1. Lead of PACFLT Maritime Operations Center Unit Changes Hands

    Cmdr. David Lum relieved Capt. Charles Sharkey as the commanding officer of U.S. Pacific Fleet's Navy Reserve Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Detachment 301 during a ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Dec. 17.

    Capt. Charles Sharkey prepares to pass through sideboys at the beginning of a change of command ceremony for Navy Reserve, Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, Maritime Operations Center, Detachment 301. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla)
  2. Seabees, Tonga Counterparts Advance Disaster Center Project

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 Seabees, working with the Tonga Defense Force, reached the halfway point Dec. 18 in their construction of a new community center and disaster response center in Te'ekiu.

    Tonga Defense Force Lance Cpl. Saili Laisolo and Builder 3rd Class Paige Abernathy, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3’s Construction Civic Action Detail in Tonga, high five after completing a row of block, Dec. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey)
  3. USNS Bobo Completes Palau Maritime Security Training Mission

    Sailors aboard the USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) completed a nearly two-week long Theater Security Cooperation mission to the Republic of Palau from Dec. 2 to Dec. 14.

    Information Technology 1st Class Joshua McMann speaks on a satellite telephone as Electronics Technician 1st Class Timothy Lout establishes communications to their headquarters in Guam while aboard the USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) for a training exercise with the Republic of Palau. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Wilson)
  4. Freedom's Maiden Deployment Nears End, Changes Hands at Pearl Harbor

    Cmdr. Roger D. Heinken assumed command of USS Freedom (LCS 1) from Cmdr. Patrick C. Thien Dec. 15 as the Navy's first littoral combat ship nears completion of its nine-month assignment forward-operating from Singapore.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) prepares to enter the channel of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro)
  5. Carrier Air Wing 11, DESRON 23 Return from Nimitz Deployment

    CVW-11 and DESRON 23 disembarked the aircraft carrier following its arrival at Naval Air Station North Island on Dec. 12.

    An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike
        Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the aircraft carrier USS
        Nimitz (CVN 68) during the departure of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11.
        CVW-11 fixed wing aircraft flew off Nimitz to return home after more
        than eight months deployed to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas
        of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist
        3rd Class Derek A. Harkins)
  6. Commander, Pacific Fleet Tours Guam, Meets With Sailors

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr. visited Guam to familiarize himself with his new area of responsibility. He toured installations and interacted with Sailors on a more personal level.

  7. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Visits Frank Cable

    Once aboard, Harris toured the ship’s repair, health services, operations divisions and pilot house, allowing him the opportunity to meet and talk with Sailors and civilian mariners.

    Machinery Repairman Joshua Carr, left, briefs the machine
        shop’s capabilities of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40)
        to Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, during
        a tour of the ship. While aboard, Harris toured the ship’s repair,
        health services, and operations divisions along with the pilot
        house, allowing him the opportunity to meet and talk with Sailors
        and civilian mariners.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
        Specialist 2nd Class Greg House)
  8. USS Freedom Departs U.S. 7th Fleet on Asia-Pacific Deployment

    The littoral combat ship crossed the international date line while transiting the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 10, marking her departure from the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

    In this file photo, members of USS Freedom's visit, board, search and seizure team prepare to board a Royal Brunei Navy ship in the South China Sea in September during a compliant boarding exercise as part of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  9. 'Sound the Alarm': Hawaii Remembers Pearl Harbor Attack

    More than 2,500 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans gathered at the Pacific National Monument's Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Dec. 7 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack.

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) conducts a pass-in-review by the USS Arizona Memorial during the 72nd Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan)
  10. SAPR Survey Essential to Preventing Incidents

    An online survey running through Jan. 6 gives Sailors an opportunity to provide vital feedback on programs, policies, and what needs to be changed in order to deter and prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents.

    The voluntary survey, which began Oct. 15 and runs through Jan. 6, is being used to gather information in order to deter and help prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault incidents. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)