1. Navy, Agriculture Secretaries Launch Great Green Fleet

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the Great Green Fleet Jan. 20, with the deployment of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island.

    USS Stockdale (DDG 106) departs from Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 20 as part of the Great Green Fleet and for a deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher Veloicaza)
  2. US, Japanese Ships Start Tactical Exercise Near Guam

    Guam Exercise (GUAMEX), an annual bilateral training exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, kicked off Jan. 20.

    In this file photo, ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy steam together during GUAMEX in 2014. (U.S. Navy/CTR3 Raul Sanchez)
  3. Bonhomme Richard Completes Ammunition On Load

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship conducted an ammunition on load Jan. 20 in preparation for its patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Contractors and Sailors transfer ordnance to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo Bay. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Sykes)
  4. USS Bonhomme Richard Kicks Off Patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 18 for a patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) gets underway from Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 18. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Sykes)
  5. USS John C. Stennis to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The aircraft carrier departs Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 15 for a deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet and will serve as the centerpiece of the Great Green Fleet, highlighting the Navy's efforts to transform its energy use to increase operational capability.

    In this file photo, ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group train together off the coast of California in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Susan C. Damman)
  6. Barry to Join Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) departed its Norfolk homeport of more than 20 years, Jan. 12, bound for Yokosuka, Japan, and the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) of U.S. 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Barry (DDG 52) operates in the Mediterranean Sea during a previous deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Christopher B. Stolz)
  7. Chief of Naval Personnel visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Fleet Master Chief April Beldo visited the U.S. Navy’s only forward deployed aircraft carrier Jan. 11 in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran answers questions during a chief petty officers call aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jamaal N. Liddell)
  8. City of Corpus Christi visits Yokosuka for Final Port Call

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 11 for the boat's last foreign visit as part of its final deployment.

    USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) transits Tokyo Bay before arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  9. USS Texas Visits Subic Bay During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine arrived in Subic Bay Jan. 5 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Texas (SSN 775) glides into Subic Bay during a previous port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chris Williamson)
  10. USS Charlotte Visits Sasebo During Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 5, for a port visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Charlotte (SSN 766) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a visit there in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)