1. U.S., Royal Brunei Navy Return to Sea for CARAT 2011 Exercise

    17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise kicked off in Brunei Sept. 30.

    MUARA, Brunei (Sep 29, 2011) Royal Brunei Navy Sailors greet USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) at Maura port as they arrive for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Clowney)
  2. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Returns from Deployment

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (returned to its homeport of San Diego, Sept. 30 following a seven-month deployment.

    SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2011) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits San Diego Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna Kiner/Released)
  3. USS Essex embarks 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element

    The amphibious assault ship embarked the aircraft Sept. 27 after departing Okinawa, Japan.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 28, 2011) A CH-53E Sea Stallion with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 prepares to land on the flight deck of the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terry Matlock/Released)
  4. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Returns from Deployment

    Ships of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group will return to San Diego Sept. 30 following seven-month deployment.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), front, amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), left, and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) steam in formation through the Indian Ocean Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh)
  5. USS Russell Arrives in Maldives for Visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Gan, Maldives, for a port visit Sept. 28.

    In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, July 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  6. Essex ARG Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    2,000+ Marines embarked the ships of the Essex ARG in Okinawa Sept. 26 for certification, training.

    OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 26, 2011) Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit walk down the pier at White Beach Naval Facility to board the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. Cole)
  7. PACFLT Band Entertains Guam Community

    Guam communities were treated to the musical style of the Pacific Fleet Rock Band Sept. 21-26.

    HAGATNA, Guam (Sept. 21, 2011) Musician 3rd Class Jason Gay, of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Rock Band interacts with George Washington High School students at the Mangilao campus. (U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin)
  8. U.S., Bangladesh Navies Complete At-Sea Portion of CARAT

    USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Ford (FFG 54), and USS Defender (MCM 2) took part with ships from the Bangladesh Navy.

    BAY OF BENGAL (Sept. 22, 2011) Bangladesh Navy ships are joined by ships from the U.S. Navy during a surface gunnery exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  9. Essex ARG Departs for Western Pacific Patrol

    Ships of the forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group got underway from Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 21.

    In this file photo, Quartermaster 3rd Class Scott McCutcheon plots the ship's current position in the pilothouse of the amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9), Aug. 13, 2011.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair)
  10. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Visits Pearl Harbor

    The three ships of the Boxer ARG arrived at Pearl Harbor, Sept. 20, for a port visit.

    PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 20, 2011) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group is currently en route to their homeport of San Diego after completing a deployment to western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup)