1. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Osaka

    The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge arrived at Osaka, Japan, May 13 for a port visit.

    OSAKA, Japan (May 13, 2011) Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), speaks with the harbor pilot after pulling into Osaka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James Norman)
  2. USS Alabama Returns to Bangor

    Boat's Blue Crew returned to its homeport after a 45-day strategic deterrent patrol, May 10.

    In this file photo, Ohio-class ballistic submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) returns to Naval Base Kitsap from a deterrent patrol Sept. 29, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Ray Narimatsu)
  3. USS Guardian Builds Partnerships in Indonesia

    Guardian arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia May 10, to continue a partnership mission with the nation's navy.

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 9, 2011) Quartermaster Seaman Clay Saa makes plot markings on a chart on board USS Guardian (MCM 5) with Lt.j.g. Tato Taufiq of the Indonesian navy. Taufiq was one of two Indonesian ship riders who transited with Guardian from Bali to Surabaya. (U.S. Navy photo)
  4. Expanded Training Highlights 17th U.S., Thai CARAT Exercise

    Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training kicked off May 11.

    SATTAHIP, Thailand  (May 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2011 stand at attention, alongside their Royal Thai Navy counterparts during the opening ceremonies of the exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Lopez, Jr.)
  5. George Washington Sailors ship donated blankets to disaster victims

    USS George Washington teamed with members of the Free Masons of Japan to ship donated blankets to Sendai May 10.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 10, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) place more than a dozen boxes of donated blankets onto a flatbed truck outside one of the ship's warehouses. The blankets, donated by George Washington Sailors and their families, were to be delivered to the areas of Japan hit hardest by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the island nation March 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  6. Carrier Strike Group One Arrives in 7th Fleet

    Carrier Strike Group 1 returned to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility May 6 after 95 days in 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts flight operations while operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Timothy A. Hazel)
  7. USS Avenger Sailors Volunteer At Malaysian Orphanage

    Crew members took part in community service activities May 6, at the Bukit Harapan home in Kota Kinabalu.

    KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (May 6, 2011) Sailors stationed aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) play a game of "Duck, Duck, Goose" with children from the Bukit Harapan home for disabled and disadvantaged children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  8. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Begins COMPTUEX

    The composite training unit exercise began May 5.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet from the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 lands on the flight deck during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  John C. Stennis is participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Kenneth Abbate)
  9. USS Bunker Hill, International Forces Respond to Piracy Attack

    USS Bunker Hill Sailors boarded a suspected pirate vessel while responding to a distress call May 5. .

    ARABIAN SEA (May 5, 2011) An SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Scorpions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 49 Light flies near a suspected pirate vessel towing a skiff. The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) responded to a distress call from the Panamanian merchant vessel Full City and brought the vessel to a stop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Shelley)
  10. U.S., Republic of Korea Navy Leadership Talk Future Maritime Operations

    Leaders met May 3-4 during on-star level staff talks at the ROK naval headquarters