1. George Washington Carrier Strike Group, JSDF Conclude Keen Sword 2013

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group, centered around the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) , and the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) concluded the joint-bilateral exercise Keen Sword 2013, Nov. 16.

    Twenty-six ships from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, including ships from the George Washington Strike Group, steam together in the East China Sea Nov. 16 after the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos)
  2. Haney Speaks at AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, spoke about the importance of innovation in information technology and regional alliances and partnerships as a featured speaker on the final day of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference Nov. 15.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Tech-Net Asia-Pacific Conference at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Nov. 15. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  3. Jacksonville Visits Yokosuka during Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 15 for a visit as part of its rotational deployment.

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) sits moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 15, during a port visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  4. U.S. Sailors Recognized by Yokosuka Police Department

    Three Sailors assigned to units in Yokosuka were recognized during a ceremony Nov. 14 for their role during shore patrol and contributions to police activities.

    Members of the Yokosuka City Police Department and U.S. service members pose for a photo during a ceremony held Nov. 14 to recognize them for their contribution to police activities. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  5. First Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials Begin

    Forty-three wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from across the country are attending the inaugural Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials, which kicked off Nov. 12 in Honolulu.

    Retired Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Nathan Dewalt participates in the first ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials biking event on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey)
  6. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Completes JTFEX

    Carrier Strike Group 11 and embarked Carrier Air Wing 11 wrapped up their Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Nov. 12.

    Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Cephas Banini directs fixed-winged aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the ship's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley)
  7. USS O'Kane to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 8 following a seven-and-a-half month deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS O'Kane (DDG 77) pulls alongside dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) for an underway replenishment in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mate Grant Begley)
  8. USS Jacksonville Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 5 for a scheduled six-month deployment in the Western Pacific region.

    Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 5 for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  9. U.S. Navy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Begin CARAT Exercise

    A ceremony marked the beginning of the 18th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei exercise Nov. 5, a day after the arrival of USS Reuben James (FFG 57).

    Rear Adm. Tom Carney, left, and First Adm. Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Halim converse after the opening ceremony Nov. 5 for the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy and Royal Brunei Armed Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Ard)
  10. Bonhomme Richard Sailors, Marines Lend Helping Hands in Hong Kong

    Sailors and Marines visited the Hang Seng Management College during a community service project, Nov. 1, as part of the amphibious assualt ship's port visit to Hong Kong.

    Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Aaron Young and students from the Hang Seng Management College paint a tote bag during a community service project in Hong Kong, Nov. 1. The bags will be filled with rice and canned goods and then presented to the poverty stricken areas in the city. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman LaCordrick Wilson)