1. USS Wayne E. Meyer to Depart for Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego March 20 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) file photo.
  2. USS Kidd Completes Andaman Sea Search; Detached from SAR Efforts

    Searching a combined 15,000 square miles since March 10, USS Kidd (DDG 100) and its MH-60R helicopters completed their search of the Andaman Sea and have been detached from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search and rescue (SAR) effort as of March 18.

    Sailors inspect USS Kidd's (DDG 100) flight deck while operating in the Indian Ocean March 16. (U.S. Navy)
  3. USS Blue Ridge Strengthens Ties with Visit to Manila

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Manila for a port visit March 18, highlighting the long-standing alliance between the U.S. and the Philippines.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) arrives in Manila, March 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelby Sanders)
  4. USS Frank Cable Underway from Guam for 7th Fleet Operations

    The submarine tender departed Naval Base Guam March 14 and will visit several countries in the Asia-Pacific region during an underway period in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    Capt. Mark Benjamin, commanding officer of USS Frank Cable (AS 40) looks through binoculars on the bridge as the ship deaprts Guam March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jon Erickson)
  5. Kidd Sailors Expand Roles for Round the Clock MH370 Search

    The crew is stepping up their search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean with round-the-clock coverage.

    Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Austin Luna conducts maintenance on an MH-60R helicopter aboard USS Kidd (DDG 100), March 16. (U.S. Navy)
  6. USS Kidd Expands Flight MH370 Search into Indian Ocean

    The search continues March 16 for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight as USS Kidd expands its patrol area from the northwest entrance of the Strait of Malacca into the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea.

    USS Kidd (DDG 100) file photo.
  7. 7th Fleet Adjusts Efforts in Support of MH370 Search

    USS Kidd (DDG 100) will proceed to the Strait of Malacca to continue its assistance with the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon will join the effort later this week, U.S. 7th Fleet announced March 13.

    Royal Malaysian Navy Corvette KD Terengganu and a U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter operating from USS Pinckney (DDG 91) conduct coordinated air and sea search response March 12. (U.S. Navy/OS1 Claudia Franco)
  8. McCampbell Joins JMSDF in Ishinomaki for Commemorative Visit

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Takanami (DD 110) are visiting Ishinomaki, Japan, in remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and to pay homage to those who lost their lives and the many more who were displaced on March 11, 2011.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrives in Ishinomaki, March 10.
  9. Seventh Fleet Continues Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370

    The search effort continued for a third day March 11, with USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) searching sections of the Gulf of Thailand, while a P-3C Orion flew missions there and over the Strait of Malacca.

    A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 prepares to depart Subang, Malaysia, March 11 in support of the search effort. (U.S. Navy)
  10. Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado Arrives in San Diego

    The ship arrived at its new homeport of San Diego March 10, a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for April 5 at Naval Air Station North Island.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits San Diego Bay, March 10. (U.S. Navy/Doug Sayers)