1. Essex Completes Patrol of Western Pacific

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship returned to Sasebo, Japan, Dec. 8 following a Western Pacific patrol.

    SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 8, 2011) Sailors aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) stand the forward lookout watch as the ship returns to Sasebo following a two and a half month patrol of the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
  2. U.S. Sailors reach out to local community in South Korea

    7th Fleet commander, ship's crew are taking part in the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition.

    MASAN, Republic of Korea (Dec. 5, 2011) Sailors pass charcoal briquettes during a community service project assisting low income families. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Systems Technician David Kelly)
  3. Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Deploys

    The deployment will culminate in USS Abraham Lincoln's eventual change of homeport to Newport News, Va.

    EVERETT, Wash. (Dec. 7, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) departs Naval Station Everett for the last time as it begins a five-month world cruise before reaching its new homeport at Newport News, Va., to start its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/)
  4. 7th Fleet, USS Curtis Wilbur Represent Navy at LIMA in Malaysia

    7th Fleet commander, ship's crew are taking part in the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition.

    LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Dec. 6, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) is moored next to a Royal Malaysian Navy ship in preparation for the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell)
  5. San Diego-based ships to depart for deployment with Lincoln CSG

    The ships, scheduled to depart San Diego Dec. 6 and 7, will deploy as part of the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

    In this file photo, guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) are underway in the Pacific Ocean during a composite training unit exercise.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Arif Patani)
  6. Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Hosts Survivors Symposium

    A symposium at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument brought survivors and historians together.

    PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 3, 2011) Edward F. Borucki, retired chief petty officer and Pearl Harbor survivor, poses for a picture with a fellow survivor during a symposium at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)
  7. Patrol Squadron 1 Deploys to Misawa

    The 'Screaming Eagles' arrived in Misawa, in northern Japan, Dec. 1 to begin a six-month deployment.

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (Dec. 1, 2011) Sailors attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 disembark from an aircraft after arriving here for a deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley)
  8. USS North Carolina Departs on Maiden Western Pacific Deployment

    The deployment, which began Dec. 1, will be the first in the Western Pacific for the Virginia-class submarine.

    PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 1, 2011) Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for its maiden Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge)  For more photos, visit COMSUBPAC on Flickr.
  9. Pacific Fleet Logistics Chief Visits Frank Cable

    Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard visited the submarine tender Nov. 30 during a familiarization tour of Guam commands.

    POLARIS POINT, Guam (Nov. 30, 2011) Sideboys render honors to Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard, U.S. Pacific Fleet's deputy chief of staff for logistics, as he crosses the quarterdeck of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40). (Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corey Hensley)
  10. USS Chung-Hoon to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is set to return to Hawaii Dec. 1 following a six-month independent deployment.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) leads a formation of U.S. and Republic of Singapore Navy ships in the South China Sea Aug. 26 during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll)