1. George Washington Strike Group Gets Underway

    Ships departed early from a Singapore port visit Oct. 16 to be better postured to provide aid in Thailand if needed.

    SINGAPORE (Oct. 16, 2011) Contractors lift the brow from USS George Washington (CVN 73) prior to the ship getting underway from Changi Naval Base in Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D. Moore)
  2. U.S., Russian Navies Complete Pacific Eagle Exercise

    USS Fitzgerald and USS McCampbell completed the bilateral exercise Pacific Eagle with vessels from the Russian Federation Navy Oct. 15.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 15, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) steams opposite the RFS Varyag, a Russian Federation Navy Slava class cruiser, during a pass and review ceremony during the closing of exercise Pacific Eagle. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jason W. Orender)
  3. Republic of Singapore Navy Sailors Visit George Washington

    The aircraft carrier hosted more than 300 Republic of Singapore Navy sailors during a port visit to Singapore, Oct. 14.

    SINGAPORE (Oct. 14, 2011) Lt. Aaron Castro, attached to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14, gives sailors from the Republic of Singapore Navy a tour of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Marcus D. Mince)
  4. Cowpens Hosts Republic of Korea Navy Sailors

    Cowpens hosted Republic of Korea (ROK) navy sailors for more than a week following the ships port visit to Busan Oct. 3.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 7, 2011) Republic of Korea (ROK) navy Lt. Wook Hyun Min uses an alidade aboard USS Cowpens (CG 63). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor)
  5. USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell Begin Exercise with Russian Navy

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) began exercise Pacific Eagle with ships of the Russian Navy Oct. 13.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 13, 2011)  The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) steams with the guided missile cruiser Varyag and the Irkut tanker of the Russian Federation Navy during exercise Pacific Eagle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Corey Hensley)
  6. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Returns to Singapore

    Four ships of the carrier strike group arrived in Singapore Oct. 13 for a port visit.

    The day before arriving in Singapore for a port visit, Commanding Officer David A. Lausman, left, helps the oldest and youngest Sailors assigned to aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) cut a cake commemorating the Navy's 236th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Sandip K. Dhesi)
  7. Columbia Visits Malaysia during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived at Kota Kinabalu Oct. 13 for a port visit.

    SEPANGAR, Malaysia (Oct. 13, 2011) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) prepares to come alongside submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) on the U.S. Navy's 236th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Williamson)
  8. Emory S. Land Conducts Coordinated Mooring in Malaysia

    The submarine tender arrived in Sepangar Oct. 11 for a goodwill visit and will support USS Columbia (SSN 771).

    SEPANGAR, Malaysia (Oct. 11, 2011) Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) man the rails as the ship prepares to moor at Kota Kinabalu Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Fray)
  9. Japanese Dignitaries Visit USS Essex off Okinawa

    The U.S. Consulate General to Okinawa and a Japanese delegation embarked USS Essex at sea Oct. 8.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 8, 2011) Commanding cfficer of the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Capt. David Fluker, third from right, discusses the ship's capabilities with a delegation from the Okinawa, Japan prefectural government. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terry Matlock)
  10. USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell to Participate in Pacific Eagle

    USS Fitzgerald and USS McCampbell will join Russian navy forces for exercise Pacific Eagle Oct. 13-15.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyers USS McCampbell (DDG 85), left, and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transit the Western Pacific Ocean. McCampbell will join fellow Destroyer Squadron 15 ship USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) for exercise Pacific Eagle with Russian navy forces Oct. 13-15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas)