1. 7th Fleet Welcomes New Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Commander

    Command of the U.S. 7th Fleet Patrol and Reconnaissance Task Force changed hands March 23.

    AYASE, Japan (March 23, 2012)  Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck (left) and Rear. Adm. Matthew J. Carter salute during the national anthem at the Fleet Air Forward and the Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces U.S. 5th Fleet/U.S. 7th Fleet (CTF-57/72) change of command ceremony.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Smelley)
  2. USS Blue Ridge Visits Manila

    The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a port visit March 23.

    MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (March 23, 2012) Ensign Maria Veloria looks through binoculars in the pilothouse as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Arroyo)
  3. Topeka Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan March 20.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 20, 2012) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger)
  4. USS George Washington Chiefs, Families, Ride JMSDF Ship

    USS George Washington Chiefs and families joined JS Hyuga's Family Day Cruise March 16.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 16, 2012) A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailor assists the son of a U.S. Navy Sailor look through the "Big Eyes" aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer Hyuga (DDH 181) during the ship's Family Day Cruise. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington)
  5. USS Patriot participates in Exercise Foal Eagle

    The mine countermeasures ship taking part in exercise Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea.

    YELLOW SEA (March 14, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Patriot (MCM 7) conduct mine countermeasure training operations on the ship's fantail as Patriot participates in the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  6. USS Germantown Takes Part in Iwo Jima Commemoration Ceremony

    Reunion of Honor ceremony Mar. 14 on Iwo To, formerly Iwo Jima, marks 67th anniversary of the battle.

    IWO TO, Japan (March 14, 2012) Sailors from USS Germantown (LSD 42) and guests render honors as the honor guard parade the colors during the Reunion of Honor Ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)  See more photos from the ceremony.
  7. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong

    The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit March 15.

    HONG KONG (March 14, 2012) USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrives in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Ben Larscheid)
  8. Transfer to Japan, Diversify Your Career

    Taking an assignment to Japan can diversify and complement a Sailor's career portfolio, say officials.

    In this file photo, Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Callie Walker of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) poses for a picture with students during a community service project at Sullivans Elementary School on base in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 18, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  9. Japan, Marines commemorate Battle of Iwo Jima

    A ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima takes place March 14.

    IWO TO (March 12, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Germantown (LSD 42) receive an honorable discharge before reenlisting atop Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo To, formally known as Iwo Jima. Germantown is in the area to participate in the 2012 Reunion of Honor, a ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  10. Peleliu Hosts Former President, Former Secretary of the Navy

    Former President Jimmy Carter, and John Dalton, visited USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in San Diego, March 10.

    SAN DIEGO (March 10, 2012) Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter receive an ovation during a lunch hosted aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Palovich)