1. Navy Hosts Singapore Staff College Students in Hawaii

    More than 50 Singapore Armed Forces officers visited the U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters compound and historic Pearl Harbor sites Sept. 11 as part of a wider program with U.S. military counterparts in Hawaii.

    William J. Wesley, U.S. Pacific Fleet's executive director for plans and policy, speaks to students and faculty of Singapore's Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College during a briefing on the Fleet's mission, Sept. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Johans Chavarro)
  2. Wetherald Assumes Command of 7th Fleet Amphibious Force

    Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald relieved Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley as Commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. Seventh Fleet, Sept. 11 in Okinawa.

    Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald, right, addresses his staff for the first time after relieving Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, center, as commander of Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd Macdonald)
  3. Lake Erie, Chinese Ships Conduct Search and Rescue Training

    As part of a broader advancement in cooperation between the US and China, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and the People's Liberation Army-Navy participated in training scenarios off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Sept. 9.

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113), foreground, frigate Linyi (FFG 547), and the U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) operate together off Oahu, Hawaii, Sept. 9. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Greg Kahofer)
  4. U.S. Naval Forces Korea Changes Command

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti relieved Rear Adm. William McQuilkin as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Sept. 10, during a change of command ceremony in Seoul.

    Rear Adm. William McQuilkin speaks at the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea change of command ceremony prior to being relieved by Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Bryce Bruns)
  5. USS Freedom VBSS Team Trains with Royal Brunei Navy during SEACAT

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom's (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure team conducted a boarding exercise with the Brunei Navy Sept. 7 as part of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training.

    Members of USS Freedom's (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure team prepare to board a Royal Brunei Navy ship during a compliant boarding exercise SEACAT in the South China Sea, Sept. 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  6. Boxer ARG Enters 7th Fleet AOR

    USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 5.

    An AV-8B Harrier II prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) while operating in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Bishop)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Darwin, Australia, Sept. 8, for a port visit.

    Seaman Jeremiah Baker throws a messenger line to the pier as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Darwin, Sept. 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling)
  8. Chinese Navy Ships Visit Hawaii

    Three People's Liberation Army-Navy ships arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for a port visit that will be followed by a one-day search and rescue drill.

    Keiki Hula dancers perform for visiting sailors of the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy following their arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)
  9. Trained, Ready USS Hopper Departs Hawaii for Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for an independent deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest)
  10. USS Tucson Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 5 for a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    USS Tucson (SSN 770), foreground, passes USS Hawaii (SSN 776) as Tucson departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 5. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)