1. Blue Ridge Arrives in Sri Lanka, Forging New Ties

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 26 for a port visit.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is greeted by the Sri Lanka Navy Band as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrives in Colombo for a port visit. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Sri Lanka)
  2. PACFLT Announces 2015 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Corey Smith and Navy Diver 1st Class Kristoffer Ilagan were announced as the 2015 Pacific Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, March 25.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) finalists — including Sea SOY Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Corey Smith, back row left, and Shore SOY Navy Diver 1st Class Kristoffer Ilagan, back row second from right — and Pacific Fleet senior enlisted leaders pose for a group photo earlier this week. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  3. PACFLT Commander Talks Innovation at TANG Event

    Adm. Scott Swift delivered a keynote speech at the closing of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Mission Planning Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation seminar, March 24.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks with participants of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Mission Planning Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) seminar. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  4. Great Green Fleet Participates in Foal Eagle

    John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet, wrapped up a Maritime Counter Special Operations Force exercise March 24, as part of Foal Eagle on the Korean Peninsula and surrounding waters.

    Ships assigned to the John C. Stennis Strike Group and the Republic of Korea  Navy 1st Fleet Maritime Battle Group One steam together during Maritime Counter Special Operations Force (MCSOF) exercise, as part of Foal Eagle 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Andre T. Richard)
  5. NMCB 4 Assumes Charge of Pacific NCF Operations

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 has assumed charge of all Pacific Region Naval Construction Force (NCF) missions after relieving NMCB 3, March 19.

    U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Brian Rosette, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, passes a concrete block to a Republic of Korea Seabee during pier repair training for exercise Foal Eagle in March. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  6. USS America Returns to Sea

    The amphibious assault ship returned to sea March 21 after completing a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period during which the crew and contractors made improvements to the ship's design.

    USS America (LHA 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon/)
  7. 30th NCR Wraps Up Foal Eagle 2016

    The 30th Naval Construction Regiment completed construction with Republic of Korea Navy Seabees for exercise Foal Eagle 2016, March 18.

    U.S. Navy Builder Constructionman Apprentice Brooklyn Allen, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, shovels aggregate with Republic of Korea Seabees during pier repair training for Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  8. USS Boxer Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Hong Kong, March 21, after recently concluding exercise Ssang Yong 16 in the Republic of Korea.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4) approaches Hong Kong, March 21.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Caracci)
  9. Stennis Strike Group Joins Exercise Foal Eagle

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group completed a port visit in the Republic of Korea March 18 and departed to join exercise Foal Eagle with the ROK Armed Forces.

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship departs Busan following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marcus L. Stanley)
  10. William P. Lawrence, Paul Hamilton to Swap Homeports

    Pearl Harbor-based USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) will move to San Diego and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) will arrive in Hawaii in mid-2016.

    In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and Hawaii-based USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steam in formation during training off Southern California in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher Frost)