1. Pacific Fleet Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year announced

    Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Brent Schermerhorn and Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) 1st Class David Matuska were announced as the 2016 Pacific Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, March 10.

    IC1 Brent Schermerhorn, second from left, and AWV1 David Matuska, second from right, pose for a photo with their spouses, Adm. Scott Swift, right, Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman, left, and Medal of Honor recipient Charles Hagemeister following the  luncheon announcing the Sailors of the Year. (U.S. Navy/ MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  2. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, JMSDF train together

    Carrier Strike Group 1 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) concluded a bilateral exercise in the East China Sea, March 10.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), JS Sazanami (DD 113), JS Samidare (DD 106), and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) steam in formation during training in the East China Sea, March 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean M. Castellano)
  3. U.S. Navy, JMSDF complete annual MultiSail exercise

    Destroyer Squadron 15 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17, March 10.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships in formation during MultiSail 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar)
  4. Oklahoma City visits Western Australia during patrol

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrived at HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, March 7, for a port visit.

    Royal Australian Navy sailors heave in a mooring line as USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrives at HMAS Stirling during a previous visit in February. (RAN/LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)
  5. Navy-Marine Corps team begins regional patrol

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Okinawa, Japan, March 8 to begin a routine patrol in U.s. 7th Fleet.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches White Beach Naval Facility, March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)

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