1. 11th MEU Aircraft Embark USS New Orleans during COMPUTEX

    Aircraft from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) Aviation Combat Element (ACE) embarked the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Sept. 3 as part of the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2011) Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) retrieve cargo from a CH-53E Super Stallion aboard the San-Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro)
  2. John C. Stennis Strike Group Visits Malaysia

    Four ships from the strike group arrived in Port Klang, Malaysia, Sept. 4 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) conduct a replenishment at sea with fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) Aug. 30 in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman)
  3. USS Green Bay Visits Darwin, Australia

    USS Green Bay and embarked 13th MEU Marines arrived Sept. 2 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, Cmdr. Kevin Meyers, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), addresses Sailors and Marines during an all-hands call in the Indian Ocean Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen M. Votaw)
  4. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Visits Hong Kong

    USS Boxer, USS Comstock, and embarked 13th MEU Marines arrived in Hong Kong Aug. 31 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), front, amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), left, and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) steam in formation through the Indian Ocean Aug. 18. All three ships, as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, recently completed maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet region and are currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh)
  5. Seventh Fleet Ships Sortie for Tropical Storm Talas

    Six ships forward deployed to Yokosuka were ordered to sortie Aug. 30 to avoid Tropical Storm Talas.

    In this file photo, guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) returns to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 22, after its summer patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  6. Korean Midshipmen Sail Aboard USS Blue Ridge

    Four South Korean midshipmen embarked USS Blue Ridge in Cairns, Australia, Aug. 2, spending several weeks aboard.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) navigator, Lt. Joshua Virgadamo, shows Republic of Korea sailors different methods to plot the ship's course during a tour of the ship Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josh Curtis)
  7. USS Blue Ridge concludes summer patrol

    The 7th Fleet command ship returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 29 after operations throughout Asia-Pacific.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 29, 2011) U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returns to the ship's forward-deployed port of Yokosuka, Japan after completing a two-month patrol throughout the Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Melvin F. Orr III)
  8. U.S., Singapore Navies Complete Sea Phase of CARAT

    The six-day at-sea portion of exercise CARAT Singapore wrapped up Aug. 26.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 22, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), center, steams in formation with the Republic of Singapore navy Formidable-class frigates RSS Supreme (FFG 73) and RSS Stalwart (FFG 72) during the underway phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith)
  9. Comstock, Green Bay Lend Hand at Thailand Home

    Sailors, 13th MEU Marines team with Royal Thai Navy to spruce up orphanage grounds, facilities Aug. 23-24.

    PHANG NGA, Thailand (Aug. 23, 2011) Yeoman Seaman Justin Powell, left, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, Beach Landing Team E, and Chief Electrician's Mate Hilario Gudez assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), build a gabion cage to hold rocks for a retaining wall during a community service project at the Home and Life Orphanage in Phang Nga, Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)
  10. Boxer Crew Supports Community, Thailand school

    Boxer Sailors, 13th MEU Marine assisted helped a local elementary school in Phuket, Thailand Aug. 23-24.

    PHUKET, Thailand (Aug. 23,  2011) Machinery Repairman 1st Class Leo Delarosa, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), paints the gate of Maung Phuket Elementary School during a community service project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Tinoko)