1. U.S., Brunei deepen maritime partnership during CARAT exercise

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the two nations kicked off Nov. 14.

    In this file photo, U.S. Sailors approach a Royal Brunei Navy offshore patrol vessel during training as part of a previous CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Derek A. Harkins)
  2. Comstock, 11th MEU strengthen relationships during Keen Sword

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines concluded exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Nov. 11

    USS Comstock (LSD 45) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Nardel Gervacio)
  3. USS Momsen returns from PAC SAG deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Everett, Wash., Nov. 10 from a seven-month Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) deployment in the Western Pacific.

    USS Momsen (DDG 92) approaches the pier at Naval Station Everett, Nov. 10. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Joseph E. Montemarano)
  4. USS Montgomery arrives in San Diego homeport

    The littoral combat ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego Nov. 8, completing its maiden voyage to its first homeport.

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives at its new San Diego homeport, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Trenton Kotlarz)
  5. US, ROK navies share in first Navy Alliance Awards

    The commanders of the Republic of Korea Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Korea recognized U.S. and ROK Sailors during the first Navy Alliance Awards in Busan this week.

    Rear Adm. Brad Cooper presents a Flag Letter of Commendation to a Republic of Korea Navy sailor during the first Navy Alliance Awards ceremony. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  6. Frank Cable returns to Guam after regional deployment

    Sailors and civilian mariners of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed a five-month deployment Nov. 8, returning to their homeport at Naval Base Guam.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returns to Guam, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy)
  7. PACFLT team implements rating modernization

    U.S. Pacific Fleet's new rating modernization Operational Planning Team is seeking input from Sailors as the team works to help shape the Navy's transition from enlisted ratings to Navy Occupational Specialty codes.

  8. USS Decatur and USS Spruance visit Pearl Harbor

    The two guided-missile destroyers arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 3, for the final port visit in their Pacific Surface Action Group deployment.

    USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 3. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Katarzyna Kobiljak )
  9. USS San Diego completes NASA Orion mission

    Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module Nov. 1.

    U.S. Navy divers operating from USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepare to tow a test version of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Torrey W. Lee)
  10. USS Comstock, 11th MEU Marines support Keen Sword

    Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are training with the Japan Self-Defense Forces as part of exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 4-11.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault vehicles depart USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a previous exercise in U.S. 7th Fleet. (USMC/Sgt. Melissa Wenger)