1. USS George Washington Returns to Yokosuka

    After 74 days, and more than 25,000 nautical miles in 7th Fleet, the carrier returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 25.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 25, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) moors at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka after her summer patrol. George Washington is the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier and is the flagship of Commander Task Force 70. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  2. ROK Honors 7th Fleet Commander For Strengthening U.S., ROK Partnership

    Order of National Security Merit Gugseon Medal presented for strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and ROK.

    BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 25, 2011) Republic of Korea navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Kim Sung-chan, right, presents the Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit Gugseon Medal to Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, center, at an award’s ceremony on board the Republic of Korea navy amphibious ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix)
  3. Germantown Returns to Sasebo Following Talisman Sabre

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Sasebo after completing Summer Patrol Aug. 25.

    SASEBO, Japan (August 25, 2011) Sailors aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship returns from its summer patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  4. USS Santa Fe Completes Western Pacific Deployment

    The submarine returned to Pearl Harbor Aug. 24 following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Aug. 24, 2011) Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 24 after completing a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge)
  5. USS Germantown Offloads 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Germantown offloaded Marines from the 31st MEU Aug. 21 at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan.

    OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2011) A landing craft air cushion returns  argo and equipment back to White Beach after offloading Marines and vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class(SW) Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  6. MSC ship completes first U.S. Navy ship visit to Vietnam port in 38 years

    USNS Richard E. Byrd departed Cam Ranh Bay Aug. 23 following a seven-day maintenance visit.

    CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Aug. 18, 2011) Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd at anchor while undergoing a routine seven-day maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Anh Ho)
  7. USS New Orleans Assists With Interdiction

    Crew members recovered an estimated 1,800 pounds of alleged contraband from a small boat off San Diego Aug. 20.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 20, 2011) Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) prepare to hand over suspected drugs seized from a vessel in distress to the Coast Guard off the coast of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro)
  8. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Visits Thailand

    USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and USS Comstock (LSD 45) arrived in Phuket Aug. 22.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), center, amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), right, and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) steam in formation through the Indian Ocean Aug. 18, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh)
  9. USS Bonhomme Richard to replace USS Essex

    Bonhomme Richard, currently homeported in San Diego, will be forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, to replace Essex.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participates in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week, Aug. 3, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)
  10. USS New Orleans, 11th MEU Train to Combat Piracy

    Crew, embarked Marines from 11th MEU conducted their first joint boarding mission during training exercise.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2011) Sailors and Marines aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) observe Sailors operating rigid-hull inflatable boats with Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) Maritime Raid Force during a practice raid. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro)