1. US, Royal Thai Navy get underway for Guardian Sea

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy are executing Guardian Sea, an anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise, in the Andaman Sea, May 22.

    The USS Sterett (DDG 104) moves into position ahead of RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421) and USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a maneuvering exercise as part of a multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the U.S. Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Thai Navy, May,11. (U.S. Navy/MCS3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2017 makes 2nd Vietnam mission stop

    Pacific Partnership kicked off in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, May 19, with the arrival of the U.S. expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    U.S. Navy Capt. Stanfield Chien receives a welcoming gift during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2017 Khanh Hoa. (U.S. Embassy Hanoi)
  3. USS Mustin joins annual Black Ship Festival in Japan

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shimoda, May 18, to celebrate the 78th annual Black Ship Festival.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits at anchor off Shimoda, May 18. (U.S. Navy)
  4. America ARG, 15th MEU successfully complete COMPTUEX

    The America Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California, May 17.

    USS America (LHA 6) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) sail behind USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a simulated strait transit, May 4. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Nathaniel S. McAllister)
  5. USS Alexandria completes Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-Class fast attack submarine returned to Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, May 18, after a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    Family and friends welcome home the crew of USS Alexandria (SSN 757), May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Harkins)
  6. CVW-5 aircraft fly aboard USS Ronald Reagan for patrol

    Carrier Air Wing 5 completed embarkation aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, May 19, for the carrier strike group's regional patrol.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to launch an E-2D Hawkeye from Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, May 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  7. U.S. Navy, JMSDF conduct PASSEX in South China Sea

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) and a pair of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships completed a passing exercise in the South China Sea, May 18.

    Sailors from USS Coronado (LCS 4) watch their ship steam alongside from aboard JS Izumo (DDH 183) during a passing exercise, May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  8. Blue Ridge upgrades network to CANES

    USS Blue Ridge became the first ship of its class to obtain a large-scale upgrade to its network infrastructure in March.

    USS Blue Ridge file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin A. Flinn)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2017 departs Da Nang, re-affirms warm ties with the city

    Pacific Partnership 2017 departed Da Nang, Vietnam, May 18, after completing 10 days of disaster response training, medical and engineering subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements, and community relations events.

    Lt. Cmdr. Justin Dye (center) performs spinal surgery at Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Center, May 16.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group completes training cycle steps

    Strike Group units recently completed a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA), Final Evolution Problem (FEP) and Group Sail, May 12, in preparation for their next deployment.

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducts a simulated strait transit exercise, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paul L. Archer)