1. USS Guardian Decommissioned After 23 Years

    The 79 Guardian crewmembers participated in the March 6 ceremony that signified the end of an era and honored the legacy the ship has left behind.

    Lt. Cmdr. Mark A. Rice, commanding officer of USS Guardian (MCM 5), receives the ship's decommissioning pennant to place inside a time capsule along with the ships ensign, messages and mementos, during a March 6 ceremony in Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Peeler)
  2. USS Olympia Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The attack submarine and crew returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 4, following a seven-month Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as she returns home March 4 from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  3. Navy Contracted Vessel, Salvage Crew Remove Upper Half of USS Guardian Superstructure

    U.S. Navy contracted vessel M/V Jascon 25 and Smit Borneo salvors, along with Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One, removed the upper half of the superstructure off the mine countermeasure ship USS Guardian (MCM 5), March 2.

    The U.S. Navy contracted vessel M/V Jascon 25 and its salvage crew guides the second deck level of USS Guardian (MCM 5) onto the deck of the vessel, March 2 in the Sulu Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anderson Bomjardim)
  4. Haney Honors Sailors and Marines at IA Luncheon

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney recognized more than 90 Sailors and Marines for their service as individual augmentees (IAs) during the 5th annual "Boots on the Ground" IA Recognition Luncheon at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Feb. 28.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney addresses attendees of the 5th annual Boots on the Ground Individual Augmentee (IA) Recognition Luncheon hosted by the Navy League of the United States Honolulu Council, Feb. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  5. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked staff arrived in Hong Kong March 1 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge arrives in Hong Kong during a port visit last year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Ben Larscheid)
  6. USS Frank Cable Visits Malaysia

    Arriving in Kota Kinabalu Feb. 28, the crew of the submarine tender will interact with the Royal Malaysian Navy and take part in community service events.

    In this file photo, USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returns to Guam in January following a Saipan port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Hensley)
  7. USS Freedom to Conduct Maiden Deployment to the Asia-Pacific

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) will depart her homeport of San Diego on March 1 and deploy to the Asia-Pacific region.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1), which deploys from San Diego March 1, conducts sea trials off the coast of Southern California last week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans)
  8. USS Warrior to Deploy to Japan, Replace USS Guardian

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) will deploy to U.S. 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Guardian (MCM 5).

    In this file photo, mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations Sept. 23, 2012, while taking part in an international mine countermeasures exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker)
  9. Former President Carter Visits USS Carl Vinson

    Former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 22.

    Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Jeffrey Rollon shows former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of the Navy John Dalton various aircraft transport vehicles as part of a static display during a tour in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Feb. 22.
  10. Marines and Seabees Train to Build and Breach

    Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 conducted inter-service training with the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Assault Battalion in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 20-22.

    Seabees and Marines conduct an urban mobility breaching exercise, Feb. 20 in Okinawa. (U.S Navy photo by Ensign Humberto Baeza)