1. USS Benfold to Return from Deployment

    The ship and crew will return to San Diego Jan. 11 from its seven-month independent deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Benfold (DDG 65) rests at anchor off Koror, Palau while visiting in July 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 2nd Class Emanuel Farell)
  2. USS Thach Departs San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate departed San Diego Jan. 8 for a six-month deployment to the 4th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Thach (FFG 43) returns to Naval Base San Diego following training at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)
  3. COMSUBPAC Announces 2012 Battle Efficiency Award Winners

    Pacific submarine force Battle "E" winners were announced Jan. 1 in an official message to the force.

    In this file photo, USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrives for a port visit in Jinhae, Republic of Korea, in conjunction with exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis Simmons)
  4. USS Antietam to Depart San Diego for Hull Swap with USS Cowpens

    Antietam will depart San Diego Jan. 3 for Japan to conduct a hull swap with USS Cowpens and become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) operating from Yokosuka.

    In this file photo, USS Antietam (CG 54) arrives in Laem Chabang, Thailand, for a port visit during a previous Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Eboni C. Cameron)
  5. USS Bremerton Arrives in Subic Bay

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) and submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) conducted a coordinated tended mooring to bring the submarine into Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec. 29.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) prepares to moor alongside submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec. 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Aldape)
  6. VP-45 Search and Rescue Mission Ensures Safety of South Korean Mariners

    A P-3C Orion crew from Patrol Squadron 45 located distressed South Korean mariners in the Philippine Sea, Dec. 22, and directed a Hong Kong-flagged vessel to the scene to ensure the mariners' safety.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 22, 2012) South Korean container ship Han Splendor lists 25 degrees to its port side as crew members abandon the vessel. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
  7. George Washington's CSADD a Cut above the Rest

    TUSS George Washington's Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) earned the CSADD Sea Chapter of the Year for 2012, Dec. 20.

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Anthony Ingrassia bowls during a tournament organized by the USS George Washington branch of CSADD, Dec. 15. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Yarborough)
  8. Submarine USS San Francisco Deploys to Western Pacific

    USS San Francisco departed Naval Base Point Loma, Dec. 18, for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS San Francisco (SSN 711) departs San Diego for a deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Walker)
  9. USS Greeneville Returns to Pearl Harbor

    Wrapping up a six-month Western Pacific deployment, Greeneville returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 14.

    USS Greeneville (SSN 772) moors to the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 14 as she returns from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  10. USS Emory S. Land Continues Voyage Repair in Subic Bay

    The submarine tender returned to Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec. 12 to continue a repair period while taking part in community service activities.

    In this file photo, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) sits along the pier in Subic Bay during an October 2012 port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)