1. Pacific Partnership Wraps Up in Vietnam

    The crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) completed their 10-day visit in Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 28, the ship’s last mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Epler)
  2. PACFLT Commander Reaffirms Close Ties with Singapore, Thanks Sailors During Southeast Asia Visit

    Adm. Scott Swift made his inaugural visit to Singapore Aug. 26-28, following two days of leadership engagements in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses Sailors, civilians and their families during an all hands call in Singapore. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  3. USS Chafee Supports Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) recently completed an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) mission with U.S. Coast Guard’s 14th District in the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90) operates in the Western Pacific in July. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Clemente A. Lynch)
  4. Japanese, U.S. Leaders Wish Farewell to USS Ronald Reagan

    Several Japanese and U.S. Navy distinguished visitors visited the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a ceremony Aug. 24 marking the Reagan’s upcoming role as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

    Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, left, commander of Naval Air Forces; Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet; and Hiroyasu Izumi, minister plenipotentiary and deputy chief of mission of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S., board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ahead of a commemoration ceremony marking Reagan’s new role as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  5. Fleet Master Chief Visits USS Hopper, USS Michael Murphy

    Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman paid a visit to Sailors aboard the two guided-missile destroyers Aug. 19 and 20 at Pearl Harbor.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman, left, speaks with Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Avelino Lopez aboard USS Michael Murphy.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Laurie Dexter)
  6. USS Fort Worth Completes CARAT with Indonesia and Malaysia

    The littoral combat ship took part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises with both Indonesia and Malaysia in August.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the Sulu Sea during CARAT Malaysia last week. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  7. USS Albuquerque Returns from Final Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) returned home to San Diego Aug. 21 following its final regularly-scheduled deployment.

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) transits San Diego Bay Aug. 21 as it returns to Naval Base Point Loma. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Ryan de Vera)
  8. CARAT Malaysia 2015 Comes to a Close in Sandakan

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces drew to a close during a ceremony in Sandakan, Aug 21.

    Ships from the Royal Malaysian Navy and the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) assemble in formation as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  9. CNO Visits Ronald Reagan, Stresses Importance of FDNF Role

    During an all hands call with the crews of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Aug. 17, Adm. Jonathan Greenert stressed the importance of Reagan joining the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets sailors stationed aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)
  10. Joint Typhoon Relief Mission Almost Complete on Saipan

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and federal officials announced on Tuesday that the Department of Defense disaster relief mission on Saipan is coming to a close.

    Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) move a fallen coconut tree during a community service project at Garapan Elementary School in Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David A. Cox)