1. Pacific Partnership 2017 begins mission in Malaysia

    The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Port Klang, Malaysia, April 8, for the the second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2017.

    Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, left, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet; Lt. Gen. Dato' Fazil Bin Mukhtar, commander of Malaysia's Joint Forces Command; and Capt. Stansfield Chien, Pacific Partnership mission commander, pause for a photo in front of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), April 10. (Royal Malaysian Navy photo)
  2. Bonhomme Richard completes patrol, returns to Sasebo

    The amphibious assault ship returned to Sasebo, Japan, completing a scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, April 10.

    Capt. Jeffrey Ward, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), looks on as the ship returns to Sasebo, April 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jeanette Mullinax)
  3. Carl Vinson Strike Group departs Singapore for Western Pacific

    Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore, April 8.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operates in the South China Sea in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Z.A. Landers)
  4. USS America takes out drone during missile exercise

    The amphibious assault ship completed a live-fire exercise by destroying a drone utilizing the ship self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system, April 6.

    A rolling airframe missile (RAM) launches from USS America (LHA 6) during a live-fire missile exercise, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  5. USS Makin Island, 11th MEU arrive in Hong Kong

    The amphibious assault ship, with Marines of the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 7.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong, April 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Langer)
  6. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa, disembarks 31st MEU Marines

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in White Beach to disembark 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit equipment, vehicles and personnel, April 6.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches the pier at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jesse Marquez Magallanes)
  7. Swift emphasizes importance of ROK, US naval partnership during Korea visit

    During this third visit as U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. Scott Swift met with senior U.S. and ROK leaders and engaged with Sailors, April 3-5.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks with Republic of Korea Vice Adm. Lee, Beom-Rim, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, April 4 in Seoul. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine Ralliford)
  8. USS America successfully completes survivability test

    The amphibious assault ship successfully completed the Navy's Total Ship Survivability Trial (TSST) off the coast of California, March 30 to April 2.

    USS America (LHA 6) operates off the coast of Southern California, April 3. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  9. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrives in Singapore

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Singapore for a port visit, April 4.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), foreground, sit along the pier at Changi Naval Base, April 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Z.A. Landers)
  10. USN, ROKN, JMSDF conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise

    Vessels and aircraft from the U.S., Republic of Korea and Japan will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine exercise April 4-6 to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Patrick Dionne)

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