1. U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force begin MultiSail exercise

    The annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2017 kicked off March 6 and runs through March 10.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Mustin (DDG 89), and USS Barry (DDG 52) maneuver near USS Stethem (DDG 63) during training last week en route to Guam and exercise MultSail. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan Harper)
  2. USS Carl Vinson hosts ambassador, Philippines guests

    U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Phillippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and others visited the aircraft carrier at sea, March 4.

    Ambassador Kim and Defense Secretary Lorenzana observe flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matt Brown)
  3. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa to embark Marines

    The amphibious assault ship arrived at White Beach, March 4, ready to bring elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard for a regional patrol.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches White Beach Naval Facility , March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  4. PHIBRON 11 ships out to sea for regional patrol

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, March 3, to join ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group on patrol.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, March 3. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Geoffrey P. Barham)
  5. Green Bay conducts routine South China Sea patrol

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted routine operations in the South China Sea, March 2 after departing exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.

    Chief Engineman Paris Pharisien stands conning officer watch aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  6. Santa Fe visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2 for a port visit.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) ties up to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  7. USS Green Bay wraps up Cobra Gold exercise

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked Marines completed exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 24, after operating in the Gulf of Thailand and various locations throughout Thailand.

    A landing craft utility prepares to embark the well deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  8. USS Michael Murphy completes OMSI mission

    The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard recently concluded a joint 18-day Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) mission in the Central and South Pacific to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Masterson disembarks a fishing vessel Feb. 8 during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danny Kelley)
  9. 12th Pacific Partnership mission to enhance regional ties, cooperation

    The U.S. Navy will join allied and partner nation forces to help improve disaster response preparedness and capacity during the 12th Pacific Partnership mission, beginning March 1.

    File photo of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), the primary mission platform for Pacific Partnership 2017. (U.S. Navy)
  10. USS Bonhomme Richard departs Sasebo for patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Feb. 27 for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)