1. USS Blue Ridge Visits Singapore to Strengthen Relationships

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Singapore April 30 to emphasize the U.S. Navy's commitment to building and strengthening relationships in the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    Sailors aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) watch the sunrise as the ship arrives in Singapore for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Liz Dunagan)
  2. USS Mustin Arrives in Hong Kong, Gives Back to Community

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong April 30 for a port visit that includes several community service projects by the crew.

    Sailors aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) prepare to moor the ship in Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy/MCSN David Flewellyn)
  3. Harris Emphasizes Diversity at Naval Academy Event

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, gave the keynote address at a U.S. Naval Academy-hosted Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month banquet April 28.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, poses for a group photo with midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy following an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month banquet. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan L. Correa)
  4. US, ROK Navies Strengthen Partnerships through ASW Cooperation

    Senior Leaders from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies met at the headquarters of the Republic of Korea Fleet April 27 for a series of staff talks on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) cooperation.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, center, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, prepares to deliver opening remarks to Republic of Korea Navy leadership during an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) cooperation committee meeting in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)
  5. USS Michael Murphy Visits Hong Kong to Experience its Culture

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong, April 24, for a port visit during the ship's maiden deployment.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  6. Independent Deployer Certification Exercise Set to Kick Off

    U.S. Navy ships are scheduled to participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the Southern California operating area April 25-May 3.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Carla Ocampo)
  7. Senior Leaders Facilitate Meaningful Exchange at Pacific Northwest Women’s Waterfront Symposium

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, shared her career experiences and leadership philosophy with Sailors at the Pacific Northwest Surface Navy Women’s Waterfront Symposium, April 22.

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, speaks about her naval career experiences and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  8. Essex Amphibious Ready Group Completes Certification Exercise

    The Essex ARG successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) steams behind USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a strait transit exercise as part of CERTEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Liam Kennedy)
  9. PACFLT Welcomes Korean Mayors in Hawaii

    Ten mayors and local government officials from the Republic of Korea got an inside look at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program April 20.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Director of Plans and Policy William Wesley holds an open discussion with visiting mayors and local government officials from the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  10. Blue Ridge Visits Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Zhanjiang April 20 for a port visit building relationships and reinforcing positive navy-to-navy exchanges with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Zhanjiang, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jordan KirkJohnson)