1. USS Blue Ridge Returns To Yokosuka

    The 7th Fleet flagship concluded a six-week patrol throughout the Pacific, April 2.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 2, 2012) Quartermaster 2nd Class Louis Gonzales uses a telescopic alidade on the bridge aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship returns following a six-week Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay M. Chu)
  2. U.S. Pacific Fleet selects Sailors of the Year

    SW1(SWC) Louis Salazar and ND1(DSW) Andrew Strause were named Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year March 30.

    HONOLULU (March 30, 2012) Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Steelworker 1st Class Louis Salazar following the announcement of his selection as the Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at the Hale Koa Hotel. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  3. Hawaii Welcomes San Diego Ships for Koa Kai

    USS Benfold and USS Vandergrift joined four Hawaii-based ships March 30 to kick off exercise Koa Kai.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrives at Pearl Harbor for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody Paschall)
  4. 7th Fleet Welcomes New Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Commander

    Command of the U.S. 7th Fleet Patrol and Reconnaissance Task Force changed hands March 23.

    AYASE, Japan (March 23, 2012)  Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck (left) and Rear. Adm. Matthew J. Carter salute during the national anthem at the Fleet Air Forward and the Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces U.S. 5th Fleet/U.S. 7th Fleet (CTF-57/72) change of command ceremony.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Smelley)
  5. USS Blue Ridge Visits Manila

    The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a port visit March 23.

    MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (March 23, 2012) Ensign Maria Veloria looks through binoculars in the pilothouse as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Arroyo)
  6. Topeka Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan March 20.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 20, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger)
  7. USS George Washington Chiefs, Families, Ride JMSDF Ship

    USS George Washington Chiefs and families joined JS Hyuga's Family Day Cruise March 16.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 16, 2012) A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailor assists the son of a U.S. Navy Sailor look through the "Big Eyes" aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer Hyuga (DDH 181) during the ship's Family Day Cruise. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington)
  8. USS Patriot participates in Exercise Foal Eagle

    The mine countermeasures ship taking part in exercise Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea.

    YELLOW SEA (March 14, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Patriot (MCM 7) conduct mine countermeasure training operations on the ship's fantail as Patriot participates in the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  9. USS Germantown Takes Part in Iwo Jima Commemoration Ceremony

    Reunion of Honor ceremony Mar. 14 on Iwo To, formerly Iwo Jima, marks 67th anniversary of the battle.

    IWO TO, Japan (March 14, 2012) Sailors from USS Germantown (LSD 42) and guests render honors as the honor guard parade the colors during the Reunion of Honor Ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)  See more photos from the ceremony.
  10. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong

    The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit March 15.

    HONG KONG (March 14, 2012) USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Ben Larscheid)