1. Bonhomme Richard ESG ships arrive in Hong Kong for port visit

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20), both with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong Sept. 29.

    Sailors aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20) observe as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) breaks away from a formation last week during exercise Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Patrick Dionne)
  2. 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam begins

    The U.S. Navy and Vietnam People's Navy kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam with a welcoming ceremony in Da Nang, Sept. 28.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approaches the pier in Da Nang, Vietnam, Sept. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  3. Valiant Shield exercise supports joint integration

    Units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force completed the biennial exercise Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 23.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit the Philippine Sea in formation during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew Schneider)
  4. Makin Island ARG completes certification exercise

    In preparation for an upcoming deployment, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed a two-week certification exercise Sept. 22.

    USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Comstock (LSD 45) sail in formation during CERTEX off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Larry S. Carlson)
  5. US, ROK navies demonstrate anti-submarine warfare, precision strike capabilities

    The two navies joined forces to conduct a combined maritime operation in waters east of the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 26.

    ROKS Seoae Ryusungryong (DDG 993), front, and clockwise, ROKS Yul Gok Yii (DDG 992), ROKS Kang Gam Chan (DDH 979) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) maneuver together during a combined maritime operation, Sept. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Gaskill)
  6. Joint exercise Valiant Shield concludes in Pacific

    Units and personnel from across U.S. Pacific Command completed exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 23.

    Ships of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7 steam in formation as exercise Valiant Shield 2016 comes to a close. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christian Senyk)
  7. USS Fort Worth returns to 3rd Fleet area of operations

    The littoral combat ship sailed east across the international date line Sept. 21 as it transits to its homeport of San Diego to complete a rotational deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, in November 2014 as its current deployment began. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  8. Valiant Shield 2016 joint forces conduct concept of operations exercise

    Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force conducted a concept of operations simulated exercise during Valiant Shield, Sept. 17.

    Sailors discuss operations on the Destroyer Squadron 15 watch floor aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sara B. Sexton)
  9. USS Jackson set for San Diego homeport arrival

    USS Jackson (LCS 6) is scheduled to arrive in San Diego Sept. 22, completing the littoral combat ship's maiden voyage to her new homeport.

    In this file photo, USS Jackson (LCS 6) sits along the pier at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kegan E. Kay)
  10. Fort Worth visits Kwajalein as transit home continues

    Following a brief logistical stop, the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sept. 18, en route to its San Diego homeport.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Singapore in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)