1. USS Avenger Practices Mine Sweeping in Strait of Malacca

    USS Avenger Sailors practiced mine countermeasure operations in the Strait of Malacca May 20, in an evolution designed to train in preparation of real-life contingencies.

    STRAIT OF MALACCA (May 20, 2011) Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) lower a mine neutralization vehicle into the water during a mine countermeasures evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  2. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Conducts Simulated Strait Transit

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group conducted a simulated strait transit off the coast of Southern California, May 18.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) transit behind the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is participating in a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Carla Ocampo)
  3. USNS John Ericsson Rescues Five Lost at Sea

    Civil service mariners rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18.

    In this file photo, USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) steams alongside amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) during a replenishment at sea during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  4. P-3C Shines as Flexible CARAT Thailand Platform

    'The Thai Navy flies the P-3, so there was a lot of commonality already in our work and procedures,' Lt. Cmdr. Kim DaCosta.

    UTAPAO, Thailand (May 14, 2011) Aviation Ordnance Airman Sheltric Peterson, assigned to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4), prepares to remove a safety pin from a simulated mine shape prior to an exercise event during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Morley)
  5. Blue Ridge Hosts JS Hatakaze Operations Crew

    Operations personnel from the two ships took part in a subject matter expert exchange May 17.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 17, 2011) Commanding officer of 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) discusses operational capabilities with Cmdr. Hideki Sekigawa, JS Hatakaze commanding officer. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DD 171) operations and radio crew visited Blue Ridge for a subject matter expert exchange. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Dietrick)
  6. Information Fair Prepares George Washington Sailors for Annual Patrol

    3,000+ Sailors and their families turned out for USS George Washington’s annual information fair May 16.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 16, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) stand in line to verify the activation of their Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) on their identification cards during the ship's pre-deployment fair May 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William P. Gatlin)
  7. USS Avenger builds ties with Malaysian navy

    USS Avenger embarked two commissioned Malaysian naval officers for an inter-navy exchange.

    STRAIT OF MALACCA (May 13, 2011) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Herman Bennett stands watch on a twin-mounted .50-caliber machine gun station while USS Avenger (MCM 1) transits the Strait of Malacca. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone/Released)
  8. USS Hampton Visits Hong Kong

    The fast attack submarine arrived May 15, marking the first U.S. submarine visit there in more than three years.

    HONG KONG (May 15, 2011) USS Hampton (SSN 767) prepares to moor alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) during its visit to Hong Kong. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer L. Walker)
  9. USS McCampbell Arrives in Singapore

    While in Singapore, McCampbell will be participating in the International Maritime Defense Exhibition.

    SINGAPORE (May 16, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) moors at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  10. USS Avenger Visits Malaysia

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Lumut, Malaysia, for a port visit, May 16.

    LUMUT, Malaysia (May 16, 2011) Sailors aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) stand at parade rest as the ship passes alongside the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Laksamana Tan Pusmah (F137). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)