1. Blue Ridge Hosts JS Hatakaze Operations Crew

    Operations personnel from the two ships took part in a subject matter expert exchange May 17.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 17, 2011) Commanding officer of 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) discusses operational capabilities with Cmdr. Hideki Sekigawa, JS Hatakaze commanding officer. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DD 171) operations and radio crew visited Blue Ridge for a subject matter expert exchange. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Dietrick)
  2. Information Fair Prepares George Washington Sailors for Annual Patrol

    3,000+ Sailors and their families turned out for USS George Washington’s annual information fair May 16.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 16, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) stand in line to verify the activation of their Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) on their identification cards during the ship's pre-deployment fair May 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William P. Gatlin)
  3. USS Avenger builds ties with Malaysian navy

    USS Avenger embarked two commissioned Malaysian naval officers for an inter-navy exchange.

    STRAIT OF MALACCA (May 13, 2011) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Herman Bennett stands watch on a twin-mounted .50-caliber machine gun station while USS Avenger (MCM 1) transits the Strait of Malacca. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone/Released)
  4. USS Hampton Visits Hong Kong

    The fast attack submarine arrived May 15, marking the first U.S. submarine visit there in more than three years.

    HONG KONG (May 15, 2011) USS Hampton (SSN 767) prepares to moor alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) during its visit to Hong Kong. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer L. Walker)
  5. USS McCampbell Arrives in Singapore

    While in Singapore, McCampbell will be participating in the International Maritime Defense Exhibition.

    SINGAPORE (May 16, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) moors at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  6. USS Avenger Visits Malaysia

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Lumut, Malaysia, for a port visit, May 16.

    LUMUT, Malaysia (May 16, 2011) Sailors aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) stand at parade rest as the ship passes alongside the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Laksamana Tan Pusmah (F137). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  7. USS Guardian Continues Community Service in Indonesia

    The crew participated in several community service projects May 12 during a port visit to Surabaya.

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 12, 2011) USS Guardian (MCM 5) Sailors pose for a photo with a group of students from Sma Ipem High School in Surabaya, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Justin Van Es)
  8. President of the Philippines visits USS Carl Vinson

    President Aquino embarked the aircraft carrier May 14 as it was transiting to Manila.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2011) Republic of the Philippines President Benigno Aquino III poses for a photo with Sailors inside the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza)
  9. Carrier Strike Group 1 Arrives in Manila Bay, Philippines

    The four ships of CSG 1 arrived May 15 for a scheduled port visit.

    MANILA (May 15, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and ships from the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group anchor in Manila Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  10. Lincoln Strike Group Changes Command

    Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, May 13.