Cam Ranh International Port, July 5, marked the beginning of this year's Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy.

    USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrive at Cam Ranh International Port, July 5. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  9. Bonhomme Richard ESG starts Talisman Saber

    Amphibious ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked Marines departed Australian ports July 3 to begin participation in exercise Talisman Saber 2017.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships steam in formation during Talisman Saber 2015. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  10. US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Southern Sulu Sea

    During the operation, crews from USS Coronado (LCS 4) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats to maritime security.

    Sailors assigned to USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for a personnel transfer, June 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)