1. 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)
  2. After Operation New Dawn, USS Port Royal returns to Hawaii

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to rousing cheers Feb. 13 after an almost eight-month deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 13, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) man the rails  as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a nearly eight-month deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham)
  3. COMNAVAIRFOR Announces 2011 Aviation Battle 'E' Winners

    Commander, Naval Air Forces announced the winners of the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle 'E') awards Feb. 10.

    In this file photo, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Alexis Lebrake, assigned to Air Department's V-1 Division, guides an F/A-18C Hornet as it taxis on the flight deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Dec. 31, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens)
  4. USS Germantown Begins Participation in Cobra Gold 2012

    The amphibious dock landing ship began its involvement in the multinational exercise in Thailand, Feb. 10.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb 7, 2012) The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) operates in the South China Sea while transitting to Thailand to take part in exercise Cobra Gold.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)
  5. VP-16 Conducts Surveillance Training with Singapore Counterparts

    Sailors from Patrol Squadron 16 conducted a training in Singapore Jan. 29 - Feb. 2 with Singapore Armed Forces.

    SINGAPORE (Jan. 31, 2012) Sailors from the 'War Eagles' of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 post for a photo with counterparts from the Republic of Singapore Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Michael Glynn)
  6. Chafee, Tortuga Support 31st MEU at Cobra Gold

    The ships are in Thailand supporting the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit for Exercise Cobra Gold 2012.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 3, 2012) Quarter Master 3rd Class Amanda Shykes (right) aboard USS Chafee (DDG 90) runs a flag hoisting exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976). Quarter Master Seaman Elora Presseau (center) and Quarter Master Seaman Neisha Kirkling (left) assist with the flag hoist by raising and lowering the flags, along with helping decode Munmu the Great's signals. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard to depart San Diego for Western Pacific

    The amphibious assault ship departs San Diego Feb. 14 for a deployment and a hull swap with USS Essex in Japan.

    In this file photo, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participates in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week in August 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)
  8. USS Milius visits Malaysia

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Port Klang, outside of the capital of Kuala Lumpur, for a port visit Feb. 7.

    In this file photo, linehandlers aboard USS Milius (DDG 69) heave around on a ship's mooring line as the ship arrives in Guam Jan. 28.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. David Gardner)
  9. USS Louisville Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Pearl Harbor Feb. 7 for a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Feb. 7, 2012) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge)
  10. Indian, U.S. Navy Divers to Participate in Salvage Exercise

    U.S. Navy and Indian navy dive teams will conduct a salvage exchange off the coast of Hawaii Feb. 7-13.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy divers and Indian Navy divers (in gray shirts) practice "hot tap" salvage procedures aboard USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) 2011 in the Andaman Sea in January 2011. SALVEX 12 will be held off the coast of Hawaii Feb. 7-13. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Derek Peterson)