1. VFA-115 closes out 31 years of operations at NAF Atsugi

    Following an ongoing patrol aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 will operate from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-115 takes off from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Sept. 10. (Photo courtesy of Takuya Kitamura)
  2. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sailor awarded Silver Star

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Thomas was presented the medal Sept. 20 in San Diego for his action against the enemy last year during Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Thomas stands at attention alongside Adm. Bill Moran after being awarded the Silver Star Medal. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  3. U.S. Sailors join 67th Incheon Landing commemoration

    Sailors from the staff of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Korea, participated in events Sept. 15-17 commemorating the anniversary of the 1950 surprise amphibious landing.

    Capt. Hank Kim, U.S. Naval Forces Korea chief of staff, and Capt. Kwang Lee lay flowers at the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Statue in Incheon, Sept. 15. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  4. Future littoral combat ship Omaha delivered to Navy

    The Navy recently accepted delivery of the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), which will be homeported in San Diego.

    File photo of the future USS Omaha (LCS 12). (Courtesy of Austal USA)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ESG completes deployment with 31st MEU

    Expeditionary Strike Group ships arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to offload 31st MEU Marines, Sept. 19, capping a multi-month Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    In this file photo, ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group form up with ships from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy during exercise Talisman Saber in July. (Royal Australian Navy/LSIS Helen Frank)
  6. CTF 70 and DESRON 15 commanders relieved due to loss of confidence

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, relieved Rear Adm. Charles Williams and Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, Sept. 18.

  7. USS Rushmore visits Vanuatu during OMSI mission

    The amphibious dock landing ship with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, anchored off the coast of Vanuatu for a port visit, Sept. 15.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  8. US, Malaysian navies begin bilateral maritime exercise

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy kicked off Maritime Training Activity Malaysia at Lumut Naval Base, Sept. 18.

    In this file photo, USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrives in Langkawi, Malaysia, earlier this year for the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  9. USS Coronado visits Jakarta, lays wreath on USS Houston in Sunda Strait

    The littoral combat ship crew paid homage to fallen shipmates following a goodwill visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 14-16.

    BMC William Garcia, left, and BM2 Paul Coombs toss a wreath to sea at the site of the wreckage of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D29), Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaleb R. Staples)
  10. Command of 3rd Fleet changes hands as Tyson retires

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander relieved Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson during a change of command and retirement ceremony in San Diego, Sept. 15.

    Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson gives her final remarks as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet as she prepares to relinquish command to Vice Adm. John D. Alexander. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Natalie Byers)