1. Pacific Partnership concludes 2016 mission

    The 11th annual Pacific Partnership mission departed the Western Pacific recently after completing mission stops throughout Southeast Asia.

    JS Shimokita (LST 4002) steams alongside USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) while transiting to Vietnam in July. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  2. Navy adjusts LCS class crewing, readiness, employment

    The Navy announced today it will implement several key changes to the projected 28-ship littoral combat ship (LCS) Flight 0/0+ class over the next five years that will simplify crewing, stabilize testing, and increase overseas deployment presence availability.

    In this file photo, USS Independence (LCS 2), foreground, and USS Freedom (LCS 1) maneuver together during an exercise in 2012. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Jan Shultis)
  3. Future USS Zumwalt departs Maine for commissioning, San Diego homeport

    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed Bath Iron Works, Sept. 7, marking the beginning of a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego.

    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials in April. (U.S. Navy photo)
  4. Inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week concludes

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS America (LHA 6) departed from the Port of Los Angeles, Sept. 6, bringing the first Los Angeles Fleet Week to a close.

    USS America (LHA 6) departs the Port of Los Angeles after participating in Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy/MCC Ryan B. Tabios)
  5. U.S. Pacific Command forces to come together for exercise Valiant Shield

    Forces from U.S. Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 12-23 on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex.

    In this file photo, ships and aircraft operate in formation over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Valiant Shield 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  6. USS Fort Worth visits Guam during transit home

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Guam Sept. 6 for a routine port visit while en route to its homeport in San Diego.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Singapore in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  7. Nations talk helicopter safety, standards in Singapore

    Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2.

    In this file photo, a Philippine Navy helicopter lands aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48) during exercise CARAT in June. (USMC/Cpl. Carl King Jr.)
  8. U.S. Navy staffs in Singapore test afloat watch stations

    Navy Reservists and staff from Logistics Group Western Pacific and Military Sealift Command Far East operated watch stations aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) Aug. 22 - Sept. 2 as part of exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

    Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  9. Surface Force commander orders engineering stand down, retraining for LCS engineering departments

    Vice Adm. Tom Rowden recently ordered an engineering stand down for every LCS crew to review procedures and standards for their engineering departments.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Christopher Frost)
  10. Navy, Marine Corps support Sasebo disaster drill

    An MV-22 Osprey operating from the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group at sea transported medical personnel and evacuated a simulated patient from a remote island during Sasebo, Japan's annual emergency drill, Sept. 1.

    Emergency medical service personnel practice carrying a victim on a stretcher to an MV-22 Osprey as part of a disaster drill sponsored by the city of Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Adam Cole)