1. Curtis Wilbur, John S. McCain Visit Tomakomai for Snow Festival

    The guided-missile destroyers arrived in Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 4, for a goodwill port visit during the annual Sapporo Snow Festival.

    Sailors aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) man the rails as the ship prepares to moor alongside USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in Tomakomai.
  2. USS Kidd Completes OMSI Mission with U.S. Coast Guard

    The guided-missile destroyer's crew supported the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) with the U.S. Coast Guard's 14th District, Jan. 7 to Feb. 2 in the Western Pacific.

    A Republic of Nauru police officer climbs down USS Kidd's accommodation ladder to embark its rigid-hull inflatable boat and conduct a boarding of a fishing vessel within Nauru's economic exclusive zone, Jan. 26. (U.S. Navy photo by LS2 Karolina Brooks)
  3. Curtis Wilbur, John S. McCain Depart Yokosuka for Training

    The guided-missile destroyers are conducting joint-ship training exercises off the coast of Japan aimed to test their tactical surface warfare capabilities and improve interoperability.

    Sailors aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) prepare to stow mooring lines as the ship gets underway, Feb. 1. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Ricardo R Guzman)
  4. USS Santa Fe Returns Home Following 7th Fleet Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 28 following a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returns  to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 28. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Swink)
  5. Pacific Fleet Commander Gets Close Look at P-8 Advanced Capabilities

    Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, saw firsthand the advanced capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon on a flight with the War Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, Jan 24.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, observes operations aboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft above the East China Sea, Jan. 24. (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. USS Denver Departs For 7th Fleet Patrol, Cobra Gold

    The amphibious transport dock ship got underway from Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 27, for operations in 7th Fleet, including exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.

    USS Denver (LPD 9) pulls away from the pier at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright)
  7. USS Shiloh to Sharpen Proficiency, Skills on Independent Patrol

    The guided-missile cruiser departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 24 on an independent patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Lauren Belt, foreground, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Edwin Falcis, both assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), monitor their consoles during a Fleet Synthetic Trainer-Joint (FST-J) Ballistic Missile Defense exercise aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher G. Horton)
  8. 7th Fleet Ballistic Missile Team Supports JMSDF in Exercise Keen Edge

    U.S. 7th Fleet, U.S. Forces Japan and Japan Self Defense Force (JMSDF) operators will hone their Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) skills in exercise Keen Edge 2014 which runs through Jan. 31.

  9. Pacific Fleet Deputy Commander Praises Navy League in Hawaii

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier praised and thanked the Navy League and its Honolulu Council leadership at the council's 2014 annual meeting and elections dinner Jan. 23.

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier addresses members of the Navy League Honolulu Council during their annual meeting and elections dinner, Jan. 23. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Kolmel)
  10. Multi-ship Exercise Koa Kai Gets Underway Near Hawaii

    Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii starting Jan. 24 and continuing through Jan. 31.

    In this file photo from a previous Koa Kai exericse, USS O'Kane (DDG 77) launches an exercise torpedo. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)

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