1. CARAT 2016 exercise series kicks off in Malaysia

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations began June 1.

    In this file photo, Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4 and members of the Royal Malaysian Navy conduct boat formation training during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Scott)
  2. Pacific Submarine Force bids Aloha to City of Corpus Christi

    The Pacific Submarine Force and the Pearl Harbor waterfront said farewell to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) in a decommissioning ceremony, May 30.

    Mark Scott, a city councilman of Corpus Christi, Texas, addresses Memorial Day guests at the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael H. Lee)
  3. USNS Mercy stops in Guam during Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived in Guam May 31 to take on supplies and additional crew, and will participate in a field training exercise prior to the first mission stop.

    In this file photo, Pacific Partnership mission personnel man the rails as USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Pearl Harbor earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Johans Chavarro)
  4. Teamwork, training key to USNS Mercy MEDEVAC of South Korean sailor

    The hospital ship conducted a medical evacuation May 27 to assist a Republic of Korea Navy sailor in need of medical attention.

    An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 performs a medical evacuation of a sailor from Republic of Korea Submarine SSK Lee Eok Gi (SS 071) to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriman)
  5. Pacific Fleet Commander, Fleet Master Chief visit Naval Base Kitsap

    Adm. Scott Swift and Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman visited Naval Base Kitsap to hold all-hands calls May 23-25.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S.
      Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman, meet with Sailors assigned to
      Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor during an all-hands call. (U.S. Navy/MC3
      Seth Coulter)
  6. PACFLT holds MMCA talks, enhances cooperation with PLA

    The overall goal of the two-day talks is to strengthen ties through open communication and to improve operational safety in the air and maritime environments.

    Representatives from U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air
        Forces and the People's Republic of China People's Liberation Army
        Navy and Air Force met May 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara
        Vaughn)
  7. USNS Mercy arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 24 in support of this year's disaster preparedness mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Pearl Harbor earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MU1 Pete Sutorius)
  8. America flies through flight deck recertification

    The amphibious assault ship was re-certified less than 36 hours after returning to sea.

    Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Brandon
        Latimer directs an AV-8B Harrier in position for takeoff from the
        ship’s flight deck. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon)
  9. U.S., Royal Thai navies enhance maritime cooperation during exercise Guardian Sea

    The exercise, May 23-27 in the Andaman Sea, focuses on anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Andrew Ryan Smith)
  10. Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego homeport

    The Navy announced today the future next-generation guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego, arriving there in late 2016.

    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials in April. (U.S. Navy file photo)