1. USS Bremerton returns to Pearl Harbor for final time

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home from a Western Pacific deployment, April 6, the boat's last before beginning deactivation.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 6. (U.S Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  2. Navy chief charts course to develop 'world-class' leaders

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework, April 6.

  3. Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete integration training

    As the first fully integrated training period between the ARG and MEU this work-up cycle, the exercise honed the team’s abilities to plan and execute missions.

    USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conduct a strait transit exercise, March 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Molly DiServio)
  4. Medal of Honor Recipient laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a naval aviator who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War, was laid to rest with full military honors, April 4.

    Sailors from The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fold the American flag during the full honors funeral of U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, April 4. (U.S. Army/Elizabeth Fraser)
  5. Pacific Partnership 2018 mission begins in Palau

    After the arrival of the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) the previous day, Pacific Partnership officially kicked off in Palau, April 4.

    Personnel aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) man the rails while arriving in Palau for Pacific Partnership, April 3. (U.S Navy/MCSN Caledon Rabbipal)
  6. Pacific Partnership 2018 hosts Women, Peace and Security conference

    The three-day event in Indonesia that kicked off April 3 was created to spark discussion about ways to enhance crisis response.

    Flt. Lt. Chloe Lowndes, Royal Australian Navy, currently assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) makes a presentation during the Women’s Peace and Security Conference, April 3. (MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  7. Pacific Partnership 2018 enhances interoperability with HADR seminar

    The mission team and local officials gathered in Bengkulu, Indonesia, April 3, to discuss disaster response.

    Lt. Christopher Kimrey delivers a presentation during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) seminar in Bengkulu, Indonesia as a part of Pacific Partnership, April 3. (MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  8. USS Topeka returns to Guam after regional patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport in Guam, March 30, following a three-month forward-operating period in the Western Pacific.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) crew members are greeted by family and friends during the submarine's homecoming, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jamica Johnson)
  9. Navy observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Throughout April, the Navy joins the nation in observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).

  10. Pacific Partnership opens in Indonesia with ceremony

    The Pacific Partnership 2018 mission in Indonesia officially kicked off with a two-part opening ceremony ashore and aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in Bengkulu, April 2.

    U.S. and Indonesian officials cut the ceremonial cake during a reception aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)

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