1. USS Sterett arrives in Guam for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Naval Base Guam, Aug. 4, for one of the final port visits of its Western Pacific deployment.

    Sailors aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) prepare to moor the ship as it approaches Naval Base Guam, Aug. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  2. Marine Corps, Navy transition to recovery efforts after MV-22 Osprey mishap

    Search and rescue operations for three Marines involved in the Aug. 5 mishap off Australia's coast were suspended in the early morning hours of Aug. 6.

    Aircraft and small boats from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Green Bay (LCD 20) conduct search and rescue operations. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. Navy identifies missing USS Stethem Sailor

    The USS Stethem (DDG 63) Sailor missing since Aug. 1 has been identified as Lt. Steven D. Hopkins.

  4. Search suspended for USS Stethem Sailor

    After more than three days of continuous search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended operations to locate a Sailor assigned to USS Stethem (DDG 63) at 4 p.m., Japan Standard Time, Aug. 4.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63) returns to Yokosuka, Japan, in November. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ESG ships, 31st MEU begin amphibious integration training

    The training, designed to ensure the 'blue-green' team can accomplish a wide range of missions, began Aug. 2.

    In this file photo, U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys prepare to take off from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  6. Maritime Prepositioning Force ships conduct group sail

    The demanding two-day exercise was the first of its kind in 10 years for Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron 3.

    Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron 3 ships operate in formation off Saipan, Aug. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matt Brown)
  7. USS Pioneer returns from 2JA exercise

    The forward-deployed mine sweeper returned to Sasebo Aug. 1 after completing the U.S.-Japan mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) 2JA near Ominato, Japan.

    USS Pioneer (MCM 9) departs Sasebo, Japan to participate in the Mine Countermeasure exercise 2JA, July 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  8. USS Barry to visit Guadalcanal for 75th anniversary of battle

    The guided-missile destroyer will arrive at the port of Honiara in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 4, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

    USS Barry (DDG 52) file photo (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar)
  9. Parade of ships kicks off Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

    Seattle Seafair Fleet Week is underway after a parade of U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships in the Port of Seattle, Aug. 2.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) sails in Seafair Fleet Week's Parade of Ships, Aug. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jacob G. Sisco)
  10. USS Carl Vinson conducts carrier qualifications

    The aircraft carrier departed its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island to complete fleet replacement squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications, July 31.

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), July 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matt Brown)