1. USS Ashland completes Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

    The amphibious dock landing ship returned to Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 8, after five months of operations around U.S. 7th Fleet.

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) returns to Fleet Activities Sasebo, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  2. Military women from Brunei, U.S. exchange ideas, build lasting friendships during CARAT

    Women from the U.S. Navy and Royal Brunei Armed Forces came together for a leadership conference and exchange as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, Nov 7.

    Chief Hospital Corpsman Kadia Griffin discusses her career in the U.S. Navy with counterparts from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces during a women’s leadership conference as a part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, Nov. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  3. USS Chafee participates in multilateral MIO exercise

    The guided-missile destroyer will join ships from the Republic of Korea Navy and Royal Australian Navy for a maritime interdiction operations (MIO) exercise off the Republic of Korea coast, Nov. 6-7.

    USS Chafee (DDG 90) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Clemente A. Lynch)
  4. USS Mississippi visits Yokosuka during 7th Fleet patrol

    The Virginia-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 6 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) approaches the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  5. Brunei, U.S. deepen security partnerships through CARAT

    Armed forces from the U.S. and Brunei kicked off the 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise, Nov. 6.

    In this file photo, Sailors from USS McCampbell (DDG 85) return from the Royal Brunei Navy ship KDB Darussalam following training as part of CARAT in 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christian Senyk)
  6. USS Ashland completes exercise Blue Chromite

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed Okinawa, Nov. 4, after completing of a series of amphibious operations as part of Blue Chromite 18.

    Cpl. Bryien Young and fellow Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, disembark USS Ashland (LSD 48) at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Nov. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jonathan Clay)
  7. USS Coronado departs Singapore after 14-month rotational deployment to region

    The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Singapore, Nov. 4, to close out a Southeast Asia deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Coronado (LCS 4) sails in formation with Royal Thai Navy ships during exercise CARAT in June. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  8. USS John C. Stennis gets underway for training

    The aircraft carrier departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Nov. 3, to conduct routine training in preparation for a future deployment.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departs Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Nov. 3. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Erika Kugler)
  9. USS O'Kane departs Pearl Harbor for Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 3, for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Gabrielle Joyner)
  10. Organization to oversee readiness in the Western Pacific established

    U.S. Pacific Fleet (CPF) Commander Adm. Scott Swift established the CPF Detachment (Det) Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (NSGWP) Oct. 31.