1. Cruising the Gulf of Alaska during Northern Edge

    Several ships from the Navy and Coast Guard cruised to Alaska to participate in the two week exercise Northern Edge.

    GULF OF ALASKA (June 17, 2011) Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), front, guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), and Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, a national security cutter, transit the Gulf of Alaska in formation during exercise Northern Edge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen)
  2. USS Texas Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment June 23.

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (June 23, 2011) - Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment Thursday, June 23.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge / Released)
  3. U.S., Philippine Navies to Join for CARAT Exercise in Palawan

    Three U.S. Navy ships will arrive in the Philippines June 28 to launch the 17th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines. USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Howard (DDG 83), and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) will take part.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 22, 2011) Philippine Navy commandos board USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise in support of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2011. SEACAT is a series of VBSS training exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to enhance relationships and adapt to evolving maritime threats. (The U.S. and Philippine navies will conduct similar training during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 3rd Class Ralph Riess)
  4. Essex ARG Departs for Talisman Sabre

    The ships got underway June 23 for a Western Pacific patrol and exercise Talisman Sabre.

    SASEBO, Japan (June 23, 2011) Sailors release a mooring line as the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departs U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan, for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin)
  5. Guardian, Avenger, Arrive in Puerto Princessa

    The mine countermeasures ships USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Puerto Princessa June 23,

    PUERTO PRINCESSA, Republic of the Philippines (June 23, 2011) – USS Guardian (MCM 5) picks up the Harbor Pilot prior to pulling into Puerto Princessa June 23. Guardian and USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in port as part of a scheduled MCM Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake)
  6. GW, Airwing Five Working Toward Blue Water Certification

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region, June 21.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 21,2011) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Chiva Jones directs an EA-6B Prowler from the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 from the number one catapult on board USS George Washington (CVN 73).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/RELEASED)
  7. USS Pasadena Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned June 22 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (June 22, 2011) - The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific region Wednesday, June 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW/SCW) Ronald Gutridge / Released.)
  8. USNS Bowditch Completes U.S./Vietnam Oceanographic Survey Mission

    USNS Bowditch completed 15 survey missions off the coast of Vietnam May 20 - June 20.

    U.S. Navy file photo of the.T-AGS 60 Class Oceanographic Survey Ship, USNS Bowditch.
  9. USS Columbia Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) region, June 21.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 21, 2011) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Tuesday, June 21, for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge /Released)
  10. Pacific Fleet Career Counselor Visits Guam

    The fleet career counselor for U.S. Pacific Fleet spoke to Sailors during an informational brief at the Big Screen Theatre aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam, June 16.