1. USS Germantown Arrives in Manila for Visit

    The dock landing ship and embarked 31st MEU Marines arrived in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 2 for a port visit.

    MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 2, 2011) The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulls into Manila for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  2. NMCB 133 Seabees Dedicate Pohnpei Classrooms

    Seabees from NMCB 133 dedicated a three classroom building at a Pohnpei elementary school in October.

    In this file photo, Sylvester Route, one of 16 local apprentices receiving basic construction skills instruction, under the guidance of Builder Constructionman Adam Kristunas of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, installs T1-11 siding on a new classroom at the Palikir Public School in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Sept. 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Wesley Howard)
  3. Essex ARG, 31st MEU Complete Amphibious Exercise in Philippines

    The Essex ARG and 31st MEU backloaded Sailors, Marines and equipment Oct. 30, marking the end of PHIBLEX.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 1, 2011) Seaman Henry Stumpf directs an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in the well deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  4. Japanese Submarine Arrives in Hawaii for Training

    JS Mochishio (SS 600) arrived at Pearl Harbor Oct. 31 to begin annual training exercises with the U.S. Navy.

    PEARL HARBOR (Oct 31, 2011) JS Mochishio (SS 600) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW/SCW) Ronald Gutridge ).
  5. USS Mustin Supports Local Communities During Thailand Visit

    Since the ship's arrival in Thailand for a port visit Oct. 22, 200+ Sailors have taken part in community service events.

    BANGKOK (Oct. 26, 2011) Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Daniel Leonard, assigned to USS Mustin (DDG 89), helps a Thai Red Cross Society volunteer move bags of rice to prepare packaged goods kits during a community service event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos)
  6. USN, JMSDF Collaborate on Anti-Submarine Warfare Training

    The training was part of Annual Exercise 2011, Oct. 28.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2011) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Commander, Escort Flotilla 3 Command Master Chief Hirokazu Yoshida reads a timeline of the life of the namesake of USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the ship's museum. The JMSDF Master Chief is aboard the aircraft carrier as part of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D. Moore)
  7. USS Howard Set to Return from Deployment

    USS Howard is scheduled to return to San Diego Oct. 28, following a seven-month deployment to 7th and 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, Philippine Navy ships BRP Rizal (PS 74) and BRP Pangasinan (PS 31) join the guided missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) to conduct maneuvers in the Sulu Sea July 4 during the Philippines phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll)
  8. CARAT Cambodia Enables Return to Homeland for Three Sailors

    Three USS Kidd Sailors visited their ancestral homeland for the first time during the exercise.

    GULF OF THAILAND (Oct 25, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Suorth Suom, a Cambodian-American Sailor assigned to USS Kidd (DDG 100), talks with Royal Cambodian Navy shipriders during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Clowney)
  9. Newest Navy Destroyer Arrives in San Diego

    Navy's newest destroyer arrived at its homeport Oct. 24.

    SAN DIEGO (Oct. 24, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrives pierside at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)
  10. Patrol Squadron 40 Surpasses 275,000 Mishap-Free Flight Hours

    The Fighting Marlins achieved a milestone in aviation safety when recently surpassing 275,000 mishap-free flight hours.

    OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2011) Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Dylan Bittle of  Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 repairs an wingtip light on the port wing of a P-3C Orion. Wing and tail lights serve  as an safety indicator to personnel that the aircraft has power applied. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julian R. Moorefield)