1. USS Gridley to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will return to San Diego Feb. 5 following a six-month, independent deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Gridley (DDG 101), on the final leg of a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation, enters Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 28 as the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach)
  2. USS Higgins Visits Palau

    Arriving Feb. 4 for a port visit, the ship’s crew will conduct several community service projects, including assisting with repairs to two high schools damaged by Super Typhoon Bopha.

    Sailors man the rails as guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) anchors in Malakal Harbor in Koror, Palau, Feb. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kara Lynn Yingling)
  3. Port Royal to take part in multi-national task group exercise

    USS Port Royal (CG 73), homeported at Pearl Harbor, will participate in the theater anti-submarine warfare phase of the Submarine Commander’s Course and a task group exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Feb. 11-17.

    In this file photo the Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to begin the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific exercise 2012 July 11.
  4. Olympia visits Singapore during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Changi Naval Station, Singapore Feb. 2 for a visit as part of her deployment to the Western Pacific.

  5. Shiloh visits Republic of Korea for Aegis Interoperability Event

    Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capable Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrived in Busan Jan. 30 for a port visit to conduct military to military exchanges.

    Capt. Jim T. Jones, Commander USS Shiloh (CG 67) is greeted by Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Capt. Chui Sung Mock, Commander ROKS Choi Young (DDH 981) as the Ticonderoga-class Aegis guided-missile cruiser arrived at the Busan port.
  6. Pacific Fleet Commander Discusses Rebalance, Asia-Pacific Mission at AFCEA West

    Adm. Cecil Haney highlighted the U.S. Pacific Fleet mission and how the Navy is supporting the U.S. strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific during an AFCEA West conference keynote address, Jan. 30.

    Adm. Cecil Haney addresses attendees of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association West conference at the San Diego Convention Center, Jan. 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro)
  7. Grounded USS Guardian To Be Dismantled

    After running aground on Tubbataha Reef near the Philippines, the Navy has determined that the 23-year old USS Guardian (MCM 5) will be dismantled and safely removed from the reef in sections.

    SULU SEA (Jan. 29, 2013) Heavy waves crash against the grounded mine countermeasure ship USS Guardian (MCM 5), which ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef on Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy photo)
  8. USS Albuquerque Departs for Six-Month Deployment

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) departed from Naval Base Point Loma Jan. 29 for a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    Cmdr. Christopher J. Cavanaugh, commanding officer of USS Albuquerque (SSN 706), stands on the conning tower as the submarine departs San Diego, Jan. 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Walker)
  9. NMCB 5's CCAD Philippines renovates Palawan elementary school building

    The Seabees are renovating a building for the Aplaya Elementary School as part of a Construction Civic Activity Detail (CCAD) in Puerto Princesa City.

    Equipment Operator Constructionman Mark Teri Bascon of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 operates a skid-steer Jan. 25 to move earth and fill around a construction site the Aplaya Elementary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician Constructionman Quennie May Bumatay)
  10. USS Tortuga Sailors, 31st MEU Marines Complete AIT

    Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), along with Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed amphibious integration training (AIT), Jan. 30, while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Marines from 31st MEU approach the well deck of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) after conducting open ocean operations using combat rubber raiding crafts, Jan. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II)