1. U.S. 3rd Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson relieved Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet July 24 during a change of command and retirement ceremony aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in San Diego.

    Vice Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd, center, receives a standing ovation after his closing remarks the ceremony where he was relieved by Vice Adm. Nora Tyson as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kory Alsberry)
  2. US, Singapore Navies Complete Complex Training, Achieve New Milestones During CARAT 2015

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Singapore exercise closed July 24.

    Ships and submarines from the Republic of Singapore Navy and U.S. Navy gather in formation during the underway phase of CARAT Singapore in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  3. USS Chancellorsville Begins Patrol Providing Maritime Security to Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

    The guided-missile cruiser departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka July 22 for an Indo-Asia-Pacific region patrol.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrives in Yokosuka, Japan, in June to join the U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)
  4. USS Higgins to Provide Maritime Security in Indo-Asia-Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations July 22 after departing its San Diego homeport July 6.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) file photo.
  5. USS Gary to Decommission After More Than 30 Years of Service

    The frigate will be decommissioned during a ceremony July 23 at Naval Base San Diego.

    USS Gary FFG 51 file photo.
  6. PACFLT Commander Reaffirms U.S. and ROK Navy Alliance

    Adm. Scott Swift visited South Korea July 19-20 to meet with senior military and government leaders and reaffirm the U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea's enduring alliance as a cornerstone of Indo-Asia-Pacific regional stability.

    Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, is presented a gift by Adm. Jung, Ho-sub, the Republic of Korea's chief of naval operations. (U.S. Navy/Lt.j.g. Joshua Kelsey)
  7. Bonhomme Richard ESG Completes Talisman Sabre

    After two weeks of dynamic maneuvering schemes and elevated command and control the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group completed exercise Talisman Sabre July 18.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard ESG, along with other U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy ships steam in formation off the west coast of Australia during Talisman Sabre. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  8. USNS Impeccable Rescues Distressed Mariners

    The ocean surveillance ship rescued 11 fishermen in the South China Sea while en route to Subic Bay, Philippines, July 19.

    Distressed fishermen await rescue from their sinking fishing vessel by the USNS Impeccable (T-AGO-23) in the South China Sea, July 19. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. USNS Mercy Arrives in Philippines for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Roxas City, Philippines, July 18 for the first half of its mission stop in the host nation for Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchorage off the coast of Papua New Guinea during the ship's most recent mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
  10. PP15 Team, Experts Discuss Disaster Response in Rabual

    The U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and disaster response experts from Papua New Guinea came together July 9 aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy to conduct training and hold a discussion to better prepare Rabaul for future natural disasters.

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy sits at anchorage in Simpson Harbor off the coast of Rabual during Pacific Partnership 2015.