1. USS Independence Arrives in San Diego

    The littoral combat ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego May 2, completing the ship's maiden voyage.

    SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2012) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives in her homeport of San Diego, marking the completion of her maiden voyage. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Winkler)
  2. USS Independence to Arrive in San Diego

    The ship's arrival at her San Diego homeport May 2 will mark the completion of her maiden voyage.

    In this file photo, the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2), right, takes part in a passing exercise with the Mexican Navy frigate ARM Hermenegildo Galeana, April 28, 2012,  following Independence’s port visit to Manzanillo, Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh)
  3. USS Vandegrift to deploy to Western Pacific

    The ship deploys May 1 and will take part in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).

    In this file photo, guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) performs maneuvers during the maritime exercise Koa Kai in the Hawaiian operating area March 31, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  4. USNS Mercy Deploying for Pacific Partnership 2012 'Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis'

    The annual Pacific Partnership mission will deploy aboard U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 1.

    in this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through San Diego Bay as she departs for the Pacific Partnership mission in May 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Husman)
  5. U.S. Sailors Join Perth's ANZAC Day March

    Sailors from USS Carl Vinson and her embarked squadrons took part in Perth's ANZAC Day commemoration, April 25.

    PERTH, Australia (April 25, 2012) Residents wave flags as Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) march in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day parade through downtown Perth. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  6. USS Russell Returns Home to Hawaii

    Families and friends welcomed the crew home April 23 following a WESTPAC, Arabian Gulf deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR (April 23, 2012) USS Russell (DDG 59) crew members man the rails as the ship arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Mark Logico)
  7. Michigan Visits Perth during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Ohio-class guided missile submarine arrived at HMAS Stirling in Perth April 22 for a visit.

    PERTH, Australia (April 22, 2012) The Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives at HMAS Stirling for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Tyheem Sweat)
  8. U.S. Navy Kicks Off Naval Exchange Activities with Vietnam

    Five-day exchange between the U.S. and Vietnam navies begins April 23 at various locations in Vietnam.

    In this file photo, Damage Controlman 2nd Class Alvin Poai shows a group of Vietnamese sailors a procedure for patching a pipe during a damage control exchange aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in July 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laurie Wood)
  9. VP-1 Assists in Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Rescue

    A P-3 Orion crew assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with the rescue of nine Taiwanese fishermen April 21.

    In this file photo, Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Ian Stinton, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP)  1, guides a P-3 aircraft as it taxis across the Naval Air Facility Misawa ramp, April 20, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darrius Wharton) UPDATE: See a photo of the Taiwanese fishing vessel and the life rafts deployed by the P-3.
  10. USS Columbus visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, April 19 for a port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 19, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)