1. Guardian Crew Gets New Home as USS Warrior Arrives in Sasebo

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, and will be manned during its deployment by the crew of ex-Guardian (MCM 5).

    USS Warrior (MCM 10) pulls into Fleet Activities Sasebo, March 31. Warrior traveled from Bahrain by a heavy-lift transport ship and will be manned by the crew of ex-Guardian (MCM 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams)
  2. USS Tortuga Underway for Exercise Balikatan

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed White Beach, Okinawa, March 29, to participate in the 29th annual Balikatan exercise in the Philippines.

    In this file photo, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs Sasebo, Japan, in January for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  3. Final Hull Section of Ex-Guardian Removed From Reef

    U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel completed the removal of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef, March 30.

    The U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 removes the stern section from the mine countermeasure ship Ex-Guardian (MCM 5), March 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders)
  4. USS Freedom Visits Guam During First Pacific Deployment

    USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy's first littoral combat ship, arrived in Guam, the furthest western U.S. territory, March 29.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) makes its way into Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam, March 29. (U.S. Navy photo by JoAnna Delfin)
  5. Submarine USS Asheville Deploys to Western Pacific

    Asheville departed Naval Base Point Loma March 26 for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Cmdr. Douglas Bradley, commanding officer of USS Asheville (SSN 758) and crew members stand on the conning tower as the boat departs for deployment, March 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)
  6. Navy-Led Salvage Crew Starts Removing Guardian Hull

    U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked aboard M/V Jascon 25 have begun dismantling and sectioning the hull of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian.

    The bow of the mine countermeasure ship Ex-Guardian (MCM 5) is removed by the crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 during operations March 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders)
  7. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in 7th Fleet

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group arrived in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility March 26 after completing five months of successful operations in 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR in February. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  8. Civic Assistance Projects Underway Ahead of Balikatan

    Philippine and U.S. armed forces members attached to the Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (JCMOTF) have broken ground on a series of projects in advance of the official start of Exercise Balikatan 2013.

    A time capsule is buried March 19 in Zambales during a civic action project groundbreaking ceremony ahead of exercise Balikatan. Taking part, from left, are San Narciso Municipality Mayor Peter Lim; Philippine Army Col. Arnulfo R. Pajarillo; U.S. Navy Capt. Rodney Moore; and Air Force Master Sgt. Benjamin Bone. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey)
  9. Ramirez Selected as U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief

    Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez was selected as the 16th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, March 22.

    Official U.S. Navy file photo of Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Cecil D. Haney, and Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, center, during a visit to the Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care Facility. Haney announced March 22 that Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez was selected to replace Minyard, who is retiring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clay M. Whaley)
  10. Rentz, Jefferson City Deployments Cancelled; Thach to Return Home Early

    U.S. Pacific Fleet formally notified several Navy commands that the Secretary of Defense approved cancellations of their upcoming deployments.

    In this file photo, USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) returns to San Diego following a previous eployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Warner)