1. U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Praises P-8 Squadron

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas flew over Japan with VP-16 in the Navy's newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-8 Poseidon, Jan. 9 and praised the crew for their hard work.

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas observes operations aboard a P-8A Poseidon. (U.S. Navy photo)
  2. USS Tucson Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 10, for a visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Jan. 10. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Sebastian McCormack)
  3. Pacific Submarine Force Battle Efficiency Awards Announced

    COMSUBPAC announced the recipients of the 2013 Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") award for 2013 in an official message to the submarine force, Jan. 1.

    In this file photo, the forward-deployed USS Chicago (SSN 721), one of the submarines awarded the Battle "E" for 2013, enters Guam's Apra Harbor in April. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price)
  4. U.S. Navy Admiral Mentors Korean Female ROTC Unit

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti discussed her command philosophy and ideas on career development with 60 female cadets at Seoul's Sookmyung Women's University, Jan. 8.

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, third row center, joins female ROTC cadets in expressing the Korean phrase "Katchi Kapshida!" (which translates as "We Go Together") during her visit to Sookmyung University, Jan. 8. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Wendy Wyman)
  5. USS John Paul Jones to replace USS Lake Erie; USS Preble also moving to Hawaii

    The U.S. Navy announced Jan. 7 that USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) will swap homeports with USS Lake Erie (CG 70) this summer. USS Preble (DDG 88) will also leave San Diego for Hawaii this summer to replace the decommissioned frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57).

    In this file photo, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) steams alongside USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a fueling at sea last year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley)
  6. Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational Training Camp Underway

    Members of Team Navy, which includes 40 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, are preparing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 5-7 for the first-ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational in Honolulu, Jan. 8-10.

    In this file photo, retired Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Nathan DeWalt warms up during track and field practice as part of the Wounded Warrior Pacific trials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hicakm in November.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach)
  7. USS Kidd, USS Pinckney to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyers are scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego Jan. 7 on independent deployments to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) transit in the Pacific during a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Carla Ocampo)
  8. Freedom Completes Maiden Deployment; Returns to San Diego

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) returned to its homeport of San Diego Dec. 23 following the completion of its maiden deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) returns to San Diego Dec. 23 following completion of its historic maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan)
  9. Navy Issues Record of Decision for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Navy has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).

  10. Submarine USS Hampton Returns from Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home to San Diego Dec. 18 following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Hampton (SSN 767) is guided in by tugs as it returns to Naval Base Point Loma, Dec. 18.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)