1. Pacific Partnership 2017 makes inaugural Sri Lanka mission stop

    Pacific Partnership 2017 made its initial mission stop in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, March 7, with the arrival of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) arrives in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, to participate in a Pacific Partnership 2017 mission stop. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  2. Top Pacific Fleet Sailors meet in Hawaii for Sailor of the Year week

    Sea and shore Sailors of the Year from around Pacific Fleet have gathered in Pearl Harbor for a week focused on naval history and heritage, leadership and team building ahead of Friday’s announcement of the winners.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year finalists pause from a day of activities to take a group photo in front of fleet headquarters. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  3. U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force begin MultiSail exercise

    The annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2017 kicked off March 6 and runs through March 10.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Mustin (DDG 89), and USS Barry (DDG 52) maneuver near USS Stethem (DDG 63) during training last week en route to Guam and exercise MultSail. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan Harper)
  4. USS Carl Vinson hosts ambassador, Philippines guests

    U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Phillippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and others visited the aircraft carrier at sea, March 4.

    Ambassador Kim and Defense Secretary Lorenzana observe flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matt Brown)
  5. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa to embark Marines

    The amphibious assault ship arrived at White Beach, March 4, ready to bring elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard for a regional patrol.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches White Beach Naval Facility , March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  6. PHIBRON 11 ships out to sea for regional patrol

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, March 3, to join ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group on patrol.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, March 3. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Geoffrey P. Barham)
  7. Green Bay conducts routine South China Sea patrol

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted routine operations in the South China Sea, March 2 after departing exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.

    Chief Engineman Paris Pharisien stands conning officer watch aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  8. Santa Fe visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2 for a port visit.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) ties up to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  9. USS Green Bay wraps up Cobra Gold exercise

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked Marines completed exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 24, after operating in the Gulf of Thailand and various locations throughout Thailand.

    A landing craft utility prepares to embark the well deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  10. USS Michael Murphy completes OMSI mission

    The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard recently concluded a joint 18-day Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) mission in the Central and South Pacific to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Masterson disembarks a fishing vessel Feb. 8 during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danny Kelley)