1. Senator John McCain visits USS John S. McCain in Vietnam

    Senators John McCain III, Christopher Coons and John Barrasso visited the guided-missile destroyer, which was making a routine technical stop, in Vietnam June 2.

    Senator John S. McCain III reenlists USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor of the Year, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Michael Papapietro, during a visit to the ship, June 2. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Joshua Mortensen)
  2. America ARG, 15th MEU begin certification exercise

    The America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed San Diego May 31 to begin their final certification exercise (CERTEX) prior to deployment.

    In this file photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Paul Clark guides an MV-22 Osprey off the flight deck of USS America (LHA 6), during training in May. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  3. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group ships depart Pacific Northwest for deployment

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed their homeports of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton and Naval Station Everett, June 1.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) begins transiting the Puget Sound, June 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole C. Pielop)
  4. VAW-115 bids farewell to 44 years of service in Japan

    The last E-2C Hawkeyes from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 departed Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, June 1.

    In this file photo, E-2C Hawkeyes assigned to VAW-115 fly in formation by Mt. Fuji in 2007. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jarod Hodge)
  5. Bonhomme Richard departs Sasebo for regional patrol

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, June 1 for a scheduled patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls away from the pier at Fleet Activities Sasebo, June 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  6. Olympia visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 31, for a port visit.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  7. U.S.-Japan forces set milestones for enhancing amphibious, mine warfare

    Personnel from both nations and 34 different commands across ground, maritime, and air services recently met for bilateral amphibious and mine warfare discussions in Kure, Japan.

    Participants of the U.S.-Japan bilateral amphibious and mine warfare staff talks pose for a group photo in front of JS Bungo (MST 464). (U.S. Navy/LT Adam Cole)
  8. Pacific Partnership 2017 mission draws to a close

    Pacific Partnership 2017, embarked aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Singapore May 31, marking the conclusion of this year’s disaster response preparedness mission.

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam, May 8 for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  9. USS Stethem completes patrol in Western Pacific

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 28 following a four-month regional patrol.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) steams alongside USS Barry (DDG 52) during a formation exercise as part of MultiSail 2017 in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  10. Pacific Partnership concludes in Nha Trang, Vietnam

    The second Vietnam mission stop of this year's Pacific Partnership mission wrapped up May 29 after 10 days of activities focused on disaster response and relationship building.

    Lt. Cmdr. Justin Dye of Navy Medical Center San Diego examines neurological injury patients with local doctors at Khahn Hoa General Hospital, May 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)