1. NMCB 1 Helps Build Better Future for Students in Cebu

    The Seabees, along with and soldiers from the Philippine Army, are building a two-classroom extension to a local school which will accommodate more students.

    A U.S. Navy Seabee and a Philippine Army soldier work together, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MCC Kim Martinez)
  2. 7th Fleet Ships Emphasize CUES Training

    Seventh Fleet ships and aircraft are training for the expected increase in the use of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) to ensure quick and effective communication.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blue Hawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 conducts flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) May 5 in the Yellow Sea. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. USS Vandegrift to Depart San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate is is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego May 9 for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

    USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Corey T. Jones)
  4. USS Rentz to Decommission After 30 Years of Service

    The guided-missile frigate is scheduled to be decommissioned in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, May 9.

    USS Rentz (FFG 46) transits San Diego Bay in February as it returns from its final deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  5. USS City of Corpus Christi Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home May 6 from a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    Family and friends welcome home the crew of USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  6. 23 Nations to Participate in World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

    The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise takes place June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and will include 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

    Ships participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  7. USS Hopper to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 6 from an independent deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) sits along the pier at Changi Naval Base in Singapore during a port visit early in the ship's deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  8. Thailand, U.S. Wrap Up Guardian Sea ASW Exercise

    U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy forces practiced coordinated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) during exercise Guardian Sea 2014, which began April 22 and continued through May 3.

    In this U.S. Navy file photo from a previous Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, U.S. Navy P-3C Orion crew members train with Royal Thai Navy counterparts.
  9. USS Bonhomme Richard Returns to Sasebo

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship completed a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, May 1.

    Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Aaron Becker mans the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) returns to Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC2  Adam D. Wainwright)
  10. PACFLT Stresses Sexual Assault Prevention in Campaign to #StepUpStepIn

    As Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) comes to a close April 30, U.S. Pacific Fleet leaders continue to stress the importance of a year-round approach to intervention.

    Pacific Fleet Sailors stand together in support of the #StepUpStepIn campaign for sexual assault awareness. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)