1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. USS Mississippi returns from maiden deployment

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 1 following her maiden deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  5. PAC SAG hosts Royal Australian Navy exchange officer

    A Royal Australian Navy officer deployed with the inaugural U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group is helping enhance relations and build interoperability between the two navies.

    Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Scott left, with Capt. Charles Johnson, commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31, is in the midst of a two-year tour on the DESRON staff. (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. Los Angeles hosts inaugural Fleet Week

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS America (LHA 6) arrived at the Port of Los Angeles Aug. 30, kicking off the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week running through Sept. 5.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives at the Port of Los Angeles for Fleet Week 2016. (USCG/PO3 Andrea Anderson)
  7. Pacific Partnership departs Indonesia, final mission stop

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the embarked Pacific Partnership team departed their fifth and final mission stop, Padang, Indonesia, Aug. 30.

    Cmdr. Miguel Gutierrez plays with Indonesian children during a Pacific Partnership 2016 surgical screening, Aug. 20. (USMC/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  8. Navy's 2016 Stockdale Award recipients announced

    Cmdr. Gary G. Montalvo, commanding officer of USS North Carolina (SSN 777), is the Pacific Fleet recipient of the 2016 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award.

    Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, left, and other watch officers man the bridge as USS North Carolina (SSN 777) transits Tokyo Bay in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  9. Decatur, Spruance conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise with Japan

    The crews from the two guided-missile destroyers participated in a Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) exercise with the JMSDF Aug. 22-26.

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors collaborate aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73), Aug. 25. (U.S. Navy/LTJG Daphne White)
  10. Ships to visit Los Angeles for inaugural Fleet Week

    USS America (LHA 6) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) are set to arrive in Los Angeles Aug. 30 for Los Angeles Fleet Week, running through Sept. 5.

    In this file photo, USS America (LHA 6) operates in the Pacific during exercise RIMPAC 2016 in June. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Demetrius Kennon)