1. MSC Ships Deliver Marines, Cargo to Philippines for Balikatan

    Three Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships delivered Marines and their equipment to Subic Bay ahead of exercise Balikatan, which kicked off April 4.

    An AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle rolls off the ramp of maritime prepositioning force ship USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) in preparation for exercise Balikatan 16. (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)
  2. Communication Suite Proves Energy Efficient in Foal Eagle

    A new communication suite used by the staff of Commander, Task Force 75 during exercise Foal Eagle 2016 reduced fuel consumption by 30 percent from its predecessor.

    Cmdr. Jetter Riggs, assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 75, briefs Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, during a tour of CTF 75's command tent during exercise Foal Eagle in March. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  3. U.S., ROK Sailors Practice Mine Countermeasures

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) navies conducted mine countermeasures training March 28 – April 1 as part of exercise Foal Eagle.

    Sailors aboard USS Patriot (MCM 7) retrieve a training mine during exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  4. Nations Come Together, Finalize Plans for Pacific Partnership

    Pacific Partnership is taking shape as mission staff, partners from participating countries and non-governmental organizations gathered in San Diego, March 26-30, to complete the final planning conference for the 2016 mission.

    In this file photo, hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Fiji during the 2015 mission. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  5. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Mumbai

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Mumbai, India, April 3 for a port visit intended to promote friendships and strengthen ties.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Mumbai, April 3. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Consulate Mumbai)
  6. Two Final Four Combatants Have Link to Pearl Harbor

    One of this Saturday's Final Four NCAA matchups was previewed at historic Bloch Arena earlier in the season - in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

    Service members and their families look on as the Oklahoma Sooners and Villanova Wildcats battle in a Pearl Harbor Day Invitational basketball game at Bloch Arena on Joint Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 7, 2015. (USPACOM/2nd Lt. Sabrina Black)
  7. US, ROK Submarine Forces Hold Talks in Guam

    Commander, Submarine Group 7 and representatives from the Republic of Korea Navy conducted the 43rd Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting, March 30-31 at Naval Base Guam.

    Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea submarine forces pose outside Submarine Squadron 15 at Polaris Point, Naval Base Guam, to celebrate the conclusion of the 43rd Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Allen McNair)
  8. Two New Destroyers to be Homeported in San Diego

    The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) and USS John Finn (DDG 113) will be homeported at Naval Base San Diego, beginning in fall 2016 and early 2017.

    In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn (DDG 113) is launched in March 2015 in Pascagoula, Miss. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. HM-14, ROK Navy Practice Mine Countermeasures

    Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14 participated in airborne mine countermeasures training off Pohang, Republic of Korea, March 29 as part of exercise Foal Eagle.

    Sailors assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) prepare an MK-105 Magnetic Mine Sweeping System for airborne mine countermeasures training during exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  10. LCS Crew 101 Commanding Officer Relieved in Singapore

    The commanding officer of Crew 101 for the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) was relieved March 28 by Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73.