1. USS San Diego Underway for NASA Capsule Recovery Test

    The amphibious transport dock ship departed Naval Base San Diego Feb. 18 for an Underway Recovery Test (URT), a multi-agency mission in support of NASA's Orion program.

    A test crew module for the NASA Orion Program sits in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Feb. 18.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  2. USS Bonhomme Richard Departs Sasebo for Patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Feb. 17 for a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct joint operations and training with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo, Feb. 17. (U.S. Navy photo/MCSN Raymond D. Diaz III)
  3. USS Lake Erie to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The Hawaii-based guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will depart Feb. 18 for a Western Pacific deployment, the ship's last while being homeported in Pearl Harbor.

    USS Lake Erie (CG 70) operates off the coast of Hawaii during exercise Koa Kai in January. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Johans Chavarro)
  4. Motorcycle Safety - Staying Alive to Enjoy the Ride

    Motorcycle safety has increased in recent years thanks to improvements to safety gear and training. But there is still room for improvement, says the Pacific Fleet’s safety officer.

    Sailor rides his motorcycle on Joint Base Pearl
        Harbor-Hickam. Safety is an important element of maximizing Sailor
        and Marine personal readiness. (U.S. Navy photo/MC3 Johans
        Chavarro)
  5. Regional Leaders Gather in Hawaii for Annual CFMCC Course

    The Naval War College's 8th annual Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Officer Course was conducted at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters Feb. 6-12.

    Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. answers questions following his opening remarks at the CFMCC Flag Course, Feb. 6.
  6. Fourth Attack Sub to be Homeported in Guam

    The U.S. Navy announced today that the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) will change homeports and move to Naval Base Guam.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) comes alongside submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Guam in May 2012. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC1 David R. Krigbaum)
  7. USS Carl Vinson Completes TSTA/FEP

    The 26-day Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) brought the ship's crew and air wing together and qualified them for further training and integration with Carrier Strike Group 1.

    Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Andre Payne signals all clear for the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Feb. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 John Philip Wagner)
  8. Curtis Wilbur Sailor Named Independent Duty Corpsman of Year

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Andres Santamaria has been recognized with the Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year Award.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Andres Santamaria conducts a safety inspection of the mailroom aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54). (U.S. Navy photo/MCSN Alonzo M. Archer)
  9. Navy to Replace Forward-Deployed Mine Countermeasures Ships in Japan

    The Navy announced today that mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) will report to Sasebo, Japan, in May 2014 to replace USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Defender (MCM 2) as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in 7th Fleet.

    USS Pioneer (MCM 9). (U.S. Navy file photo)
  10. USS Green Bay to Replace USS Denver in Japan

    The Navy announced today that the amphibious transport dock ship, one of its newest, will forward-deploy to Sasebo, Japan, in February 2015, demonstrating the United States' commitment to the defense of Japan and the security and stability of the vital Asia-Pacific.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy file photo)