1. Blue Ridge upgrades network to CANES

    USS Blue Ridge became the first ship of its class to obtain a large-scale upgrade to its network infrastructure in March.

    USS Blue Ridge file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin A. Flinn)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2017 departs Da Nang, re-affirms warm ties with the city

    Pacific Partnership 2017 departed Da Nang, Vietnam, May 18, after completing 10 days of disaster response training, medical and engineering subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements, and community relations events.

    Lt. Cmdr. Justin Dye (center) performs spinal surgery at Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Center, May 16.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group completes training cycle steps

    Strike Group units recently completed a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA), Final Evolution Problem (FEP) and Group Sail, May 12, in preparation for their next deployment.

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducts a simulated strait transit exercise, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paul L. Archer)
  4. CNO, USS Coronado, USS Sterett highlight US Navy presence at Singapore's International Maritime Review

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson attended the Republic of Singapore Navy 50th anniversary, International Maritime Review and the International Maritime Defense Exposition, which brought together 27 ships from 21 navies from around the globe in Singapore, May 16-18.

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson holds a media availability after meeting with the crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  5. Makin Island ARG, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit return from deployment

    Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group returned to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, May 15, after a successful seven-month deployment.

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Stiff kisses his wife upon his return from deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Morgan K. Nall/)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan shifts colors to commence 2017 patrol

    The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing 5 resumed operations in the 7th Fleet area of operations after departing Yokosuka, Japan, May 16.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  7. Carrier Strike Group 5 begins 2017 regional patrol

    The forward-deployed strike group departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 16 to begin routine operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  8. USS Coronado concludes multilateral CARAT with Singapore, Thai navies

    Littoral combat ship completed the second-annual multilateral CARAT exercise with ships from the Republic of Singapore and Royal Thai navies, May 12.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) sails during a photo exercise as part of multilateral CARAT exercise with the Republic of Singapore and Royal Thai navies, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  9. Pacific Partnership combined search and rescue, oil spill training a first in Vietnam

    Pacific Partnership 2017 and Vietnamese border guard, government agencies and NGOs conducted a first of its kind field training exercise, May 13.

    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gustavo Llerenas, left, and other Pacific Partnership team members work with Vietnamese emergency responders during a search and rescue and oil spill response field training exercise, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2017 partners with Project HOPE

    Volunteers from the Project HOPE foundation work with U.S., Japanese and Australian military medical personnel to exchange expertise with local providers, rehabilitate health facilities and provide medicine and supplies.

    Christine Booth, Project Hope volunteer, comforts a burn victim receiving medical care at Da Nang General Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang, May 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)