1. Patrol Squadron 47 provides assistance to New Zealand after earthquake

    Members with the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 assisted with field survey operations, Nov. 15, following the recent earthquake on the South Island of New Zealand.

    Lt.j.g. Shane Lewis examines a chart of New Zealand with an airman from the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Nov. 15.  (U.S. Navy/LTJG Kyle Burdick)
  2. USS Sampson to support New Zealand-led forces responding to earthquake

    In addition to a P-3C Orion aircraft, USS Sampson (DDG 102) and its two embarked helicopters will support recovery efforts in response to the recent earthquake in New Zealand.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) file photo. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  3. USS William P. Lawrence joins Hawaii-based ships

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 14, as part of a homeport swap with USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), which departed Hawaii earlier in the year for its new homeport of San Diego.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 14. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Corwin Colbert)
  4. USS Decatur, USS Spruance return to San Diego

    The two guided-missile destroyers returned home, Nov. 14, following a seven-month Pacific Surface Action Group deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Spruance (DDG 111) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 14. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Chelsea D. Daily)
  5. U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft to assist New Zealand in earthquake response efforts

    At the request of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence the United States Navy is providing Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) to assist in life-saving efforts after the Nov. 13 earthquakes on the South Island of New Zealand.

    In this file photo, a P-3C Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 begins to taxi to the runway at Kadena Air Base in Japan, Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Josuhua E. Walters)
  6. USS Sampson, HMNZS Endeavour conduct PASSEX

    The destroyer and Royal New Zealand Navy fleet replenishment tanker conducted a two-day passing exercise (PASSEX), Nov. 12-13, as Sampson makes its way to Auckland for the International Naval Review.

    Cmdr. Timothy Labenz, commanding officer of USS Sampson (DDG 102), hails HMNZS Endeavour (A11) before their replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Bryan Jackson)
  7. U.S., Brunei deepen maritime partnership during CARAT exercise

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the two nations kicked off Nov. 14.

    In this file photo, U.S. Sailors approach a Royal Brunei Navy offshore patrol vessel during training as part of a previous CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Derek A. Harkins)
  8. Comstock, 11th MEU strengthen relationships during Keen Sword

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines concluded exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Nov. 11

    USS Comstock (LSD 45) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Nardel Gervacio)
  9. USS Momsen returns from PAC SAG deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Everett, Wash., Nov. 10 from a seven-month Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) deployment in the Western Pacific.

    USS Momsen (DDG 92) approaches the pier at Naval Station Everett, Nov. 10. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Joseph E. Montemarano)
  10. USS Montgomery arrives in San Diego homeport

    The littoral combat ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego Nov. 8, completing its maiden voyage to its first homeport.

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrives at its new San Diego homeport, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Trenton Kotlarz)

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