1. USS North Carolina Completes Maiden Western Pacific Deployment

    The submarine returned to Hawaii June 1 following her maiden deployment to the Western Pacific.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 1, 2012) Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing her maiden Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge)
  2. Blue Ridge Departs Pattaya, Thailand

    The 7th Fleet flagship departed Thailand May 29 following a five-day port visit.

    HUAY YAI, Thailand (May 26, 2012) Ship's  Serviceman Seaman Krista Stelzner, assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), takes a photo with a Thai girl during a community service event at The Child Development and Protection Center in Huay Yai. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mel Orr)
  3. Makin Island Sailors, Marines Deliver Food to Elderly in Hong Kong

    Sailors and Marines joined local volunteers to help deliver bags of food to residents of the Kwai-Chung Elderly Center May 26.

    HONG KONG (May 25, 2012) Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  4. CARAT Exercise Underway in Indonesia

    A U.S. Navy task group and Marine landing force arrived in Surabaya May 29 for the 18th CARAT Indonesia exercise.

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 29, 2012) Traditional Reog Ponorogo dancers welcome the crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) to Surabaya. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Sandra Arnold)
  5. Philippines Project a Homecoming for USS Pearl Harbor Sailor

    USS Pearl Harbor's Seaman Joy Bonnett volunteers at shelter of her youth during Philippines port visit.

    CEBU, Philippines (May 28, 2012) Seaman Joy Bonnett embraces one of her former caregivers during a community service project at the Children's Shelter of Cebu (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke)
  6. Patrol Squadron 1 Completes Misawa Deployment

    Patrol Squadron 1 turned over with VP-8, May 28, following a six-month deployment at NAF Misawa.

    In this file photo, Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Mark Jimenez, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, directs a P-3C Orion at Naval Air Facility Misawa in April 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Darrius Wharton)
  7. USS George Washington Departs for Patrol

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 26 for a patrol in the Asia-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, an E-2C Hawkeye approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Timor Sea July 18, 2011, during exercise Talisman Sabre with Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith)
  8. USS Makin Island Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

    The ship and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, May 25.

    HONG KONG (May 25, 2012) Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Visits Thailand

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Laem Chabang for a port visit May 24.

    LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (May 24, 2012) U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) prepares to arrive in Laem Chabang. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart)
  10. USS New Orleans Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

    The ship and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, May 23.

    In this file photo, USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transits the Indian Ocean May 8 with USS Makin Island (LHD 8), left, and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)