1. USS Essex gets underway for sea trials, certifications

    The amphibious assault ship departed its homeport of San Diego, June 19 to recertify the ship after its maintenance availability.

    Seaman Andrew Roysdon uses a sound powered phone as USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the San Diego Bay, June 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Donavan K. Patubo)
  2. USS Lake Erie completes relief mission in Sri Lanka

    Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser completed their contributions to the humanitarian assistance mission in Sri Lanka, June 17.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jason McEntire works with Sri Lankan Marines to repair levees during humanitarian assistance operations, June 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  3. USS Sterett visits Subic Bay during Western Pacific operations

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a scheduled port visit, June 18.

    Sailors aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) man the lines as the ship arrives in Subic Bay, June 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  4. Senior ROK, U.S. enlisted discuss effective leadership tactics

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea Fleet co-hosted the second annual ROK and U.S. Senior Enlisted Leadership Development Program in Busan, June 14-16.

    Master Chief Christopher Stone, command master chief for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea speaks during the second annual U.S./ROK Senior Enlisted Leadership Development Program, June 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine Ralliford)
  5. Navy community in Yokosuka rallies to support USS Fitzgerald crew, families

    Sailors and community members at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, are rallying around the crew and families of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

    Rear Adm. Greg Fenton thanks the crew of the Navy Tug Seminole (YT 805) for their work in assisting USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Richard L.J. Gourley)
  6. U.S. Navy identifies 7 deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

    The remains of seven Sailors were located in flooded berthing compartments aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18.

  7. U.S. and Philippine naval forces enhance cooperation, strengthen alliance during Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

    The maritime security-focused exercise is being held in the vicinity of Cebu, June 19-25.

    Service members from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and Armed Forces of the Philippines attend the exercise's opening ceremony, June 19. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Micah Blechner)
  8. 7th Fleet commander holds press conference about USS Fitzgerald collision

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin spoke to reporters, June 18, at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin speaks to reporters in Yokosuka, June 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  9. Number of USS Fitzgerald Sailors' remains found

    A number of Sailors' remains that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, June 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  10. USS Fitzgerald returns to Yokosuka, Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer, aided by tug boats, returned to Yokosuka at 6:15 p.m., June 17, following a collision with a merchant vessel earlier in the day. Seven of Fitzgerald's crew are still unaccounted for.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, June 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)