1. USS Sampson to depart San Diego for deployment

    The ship departs San Diego Feb. 24 for an independent deployment to both 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet.

  2. USS Columbus Deploys to Western Pacific

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 22.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 22, 2012) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Josh Thompson)
  3. USS Blue Ridge Departs for 7th Fleet Patrol

    The 7th Fleet command ship departed Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 21 for a patrol throughout the 7th Fleet AOR.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 21, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Rodger Weaver and Yeoman 3rd Class Randy Sarran hoist flags up the mast as U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cale Hatch)
  4. USS Germantown Visits Thailand Following Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship and embarked Marines arrived in Laem Chabang Feb. 21 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Germantown (LSD 42) transits the South China Sea Feb. 7 while destined for Thailand and participation in exercise Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)
  5. USS Chafee visits Darwin, Australia

    The crew will take part in ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of Darwin.

    DARWIN, Australia (Feb. 17, 2012) USS Chafee (DDG 90) crew members man the rails as the ship arrives in Darwin. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Melissa Pelosi)
  6. Navy Takes Part in Cobra Gold CPX with Partners in Thailand

    U.S. Sailors participated in the Command Post Exercise (CPX) portion of exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.

    UTAPAO, Thailand (Feb. 9, 2012) Royal Thai navy aviators listen to Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Scott Kehn, assigned to the War Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, as he explains how a sonobuoy is used to track submarines from a P-3C Orion. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. Peleliu Supports Exercise Iron Fist 2012 with Japan

    The amphibious assault ship concluded support of exercise Iron Fist with the 15th MEU and JGSDF, Feb. 13.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2012) Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force conduct small arms weapons training aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during exrcise Iron Fist. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  8. U.S. Pacific Fleet hosts CFMCC Flag Officer Course

    Officers from 15 nations met in Hawaii Feb. 9-15 for a Naval War College-conducted course in maritime security topics.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 10, 2012) Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, seated center, and participants of the Naval War College-led Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Officer Course, pause for a group photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  9. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to Visit Hawaii

    The John C. Stennis CSG is set to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 17 for a port visit as the ships return home from a seven month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2012) Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steam together in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
  10. USS Patriot Visits Hakodate, Japan

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Hakodate, Japan, Feb. 14 for a port visit.

    HAKODATE, Japan (Feb. 14, 2012) USS Patriot (MCM 7) Commanding Officer Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne Schang and Command Master Chief Mike Kaszubowski receive a welcoming gift from community members as Patriot arrives in Hakodate for a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)