1. USS Freedom VBSS Team Trains with Malaysian Navy during SEACAT

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom's (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team conducted a boarding exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy Sept. 4 as part of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT).

    A U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) team exchanges best practices with a Royal Malaysian Navy boarding team during SEACAT in the South China Sea, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  2. Chinese Navy Ships to Visit Hawaii

    Three People's Liberation Army-Navy ships will stop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as part of a routine port visit Sept. 6-9.

    In this U.S. Navy file photo, sailors aboard the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) wave as the ship departs Pearl Harbor following a routine port visit in September 2006.
  3. USS Higgins Visits Nagoya, Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Nagoya Sept. 4 for a port visit intended to build bonds with the local community.

    Sailors man the rails of USS Higgins (DDG 76) as the ship arrives in Nagoya, Japan, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  4. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Successful 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship returned to Yokosuka Sept. 4 following a four-month regional patrol.

    USS Blue Ridge operates in the South China Sea in June. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Harral)
  5. Freedom Underway to Participate in Multilateral SEACAT 2013

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) got underway Sept. 2 to participate in the 11th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise with several regional navies.

    Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) heave a line during sea and anchor detail as Freedom prepares to get underway from Singapore Sept. 2 in support of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  6. Nimitz Statue Unveiled at End of World War II Ceremony at Battleship Missouri Memorial

    A nine-foot bronze statue on a black granite pedestal honoring Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, who directed the War of the Pacific, was unveiled at its permanent installation next to the Battleship Missouri Memorial Sept. 2.

    Several crew members who were aboard USS Missouri during the signing of the Instrument of Surrender and the artists that created the statue take part in a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the nine-foot bronze sculpture of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  7. SEACAT 2013 Exercise Builds Multilateral Cooperation in Maritime Southeast Asia

    The annual exercise kicked off Sept. 2 with navy liaison officers from seven nations tracking vessels of interest in a multilateral maritime interdiction scenario.

    In this file photo, a visit, board, search and seizure team from Surface Warfare Detachment 1, embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) searches and secures the Royal Malaysian Navy guided-missile frigate KD Jebat (FFG 29) during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013 exercise in the South China Sea in June. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  8. Haney Hosts Fleet Adm. Nimitz's Grandsons

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the 33rd commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted the grandsons of the leader who defined that job seven decades ago, Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, on Aug. 30.

    Richard Lay and his wife Jean, left, and Chester Nimitz Lay and wife Marion, pose for a photo with Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, before touring the home where Richard and Chester's grandfather, Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, lived during World War II. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  9. U.S. Navy, Australian Defence Force Recover and Dispose of Jettisoned Ordnance

    The U.S. Navy and Australian Defense Force successfully recovered and disposed of the live ordnance emergency-jettisoned by two AV-8B Harrier aircraft on July 16 off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

    Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, along with Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority advisor Michael Phelan, work together to recover jettisoned ordnance from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area, Aug. 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)
  10. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin for Exercise, Visit

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived Aug. 28 and will take part in Exercise Koolendong with the Australian Defence Force.

    Seaman Dustin Johnson throws a messenger line to the pier as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Darwin, Aug. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III)