1. USS Essex Arrives in Manila for Port Visit

    The amphibious assault ship and embarked 31st MEU Marines arrived in the Philippines Nov. 30 for a port visit.

    MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 30, 2011) Sailors stand lookout watch on the signal bridge of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as the ship arrives in Manila for a port visit.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
  2. Stethem Crew Shares Expertise with Timor-Leste Counterparts

    Sailors provided two days of training in maintenance and repair procedures for the Timor-Leste Defense Force.

    DILI, Timor-Leste (Nov. 28, 2011) Gas Turbine System Mechanical 1st Class Alirio Arguetapinto, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), performs maintenance on a motor during a joint training exercise with sailors of the Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) aboard an F-FDTL patrol boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. Cole)
  3. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group Arrives in 7th Fleet

    The amphibious ready group entered the second phase of its deployment Nov. 27 with its arrival in the 7th Fleet AOR.

    In this file photo, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit together off the southern coast of California Oct. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  4. USS Chafee to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The ship will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 29 for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) transits off the coast of Hawaii Nov. 13 during the integrated maritime training exercise Koa Kai. (U.S. Navy photograph by MC2 Daniel Barker)
  5. USS Stethem Visits Timor-Leste

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem arrived in Dili Nov. 27 for a visit during its ongoing deployment.

    WETAR STRAIT (Nov. 27, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) drop anchor off the coast of Timor-Leste during sea and anchor detail as the ship arrives for a port visit to Dili. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. Cole)
  6. Lassen Sailors Contribute to School Rehabilitation Project in Thailand

    USS Lassen combined forces with Airmen, Marines, and Soldiers to rehabilitate Watsanamchai Temple School Nov. 20.

    LOPBURI, Thailand (Nov. 20, 2011) Sailors from USS Lassen (DDG 82) sweep mud and debris from a cafeteria during a community service project at Watsanamchai Temple School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  7. USS George Washington Returns to Japan to Conclude 2011 Patrol

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) returned to Yokosuka Nov. 22, wrapping up a patrol of the Western Pacific.

    YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (Nov. 22, 2011) Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into her forward operating port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a nine week fall patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. (US Navy photo by Lt. David Levy/Released)
  8. Texas Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka Nov 22 for a Thankgsviing holiday port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 22, 2011) USS Texas (SSN 775) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a posrt visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  9. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group Visits Pearl Harbor

    The nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines of the amphibious ready group arrived at Pearl Harbor Nov. 21.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2011) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives off the coast of Oahu for a port visit in Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  10. Lassen Sailors Volunteer at Thailand Boys Home

    Sailors spent a day playing with the children, age seven to 18, and learning about programs offered at the home.

    PATTAYA, Thailand (Nov. 20, 2011) A Sailor from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) plays soccer with a child from the Banglamung Home for Boys in Pattaya during a community service project. (US Navy photo by Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Charlotte Oliver)