1. Stennis Strike Group Wraps Up Routine Operations in the South China Sea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group completed routine operations in the South China Sea March 6 and transited into the Philippine Sea through the Luzon Strait.

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squaron (VFA) 41 launches from USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during operations in the South China Sea, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)
  2. MSC Arrives in Republic of Korea, Supports Exercises

    Four Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships offloaded hundreds of pieces of U.S. Marine Corps equipment, containerized supplies and personnel Feb. 24 - March 4 in support of exercises Freedom Banner and Ssang Yong.

    Marine Corps vehicles are discharged from Military Sealift Command’s Maritime Prepositioning Force ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009). (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)
  3. US Navy, JMSDF to Conduct Warfare Training During Multi Sail

    Six U.S. surface units, four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and a number of subsurface and other special units are taking part in exercise Multi Sail, March 6-11.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during Mult-Sail 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  4. USS Stockdale Conducts South China Sea Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer is conducting a routine patrol in international waters of the South China Sea as part of the John C. Stennis Strike Group and Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.

    USS Stockdale’s (DDG 106) officer of the deck scans the horizon for other surface vessels during a routine patrol in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Molly Hanna)
  5. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Manila, Strengthens Old Ties

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Manila, Philippines, March 4 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Osaka, Japan, in February following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Timothy Hale)
  6. Great Green Fleet Operates in the South China Sea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group is conducting routine operations in the South China Sea since arriving March 1 in the course of its deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participates in a replenishment at sea with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the South China Sea on Friday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew P. Holmes)
  7. Barry Enhances Defense, Strength by Joining 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) entered the 7th Fleet area of operations March 2, bound for Japan as part of the U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

    In this file photo, USS Barry (DDG 52) operates in the Mediterranean Sea during a previous deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Christopher B. Stolz)
  8. Expeditionary Strike Group 7 Arrives in Republic of Korea

    Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, including three ships and more than 4,000 Sailors and Marines, arrived in Republic of Korea ports March 3 for port visits.

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Sailors wave U.S. and Republic of Korea flags as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into ROK Fleet base in Busan, March 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  9. US Forces, JMSDF Complete Fleet Synthetic Training

    Personnel from the Navy, Army and Air Force along with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) participated in a Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise last week in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Capt. Adam Aycock, commanding officer of USS Shiloh (CG 67), explains the ship's ballistic missile defense capabilities during the exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sara B. Sexton)
  10. Indonesian Admiral Embarks USS Chicago

    Indonesian Eastern Fleet Commander Rear Adm. Darwanto S.H. recently embarked the Los Angeles-class attack submarine to build upon an already strong partnership between two nations.

    Cmdr. Lance Thompson, commanding officer of USS Chicago (SSN 721), discusses his submarine’s capabilities and missions to Indonesian Navy Rear Adm. Darwanto S.H. on the bridge of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Charles Jamison)