1. USS Hopper arrives in Hong Kong for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, for a visit as part of its routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Keller)
  2. U.S., Japan successfully conduct first SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

    An SM-3 Block IIA guided missile launched by USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target for the first time Feb. 3 off Hawaii.

    USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nardel Gervacio)
  3. USS Michael Murphy supports Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The crew and embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel began an OMSI support mission this week.

    A U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 member boards a rigid hull inflatable boat for an OMSI mission, Feb. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danny Kelley)
  4. Coronado crew trains, flexes capabilities during at-sea period

    During an underway period in the South China Sea this week, littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducted a variety of drills to maintain operational proficiency.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) operates in the South China Sea, Feb. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  5. E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft arrive in Japan

    Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Feb. 2.

    Five E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 taxi the runway after arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.  (U.S. Navy/MC1 Gabriel S. Weber)
  6. USS Antietam damaged during anchoring

    USS Antietam (CG 54) damaged its propellers while anchoring in Tokyo Bay in the vicinity of Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 31. An investigation is underway to assess the full extent of the damage.

    USS Antietam (CG 54) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marcus L. Stanley)
  7. USS Coronado completes maintenance availability, returns to sea

    The littoral combat ship departed Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Jan. 31, after completing a maintenance availability in port.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Jan. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  8. USS Olympia makes Pacific Northwest namesake visit

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) concluded a visit to the Pacific Northwest, Jan. 30, following a series of community engagements in Bremerton and nearby Olympia.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) approaches the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  9. USS Michael Murphy visits Fiji ahead of Oceania maritime security operations

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Suva, Fiji, for a routine port visit, Jan. 27.

    Ensign Christa Ratcliff and other Sailors man the rails as USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrives in Suva for a port visit, Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danny Kelley)
  10. NMCB 4 conducts loading exercise with USS San Diego

    Seabees participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities loading exercise aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22), Jan. 26, a first for the battalion.

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 humvees sit along the pier adjacent to USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a loading exercise, Jan. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Rosalie Chang)