1. Makin Island ARG ready after integrated training

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Amphibious Squadron 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, Aug. 25.

    USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sail in formation off the coast of Southern California during the Makin Island ARG's COMPTUEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Abby Rader)
  2. Joint Forces celebrate Women's Equality Day in Hawaii

    Service members and civilians from the Navy and Air Force gathered for the Hawaii Joint Forces Diversity Committee’s observance of Women’s Equality Day at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26.

    Ms. Lynn Simpson engages with Sailors after giving a keynote speech for the Hawaii Joint Forces Diversity Committee’s observance of Women’s Equality Day. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  3. USS Coronado departs Hawaii for Western Pacific deployment

    The littoral combat ship departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific after participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) operates off the Hawaiian Islands during exercise RIMPAC 2016 in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michaela Garrison)
  4. Multi-agency, international partners rescue 2 from uninhabited island in Pacific

    Two mariners who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, are safe after writing “SOS” in the sand.

    A woman looks up as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft flies over East Fayu Island, Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy photo)
  5. USS Port Royal and USS Hopper set to deploy

    The ships will depart their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 25 for a deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Port Royal (CG 73) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel Barker)
  6. Boxer ARG, 13th MEU team returns to 3rd Fleet

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) team completed operations in U.S. 7th Fleet and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations, Aug. 25.

    In this file photo, USS Boxer (LHD 4) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) operate in the Pacific shortly after their deployment began in February. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Craig Z. Rodarte)
  7. Japan’s defense minister visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada visited the forward-deployed aircraft carrier at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 23.

    Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada receive a brief about the mission of forward-deployed naval forces aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adrienne Powers)
  8. SEACAT enhances cooperation between Southeast Asia navies

    The 15th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise got underway in Singapore, Aug 22.

    In this file photo, Indonesian Navy sailors conduct a simulated inspection of USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during a previous SEACAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kenny Zilka)
  9. Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group departs Okinawa

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 21, beginning their fall 2016 patrol.

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) transits to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the onload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Benjamin Stevens)
  10. USS Fort Worth departs Singapore for San Diego

    The littoral combat ship departed Changi Naval Base in Singapore Aug. 22, beginning a transit across the Pacific Ocean to her homeport in San Diego.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)

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