1. US Sailors Continue Legacy of Outreach, Friendships in Korea

    Active duty and reserve Sailors stationed across the Korean peninsula visited the Aikwangwon Social Welfare Foundation at Koje Island, Aug. 24, for a community outreach project with residents and staff.

    Sailors pose for a picture with residents during a U.S. Navy visit designed to build relationships with the community at Aikwangwon, a home and school for the mentally and physically disabled. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  2. New Navy-Funded Blue and Fin Whale Tagging Study Begins

    A Navy-funded study to continue documenting blue and fin whale distribution, occurrence and movement patterns along the U.S. West Coast and throughout the Eastern Pacific began July 31.

  3. USS Makin Island Visits Hong Kong

    The amphibious assault ship, along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong Aug. 20 for a port visit.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) operates in the Pacific earlier this month. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  4. USS Hawaii visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a port visit.

    USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrives in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 20. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Kakiel)
  5. USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyers are scheduled to return to San Diego Aug. 21 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    In this file photo, USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) transit togethr in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MCSA Carla Ocampo)
  6. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Set to Deploy

    The strike group will depart San Diego Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) operate together during a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in May. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin Harbach)
  7. U.S. Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting, Preserving Sunken Gravesite

    U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is "consistent with the identification" of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30).

    U.S. Embassy Jakarta Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer, U.S. Naval Attaché Capt. R. Mark Stacpoole and Marine Lt. Col. Miguel Avila pass a wreath to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Sailors during a wreath laying ceremony off Indonesia for USS Houston (CA 30) in June. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Senyk)
  8. US, ROK Navies Sign Anti-Submarine Warfare Charter

    Senior leaders signed the charter Aug. 16 in Busan, Republic of Korea, pledging to increase cooperation in future ASW training.

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet and Vice Adm. Jung Ho-Sup, commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet, sign a charter pledging cooperation in anti-submarine warfare at the Naval Operations Base in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  9. Blue Ridge Now 2nd Oldest Behind Constitution

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship now holds the honor of being the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy’s active duty fleet, next to USS Constitution, after the decommissioning of USS Denver (LPD 9) Aug. 14.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo.
  10. Hawaii to Welcome USS Preble and USS John Paul Jones

    The two guided-missile destroyers, previously homeported in San Diego, are set to arrive at their new home of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week.

    U.S. Navy file photo.