1. USS Blue Ridge completes 7th Fleet patrol

    The U.S 7th Fleet flagship returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka May 16, concluding a three-month regional patrol.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Osaka, Japan, in February following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Timothy Hale)
  2. USS Charlotte returns to Pearl Harbor

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 13 following a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Charlotte (SSN 766) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael H. Lee)
  3. One Chief's journey: Sailors of the Year pinned in Washington

    Chief Hospital Corpsman Corey Smith, U.S. Pacific Fleet's Sailor of the Year, reflects on his journey from USS Essex (LHD 2) to Washington.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Corey Smith, has his Chief Petty Officer anchors pinned on during a ceremony May 12 where the U.S. Navy's Sailors of the Year were meritoriously advanced. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Martin L. Carey)
  4. PACFLT commander lauds USO’s support of Sailors, families

    Adm. Scott Swift expressed his appreciation for the support of the United Services Organization (USO) during a working luncheon at Pearl Harbor, May 11.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks during a luncheon where the United Services Organization (USO) provided an update on future plans throughout the Pacific.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  5. USNS Mercy departs for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship departed San Diego May 11 for a deployment in support of the Navy's annual Pacific Partnership mission.

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs Naval Base San Diego en route to the Western Pacific and this year's Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher Veloicaza)
  6. U.S. 7th Fleet commander, staff grow relationship with PLA(N)

    Senior staff from U.S. 7th Fleet and the People's Liberation Army Navy met in several engagements and planned activities during USS Blue Ridge's (LCC 19) recent visit to Shanghai.

    U.S. 7th Fleet and People’s Liberation Army (Navy) staff members take part in a roundtable discussion in Shanghai. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Indra Bosko)
  7. JCS reaches 5,000th arrested landing milestone

    Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 marked a milestone recently with the deployment's 5,000th arrested landing, or trap.

    In this file photo, an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA-151 lands on USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Tomas Compian)
  8. USNS Mercy set to depart for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship is scheduled to depart San Diego May 11 for a deployment in support of the Navy's annual Pacific Partnership mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Savusavu, Fiji, during Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  9. USS Ronald Reagan returns to sea for trials, training

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 9 to conduct sea trials.

    Operations Specialist 3rd Class Meagan Turner scans the horizon while standing lookout watch as Quartermaster 3rd Class Chris Rexrode stands by to relay the ship's position to the navigation bridge aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jamaal Liddell)
  10. U.S. 7th Fleet flagship visits Shanghai

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Shanghai, China, May 6 for a port visit as part of its 2016 patrol season.

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, and Capt. Matt Paradise, commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), are greeted on the pier by the People's Liberation Army (Navy) during a welcoming ceremony in Shanghai. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Don Patton)

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