1. Los Angeles hosts inaugural Fleet Week

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS America (LHA 6) arrived at the Port of Los Angeles Aug. 30, kicking off the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week running through Sept. 5.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives at the Port of Los Angeles for Fleet Week 2016. (USCG/PO3 Andrea Anderson)
  2. Pacific Partnership departs Indonesia, final mission stop

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the embarked Pacific Partnership team departed their fifth and final mission stop, Padang, Indonesia, Aug. 30.

    Cmdr. Miguel Gutierrez plays with Indonesian children during a Pacific Partnership 2016 surgical screening, Aug. 20. (USMC/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  3. Navy's 2016 Stockdale Award recipients announced

    Cmdr. Gary G. Montalvo, commanding officer of USS North Carolina (SSN 777), is the Pacific Fleet recipient of the 2016 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award.

    Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, left, and other watch officers man the bridge as USS North Carolina (SSN 777) transits Tokyo Bay in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  4. Decatur, Spruance conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise with Japan

    The crews from the two guided-missile destroyers participated in a Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) exercise with the JMSDF Aug. 22-26.

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors collaborate aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73), Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy/LTJG Daphne White)
  5. Ships to visit Los Angeles for inaugural Fleet Week

    USS America (LHA 6) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) are set to arrive in Los Angeles Aug. 30 for Los Angeles Fleet Week, running through Sept. 5.

    In this file photo, USS America (LHA 6) operates in the Pacific during exercise RIMPAC 2016 in June. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Demetrius Kennon)
  6. USS Fort Worth arrives in Cebu for port visit

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Cebu, Philippines, Aug. 28, the second port call on the ship's transit back to its homeport in San Diego.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  7. Kiwi Sailor of the Year visits Pearl Harbor

    The Royal New Zealand Navy's 2015 Sailor of the Year visited Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters during a trip to the United States, Aug. 22-24.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Master Chief Suz Whitman, right, Royal New Zealand Navy Sailor of the Year (SOY) Leading Hand and Lead Chef Alexis Gray, her mother, Shannan Clarke, and PACFLT Sailor of the Year Chief Hospital Corpsman Corey Smith tour the USS Arizona Memorial, Aug. 23. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  8. Makin Island ARG ready after integrated training

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Amphibious Squadron 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, Aug. 25.

    USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sail in formation off the coast of Southern California during the Makin Island ARG's COMPTUEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Abby Rader)
  9. Joint Forces celebrate Women's Equality Day in Hawaii

    Service members and civilians from the Navy and Air Force gathered for the Hawaii Joint Forces Diversity Committee’s observance of Women’s Equality Day at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26.

    Ms. Lynn Simpson engages with Sailors after giving a keynote speech for the Hawaii Joint Forces Diversity Committee’s observance of Women’s Equality Day. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  10. USS Coronado departs Hawaii for Western Pacific deployment

    The littoral combat ship departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific after participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) operates off the Hawaiian Islands during exercise RIMPAC 2016 in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michaela Garrison)