1. USS Cape St. George Concludes Journey Around the World

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 22 after circumnavigating the globe.

    USS Cape St. George (CG 71) approaches the pier of its Naval Base San Diego homeport, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee)
  2. John C. Stennis to Depart for 8-Month Deployment

    The flagship of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), will depart Aug. 27 to begin an eight-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Aug. 22 in Bremerton. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  3. George Washington Welcomes Japanese Government Officials

    Japanese government officials visited the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Aug. 22.

    A Japanese visitor takes a picture of an arrested landing during flight operations aboard USS George Washington, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith)
  4. USS Cape St. George to Return to San Diego Following Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Aug. 22 after a deployment that took them around the world as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George transits the Arabian Sea in July. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua E. Walters)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st MEU

    More than 2,200 Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG in Okinawa, Aug. 20.

    Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), come aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an embarkation in Okinawa, Aug. 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  6. Pacific Partnership 2012 Arrives in Guam

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Apra Harbor Aug. 20 to detach personnel and unload equipment as the ship transits east to its San Diego homeport following outreach in four Southeast Asia nations.

    Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Cowan is hugged by his wife, Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Shannon Cowan, following his return to Guam Aug. 20 aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Roadell Hickman)
  7. George Washington Continues 7th Fleet Patrol

    Forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington departed Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 20 to continue its 2012 patrol in 7th Fleet.

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) steams in the East China Sea in this file photo from June 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
  8. 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG Set Sail for CERTEX

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began their final certification exercise (CERTEX) Aug 15 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) steam together in the Pacifi in July during a composite training unit exercise (COMPUTEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan)
  9. USS Decatur Set to Depart for Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego Aug. 17 for an eight-month independent deployment to 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Decatur departs San Diego for deployment in this file photo from September 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis Mendoza)
  10. Wayne E. Meyer Kicks off Navy Days L.A.

    The 16th annual Navy Days Los Angeles (L.A.) event series commenced with the arrival of the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) to the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 14.

    Sailors aboard USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) man the rails as the ship arrives in Los Angeles, Aug. 14 for Navy Days L.A. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)