1. Guardian Moors in Hong Kong, Sailor Returns Home

    USS Guardian arrived in Hong Kong July 3, 2011, and for one Sailor, it is an opportunity to return home.

    HONG KONG (July 2, 2011) - Logistics Specialist Seaman Bo Qu works out of the supply office aboard USS Guardian (MCM 5) on July 2, 2011 en route to Hong Kong. Qu, a citizen of the People's Republic of China,
left for New York City with his parents in 2006. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. j.g. Justin Van Es/Released)
  2. USS Ford Visits Vladivostok, Russia

    The guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, July 2 for a port visit.

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (July 2, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided missile Frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) man the rails as the ship arrives in Vladivostok, Russia for a port visit.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  3. USS Fitzgerald and USS McCampbell to Visit Sydney

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers will visit Sydney, July 4, before participating in Talisman Sabre 2011.

    In this June 2010 file photo, guided-missile destroyers USS McCampbell (DDG 85), left, and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transit the Western Pacific Ocean. USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will join McCampbell as the pair of destroyers visit Sydney beginning July 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  4. USS Essex embarks 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element

    After onloading the ground elements of the 31st MEU at White Beach Naval Facility, the USS Essex got underway to embark aircraft June 29.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 29, 2011) A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands aboard the flight deck of the forward deployed amphibious assualt ship U.S.S. Essex.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Steve Acuff/Released)
  5. Essex ARG Embarks 31st MEU for Talisman Sabre 2011

    Ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group embarked 2,000+ Marines of the 31st MEU in Okinawa, Japan, June 27.

    OKINAWA, Japan (June 27, 2011) – Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) walk down the pier at White Beach Naval Facility to embark the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terry Matlock/Released)
  6. USS McClusky Takes Part in PASSEX with JMSDF

    The guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) participated in a joint forces passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) June 26.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2011) Ensigns Haruhisa Kosuge, left, and Shohei Yamaguchi, assigned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, test the back-up steering of the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) during a joint forces passing exercise.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pinero/Released)
  7. George Washington Prepares For Worst with Mass Casualty Drill

    Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier were put through a life-like mass casualty drill, June 28.

  8. HSC 25 Provides More Than Search and Rescue

    Members of the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Det. 6 are making preparations to assist the Essex Amphibious Ready Group during exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.

    SASEBO, Japan (June 21, 2011) – An MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Control Squadron 25 "Island Knights" lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in preparations for getting underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)
  9. George Washington Conducts First CBR drill for Summer Patrol

    Armed with MCU-2/P gas masks, Sailors aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier manned their designated repair lockers to train for combat in a contaminated environment.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 29,2011) Sailors exhibit teamwork in a timed exercise to don advanced chemical protective gear within eight seconds during a mock chemical attack aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Devenberg/RELEASED)
  10. U.S., Philippine Navies Join for 17th CARAT Exercise

    Three U.S. Navy ships arrived in Puerto Princesa, June 28, to launch CARAT Philippines.

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (June 28, 2011) Philippine Navy Vice Commander Orwen Cortez listens as Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, answers a question during a press conference following the opening ceremonies for CARAT Philippines 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson)