1. Pacific Partnership Brings New Look to Multilateral Mission

    The U.S. Navy's ninth multilateral Pacific Partnership mission will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, to improve disaster response preparedness in five Southeast Asia host nations beginning in late May.

    Lt. Cmdr. Tessica Lee works with a Cambodian Army counterpart, right, during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  2. USS Pinckney Visits Pyeongtaek, South Korea

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pyeongtaek April 27 and while there, will take part in training, cultural exchanges and community outreach with the Republic of Korea navy.

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) file photo.
  3. Boxer ARG, 13th MEU Return from Deployment

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed an eight-month deployment April 25 when the ships arrived at Naval Base San Diego.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits San Diego Bay, April 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Derek A. Harkins)
  4. USS Wayne E. Meyer Visits Busan During Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, April 24 for a port visit.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives in Busan April 24.(U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  5. Navy Leaders Agree to Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander joined over 20 maritime leaders April 22 at the 14th Western Pacific Naval Symposium to exchange ideas and agree upon procedures affecting maritime conduct at sea.

    A USS McCampbell (DDG 85) crew member communicates during a signaling exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy patrol vessel KD Pahang (172) in the South China Sea in October. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Paul Kelly)
  6. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group to Return from Deployment

    The three ships of the Boxer ARG are scheduled to return home to San Diego April 25, completing an eight-month deployment that included operational support in 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) steam in formation in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Mark El-Rayes)
  7. VAQ-132 Participates in Republic of Korea Exercise Max Thunder

    Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 is taking part in the combined aerial training exercise for military aircrews and maintainers that began April 11.

    An EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 takes off from Gwangju Air Base April 23 during exercise Max Thunder. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Lynn Frank Andrews)
  8. USS Bonhomme Richard Completes Search and Rescue Mission in Korea

    With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the amphibious assault ship departed waters around Jindo, South Korea, April 22 after assisting with search and rescue operations near the site of the Korean passenger ferry Sewol.

    An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during search and rescue operations April 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  9. Frank Cable Departs Malaysia After Visit Focused on Exchanges

    The submarine tender departed Sepangar, Malaysia, April 17, wrapping up a visit that included numerous interations with the Royal Malaysian Navy.

    Electronics Technician 1st Class Benjamin Smith, left, and Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Submarines) Jake Jaegar, right, explain the purpose of certain technical work documents to officers of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as part of a Quality Assurance Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) seminar aboard USS Frank Cable, April 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brandon Shelander)
  10. U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Hosts High School Students

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band hosted 40 members of the Vacaville High School band and choir April 17 for workshops and a combined performance between the two groups.

    Musician 3rd Class Abbie Johnson plays alongside members of the Vacaville High School band (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)