1. Swift Talks Regional Trends During Cooperative Strategy Forum

    The Pacific Fleet commander spoke to more than 100 during a cooperative strategy forum at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Dec. 14.

    Adm. Scott Swift talks to students about regional issues in
        the Indo-Asia Pacific Region during the Naval War College
        cooperative strategy forum. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher
        Hubenthal)
  2. 74th Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Heroes

    The National Park Service and U.S. Navy co-hosted a 74th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 to honor the sacrifices made by those who fought and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago.

    WWII veterans look on during today's Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)
  3. Sunset Tribute Honors Sailors Lost Aboard USS Utah

    Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans and guests gathered at the USS Utah Memorial for a sunset tribute on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 6.

    Gilbert Meyer, a Pearl Harbor survivor, speaks with service members at the USS Utah Memorial sunset tribute on Ford Island. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Meranda Keller)
  4. P-8 Poseidon Aircraft Deploys to Singapore

    The U.S. and Singapore on Monday announced the inaugural deployment of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft to Singapore from Dec. 7-14 to support cooperative efforts in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 operates over the Philippine Sea in 2014.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dustin Knight)
  5. USS Ronald Reagan Completes 2015 Patrol

    The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 3 after completing a regional patrol.

    A Sailor reunites with his family after the return of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to Yokosuka, Dec. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan N. McFarlane)
  6. Essex ARG, 15th MEU Enter U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of Operations

    Having returned to the Eastern Pacific Nov. 30, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU are nearing completion of a deployment that included operations in U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets.

    In this file photo, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steam in formation earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher B. Janik)
  7. US, Japan Forces Enhance Warfighting Capabilities

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force completed Annual Exercise, Nov. 25.

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group steams in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during Annual Exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  8. Japanese Minister of Defense Visits USS Port Royal

    Gen Nakatani visited and toured the guided-missile cruiser, and spoke with the ship’s commanding officer and personnel about the U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile defense systems, Nov. 23.

    Gen Nakatani, center, the Japanese Minister of Defense, speaks with Capt. Adolfo Ibarra, second from left, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), and staff members of Nakatani's cabinet during a tour of the ship as part of Nakatani's visit to Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeff Troutman)
  9. Charlotte Visits Yokosuka During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 24 for a port visit.

    USS Charlotte (SSN 766) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on Tuesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  10. USS Fort Worth Passes One-Year Mark on Maiden Deployment

    The littoral combat ship recently surpassed the one-year mark on her 16-month rotational deployment to Singapore in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the Sulu Sea during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in August.(U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)