1. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Returns to Hong Kong

    USS Cowpens, USS Mustin, USS Curtis Wilbur, along with USS George Washington, arrived Nov. 9 for a port visit.

    HONG KONG  (Nov. 9, 2011) USS George Washington Sailor, Seaman Morris Ng, a native of Hong Kong, introduces himself to 47 Chinese journalists during a news conference held in the aircraft carrier's hangar bay following the ship's arrival in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alysia R. Hernandez)
  2. Oklahoma City visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific deployment

    The fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka Nov. 9 for a visit as part of its continued operations in the Western Pacific.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 9, 2011) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Lara Bollinger)
  3. Makin Island ARG to Make Maiden Deployment

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is scheduled to depart San Diego Monday for deployment.

    In this file photo, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit together in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 11 while conductin deployment preparations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  4. USS Frank Cable Hosts Korean Sailors

    Sailors from the Republic of Korea submarine ROKS Park Wi (SS 065) visited the submarine tender Nov. 7 in Guam.

    POLARIS POINT, Guam (Nov. 7, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class John Miranda, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), shows the ship's recompression chamber to sailors from the Republic of Korea navy submarine ROKS Park Wi (SS 065). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr)
  5. CTF 76, JMSDF Coordinate Amphibious Operations

    Staff from the JMSDF's Escort Flotilla Division 11 and Navy's CTF 76 are working together during Annual Exercise 2011.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 2, 2011) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) pulls alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force oiler JS Hamana (AOE 424) for a replenishment at sea during Annual Exercise 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Copeland)
  6. JMSDF, U.S. Navy Leaders Observe Annual Exercise

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and 7th Fleet commanders visit USS George Washington during ANNUALEX.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2011) Rear Adm. John Haley, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Task Force 70, right, discusses Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2011 with Vice Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, commander in chief, Self-Defense Fleet, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), on the Flag bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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 ).