1. USS Olympia makes Pacific Northwest namesake visit

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) concluded a visit to the Pacific Northwest, Jan. 30, following a series of community engagements in Bremerton and nearby Olympia.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) approaches the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  2. USS Michael Murphy visits Fiji ahead of Oceania maritime security operations

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Suva, Fiji, for a routine port visit, Jan. 27.

    Ensign Christa Ratcliff and other Sailors man the rails as USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrives in Suva for a port visit, Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danny Kelley)
  3. NMCB 4 conducts loading exercise with USS San Diego

    Seabees participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities loading exercise aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22), Jan. 26, a first for the battalion.

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 humvees sit along the pier adjacent to USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a loading exercise, Jan. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Rosalie Chang)
  4. First Pacific-based F-35C fighters arrive at NAS Lemoore

    Four of the Navy’s newest F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., Jan. 25.

    F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters taxi across the flight line after arriving at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Zachary Eshleman)
  5. USS Green Bay begins Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol

    The amphibious transport dock ship departed its forward-deployed base of Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 25 for a routine regional patrol.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  6. USS John S. McCain visits Subic Bay during patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Subic Bay, Jan. 23, for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and United States.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) operates in the South China Sea, Jan. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 James Vazquez)
  7. First Pacific-based F-35C fighters to arrive next week

    Four F-35C Lightning II aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Naval Air Station Lemoore Jan. 25 and will join recently reactivated Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125.

    In this file photo, an F-35C Lightning II attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 taxis at Naval Air Station Fallon in December. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joseph R. Vincent)
  8. USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka after return to 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 19 for a port visit.

    The Sri Lanka Navy Band marches away after performing to welcome USS Hopper (DDG 70) to Colombo, Jan. 19. (U.S. Embassy Colombo photo)
  9. Seabees commence 75th anniversary celebrations

    U.S. Navy Seabees gathered at the Seabee Museum, Jan. 18, to kick off a series of celebrations throughout 2017 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Naval Construction Force, March 5, 1942.

    Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg presents a coin to retired Carpenter’s Mate 1st Class Macy Coffin, a World War II Seabee veteran, following the Seabees 75th anniversary kickoff ceremony.  (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  10. USS Topeka visits Yokosuka during 7th Fleet patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)