1. Navy Departs the City of Roses

    Fleet Week came to an end as the three visiting Navy ships departed the Tom McCall Waterfront Park sea wall in Portland, Ore., June 13.

    PORTLAND, Ore. (June 9, 2011) The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) arrives to participate in Portland Fleet Week festivities during the city's 104th annual Rose Festival. Navy ships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston visited in 1907, and are considered a highlight of the festival. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood/Released)
  2. George Washington CSG Begins Summer Patrol

    George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) returned to sea June 12 to begin their summer patrol.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 13,2011) Despite foul weather, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 conducts a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), the day following the aircraft carrier's departure for a summer patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  3. Pearl Harbor Maintains High Operations Tempo, Recognizes Strategic Importance

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Port Operations continues to be busy with the largest group of visitors since last summer's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

  4. Maintenance complete, GW ready for fleet ops

    Members of the Blue Angels joined forces with Pensacola Habitat for Humanity members to install headers, doors and windows on houses in a Habitat subdivision at Camshire Meadows, Pensacola, Fla., June 10.

  5. Sailors Bring Rose Festival to Hospitalized Children

    Sailors assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visited Shriners' Hospital for Children in Portland, Ore., June 10, continuing a tradition that Sailors have carried out each year during the Portland Rose Festival.

  6. CNO Recognizes Environmental Excellence Across Fleet

    Twenty-seven Navy ships, installations and individuals were recognized for their exceptional environmental stewardship at the CNO Environmental Awards ceremony, June 7.

  7. CNO Speaks at Current Strategy Forum

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead was a keynote speaker at the U.S. Naval War College's 62nd annual CSF in Newport, R.I., June 7.

  8. Lassen Completes Maintenance, Returns Home

    During a Center for a New American Security conference, Adm. Walsh emphasized the importance of forward presence.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 2, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  9. Fleet Commander Cites Importance of Forward Presence

    During a Center for a New American Security conference, Adm. Walsh emphasized the importance of forward presence.

    Navy Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, joins other senior U.S. military members supporting Operation Tomodachi in presenting Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa with a banner as he and senior Japanese leaders visit the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, April 4, 2011. Walsh credits the U.S. forward presence in the region with providing a rapid response -- whether for humanitarian assistance or to deter aggression. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Carlstrom)
  10. Nimitz Hosts Battle of Midway Remembrance Dinner

    Officers and Chiefs from the aircraft carrier gathered June 2 to remember the sacrifice of all who served at the Battle of Midway, the turning point in the Pacific campaign during World War II.