1. USS Defender trains with JMSDF, French Navy

    USS Defender joined JS Amigiri and FNS Vendemiaire for a passing exercise Feb. 27, off the coast of Kyushu, Japan.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2012) JS Amagiri (DD 154), FNS Vendemiaire (F 734), and USS Defender (MCM 2) maneuver  in formation during a passing exercise off the coast of Kyushu, Japan. Training during the event included basic communications and navigation drills that helped participants to develop relationships and improve their tactical capabilities. (Photo courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)
  2. USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School

    Sailors took part in a community service project at a local school Feb. 23 during a port visit in Thailand.

    LAEM CHABANG, (Feb 23, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez, assigned to USS Germantown (LSD 42), reads a fairytale book to Thai children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)
  3. USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School

    Sailors took part in a community service project at a local school Feb. 23 during a port visit in Thailand.

    LAEM CHABANG, (Feb 23, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez, assigned to USS Germantown (LSD 42), reads a fairytale book to Thai children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)
  4. US, ROK Sailors Find Common Ground in Community Service

    USS Blue Ridge, 7th Fleet staff, and Republic of Korea navy Sailors came together as a team for a visit to a children’s home Feb. 25.

    BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Feb. 25, 2012) Yeoman 3rd Class Jesse Welsh, left, and Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Sidney Hendrickson of 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) play basketball with a Korean child during a community service project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timmy Wakefield/)
  5. Hawaii Honors Individual Augmentees at Luncheon

    140+ Hawaii-based Sailors and Marines with their families were recognized for their IA service Feb 24.

  6. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to return from deployment

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group returns to San Diego Feb. 27 as 7-month deployment nears end.

    In this file photo, ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Pacific Ocean Feb. 14 after returning to 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  7. USS Sampson to depart San Diego for deployment

    The ship departs San Diego Feb. 24 for an independent deployment to both 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet.

  8. USS Columbus Deploys to Western Pacific

    The Los Angeles-class submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 22.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 22, 2012) Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Josh Thompson)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Departs for 7th Fleet Patrol

    The 7th Fleet command ship departed Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 21 for a patrol throughout the 7th Fleet AOR.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 21, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Rodger Weaver and Yeoman 3rd Class Randy Sarran hoist flags up the mast as U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cale Hatch)
  10. USS Germantown Visits Thailand Following Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship and embarked Marines arrived in Laem Chabang Feb. 21 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Germantown (LSD 42) transits the South China Sea Feb. 7 while destined for Thailand and participation in exercise Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)