1. George Washington Strike Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 24 for a regional patrol and will be joined by several ships and Carrier Air Wing 5.

    Sailors man the rails as USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Yokosuka, May 24. (U.S Navy/MC3 Paolo Bayas)
  2. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Malaysia Port Visit

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed West Port May 22 following a four-day visit.

    Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Konadu Amopoku fires a shot on goal against Royal Malaysian Navy Sailors during a friendly soccer match May 20. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Class Kelby Sanders)
  3. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits USS Nimitz

    Adm. Harry Harris visited the aircraft carrier May 21 as part of a wider tour of commands in Navy Region Northwest.

    Adm. Harry Harris addresses the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during an all-hands call. (U.S. Navy/MCSA Kole E. Carpenter)
  4. PACFLT Commander Visits PACNORWEST Submarine Force

    Adm. Harry Harris visited the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Submarine Force May 20 to congratulate them on a job well done and to stress the importance of the work they do as a part of the Navy's rebalance to the Pacific.

    Adm. Harry Harris checks out the missile tubes aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) with Rear Adm. Dietrich Kuhlmann, right, commander of Submarine Group 9, and Cmdr. Robert Peters, Louisiana's commanding officer. (U.S. Navy/MCC Ahron Arendes)
  5. CNP Talks Stability and Sea Duty in Sasebo

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) visited forward deployed fleet units in Sasebo, Japan, to meet with Sailors and families May 19 and 20.

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran speaks with Sailors during an all hands call in Sasebo May 19. where he addressed issues such as career sea pay, fleet manning and the career navigator program. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin Peeler)
  6. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits USS John C. Stennis

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., visited the aircraft carrier and spoke to the crew at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, May 19.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., addresses Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), May 19.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Patrick Enright)
  7. Blue Ridge Visits Malaysia to Promote an Enduring Partnership

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in West Port May 18 and while there will host guided ship tours and conduct staff talks with Malaysian Armed Forces counterparts.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in West Port, May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jared Harral)
  8. 30th Naval Construction Regiment Departs for Pacific Partnership

    Nearly 40 medical, medical, communication and support staff from service commands across the U.S. will join the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, based at Naval Base Ventura County, and depart May 17 in support of the humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership.

    A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 works with Indonesian counterparts to install parts for a solar pump during an advance party engagement with members of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment in Rote, Indonesia, May 14. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Julianne Holland)
  9. John S. McCain, Mustin Join 75th Black Ship Festival

    The two guided-missile destroyers anchored off Shimoda, Japan, May 15 to take part in the annual festival commemorating the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1854.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits at anchor off the coast of Shimoda, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  10. U.S. Navy Helicopters Assist CAL FIRE in San Diego County Firefighting Efforts

    Six flight crews from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 are providing firefighting support in response to wildfires throughout San Diego County.

    An MH-60S Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 lifts off from Camp Pendleton May 15 to assist the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joan E. Jennings)