1. PACFLT Senior Leaders Speak to Sailors, Families at NAS Fallon

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman visited Naval Air Station Fallon Sept. 9-10.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks to Sailors during an all-hands call at Naval Air Station Fallon. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joseph R. Vincent)
  2. USS Russell to Depart on Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego Sept. 9 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.

    In this file photo, USS Russell (DDG 59) operates off the coast of Southern California earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Tommy Rose)
  3. U.S. 7th Fleet Holds Change of Command

    Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin assumed command of the world’s largest forward-deployed naval force from Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas during a ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 7.

    Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, right, prospective commander of U.S. 7th Fleet; Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, salute the colors during the U.S. 7th Fleet change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Karsten)
  4. Pacific Partnership Personnel Return Home to Guam

    Pacific Partnership 2015 personnel stationed in Guam, but recently assigned to USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), returned home Sept. 4 as the hospital ship pulled in to Naval Base Guam for a liberty port call.

    A Sailor greets his friend after departing the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in Guam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ARG Completes Patrol in 7th Fleet

    Ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to Sasebo, Japan, this week after completing a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Ashland (LSD 48) returns to Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David A. Cox)
  6. 70th Anniversary of WWII’s End Commemorated Aboard Battleship Missouri

    More than 400 service members, veterans, government employees, foreign leaders, and civilians attended the ceremony aboard the ship Sept. 2.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, salutes while Senator Brian Schatz. left, and Congressman Mark Takai, right, render honors during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  7. MISSILEX, COMRELs, Band Performances Highlight Successful CARAT Thailand

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand exercise came to a close Sept. 2 on Sattahip Naval Base.

    Capt. H.B. Le, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, shakes hands with Royal Thai Navy sailors at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chelsy Alamina)
  8. Multinational Dawn Blitz Naval, Ground Exercise Kicks Off

    Naval, ground and aviation forces from the U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are participating in exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California through Sept. 9

    In this file photo, USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit together in the Pacific while returning from deployment in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Mayra A. Knight)
  9. USS Ronald Reagan Departs for Japan

    After nine years of calling Naval Air Station North Island its homeport, the aircraft carrier departed San Diego for Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31.

    Sailors stand in formation on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) before departing Naval Base Coronado for Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  10. Command of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Changes Hands

    Rear Adm. John B. Nowell assumed command of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and Task Force 76 (CTF 76) from Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Aug. 29.

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., left,, commander of U.S 7th Fleet; Rear Adm. John Nowell, middle, commander Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7; and Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald cut the cake at the ESG 7 change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)