1. USS Port Royal, Coronado Complete IDCERTEX

    USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Coronado (LCS 4) Crew 204 successfully completed an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) along the coast of Southern California, April 10.

    Sailors conduct live fire exercises aboard USS Port Royal (CG 73) as USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits behind during IDCERTEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  2. USS Emory S. Land Returns to Guam, New Homeport

    Wrapping up a five-month deployment, the submarine tender arrived in Guam, April, ll, its first time back since officially shifting homeports from Diego Garcia in December.

    USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David R. Krigbaum)
  3. USS Blue Ridge Makes Port Call in Goa

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Goa, India, for a port visit April 8 after completing a similar goodwill visit to Mumbai the previous day.

    Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin thanks Indian Flag Officer of Naval Aviation and Flag Officer Goa Area, Rear Adm. Puneet Kumar Bahl, for his hospitality during an office call in Goa. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Indra Bosko)
  4. USS Somerset Hosts National Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Conference

    The amphibious transport dock ship hosted more than 550 military and civilian officials on board, April 5-6.

    USS Somerset (LPD 25) sits pierside at Naval Base Coronado during the 2016 National Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) conference as EPLOs from various military services depart the ship following a tour. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Anibal Ramos)
  5. USS Russell to Return from Deployment

    The guided missile destroyer is scheduled to return to San Diego April 10 from a 214-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Russell (DDG 59) operates in the Arabian Gulf in February during a monthly exercise with Iraq. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Torrey W. Lee)
  6. MSC Ships Deliver Marines, Cargo to Philippines for Balikatan

    Three Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships delivered Marines and their equipment to Subic Bay ahead of exercise Balikatan, which kicked off April 4.

    An AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle rolls off the ramp of maritime prepositioning force ship USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) in preparation for exercise Balikatan 16. (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)
  7. Communication Suite Proves Energy Efficient in Foal Eagle

    A new communication suite used by the staff of Commander, Task Force 75 during exercise Foal Eagle 2016 reduced fuel consumption by 30 percent from its predecessor.

    Cmdr. Jetter Riggs, assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 75, briefs Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, during a tour of CTF 75's command tent during exercise Foal Eagle in March. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  8. U.S., ROK Sailors Practice Mine Countermeasures

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) navies conducted mine countermeasures training March 28 – April 1 as part of exercise Foal Eagle.

    Sailors aboard USS Patriot (MCM 7) retrieve a training mine during exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  9. Nations Come Together, Finalize Plans for Pacific Partnership

    Pacific Partnership is taking shape as mission staff, partners from participating countries and non-governmental organizations gathered in San Diego, March 26-30, to complete the final planning conference for the 2016 mission.

    In this file photo, hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Fiji during the 2015 mission. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  10. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Mumbai

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Mumbai, India, April 3 for a port visit intended to promote friendships and strengthen ties.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Mumbai, April 3. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Consulate Mumbai)