1. USS Germantown Takes Part in Iwo Jima Commemoration Ceremony

    Reunion of Honor ceremony Mar. 14 on Iwo To, formerly Iwo Jima, marks 67th anniversary of the battle.

    IWO TO, Japan (March 14, 2012) Sailors from USS Germantown (LSD 42) and guests render honors as the honor guard parade the colors during the Reunion of Honor Ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)  See more photos from the ceremony.
  2. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong

    The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit March 15.

    HONG KONG (March 14, 2012) USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Ben Larscheid)
  3. Transfer to Japan, Diversify Your Career

    Taking an assignment to Japan can diversify and complement a Sailor's career portfolio, say officials.

    In this file photo, Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Callie Walker of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) poses for a picture with students during a community service project at Sullivans Elementary School on base in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 18, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  4. Japan, Marines commemorate Battle of Iwo Jima

    A ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima takes place March 14.

    IWO TO (March 12, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Germantown (LSD 42) receive an honorable discharge before reenlisting atop Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo To, formally known as Iwo Jima. Germantown is in the area to participate in the 2012 Reunion of Honor, a ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  5. Peleliu Hosts Former President, Former Secretary of the Navy

    Former President Jimmy Carter, and John Dalton, visited USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in San Diego, March 10.

    SAN DIEGO (March 10, 2012) Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter receive an ovation during a lunch hosted aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Palovich)
  6. Connecticut Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Seawolf-class fast attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 9 for a visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 9, 2012) The Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger)
  7. George Washington Sailors Receive Advancement, Career Advice

    USS George Washington Sailors took part in a three-day career seminar aboard the aircraft carrier.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 07, 2012) Capt. John Jones, the Navy’s leading community manager for the Chief Warrant Officer/Limited Duty Officer program at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, reviews a Sailor’s commissioning package during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel)
  8. Essex ARG Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Amphibious ready group ships embarked 2,000+ Marines and departed Okinawa March 4 for training.

    WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa (March 3, 2012) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 is guided to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) by Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Miller as Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christian Riddle stands ready to cast a heaving line to begin stern gate marriage operations to unload U.S. Marine 7-ton trucks as LCU 1627 passes behind. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby)
  9. Germantown Returns to Sasebo Following Exercise Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship returned to Japan March 5 after taking part in exercise Cobra Gold.

    OKINAWA, Japan (March 2, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Ulyses Morero directs a vehicle onto Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1627 in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit began after participating in Cobra Gold 2012, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored joint and multinational exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  10. USS Patriot Arrives in Sakaiminato, Japan

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived March 5 for a goodwill port visit, tha Navy's first since 2006.

    SAKAIMINATO, Japan (March 5, 2012) Mineman Seaman Bryan Surber, assigned to USS Patriot (MCM 7), mine neutralization vehicle operations to local media during a ship tour following the ship's arrival for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)