1. "Sea Knights" Depart Bonhomme Richard One Last Time

    Ten CH-46E Sea Knight medium-lift tandem rotor transport helicopters, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262, departed the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for the final time, March 20.

    Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 flies in formation over USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the squadron's debarkation, March 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  2. Freedom Arrives in U.S. 7th Fleet

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) March 20, marking a key milestone in USS Freedom's eight-month deployment to Southeast Asia.

    In this file photo, an MH-60R Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 flies in front of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), Feb. 22 in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans)
  3. Ronald Reagan Wraps Up Availability, Heads Back To San Diego

    The carrier departed Bremerton March 18 after completing a docking planned incremental availability that lasted more than a year.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to man the rails March 18 as the ship departs Naval Base Kitsap for homeport in San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott A. McCall)
  4. Yokose LCAC Facility Opens Near Sasebo

    U.S. Navy flag officers joined Japanese senior-level officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Yokose Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) laydown Facility, March 15.

    Japanese guests tour the new Yokose Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Facility after a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the facility in Saikai City, March 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/)
  5. Bonhomme Richard Officer Earns ESG 7 Navigation Award

    An officer assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was recently recognized as the junior shiphandler of the year by Expeditionary Strike Group 7.

    In this file photo, Ensign Codie Rose displays flight deck parking charts to a visiting Royal Thai Navy officer during Feb. 2, prior to exercise Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  6. U.S. 7th Fleet Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    The U.S. Seventh Fleet marked the beginning of a yearlong celebration of its 70th anniversary March 15 aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), an initiative highlighting the Fleet's history and vital role in promoting peace and stability in a critically strategic region.

    U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Scott H.Swift, center, cuts a ceremonial cake with the oldest and youngest members of his staff, Fleet Surgeon Capt. Viswanadham Pothula and Yeoman Seaman Recruit Dalton Mercurio aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the South China Sea, March 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten)
  7. Third Fleet Celebrates 70th Anniversary

    The U.S. Third Fleet is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Fleet's founding and the commander's staff gathered together March 13 to recognize its continuing historic role.

    In this file photo, ships and submarines participating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet-coordinated Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands, July 27, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Devinney)
  8. 7th Fleet, Korean Navy Support Key Resolve Exercise

    The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy are participating in the annual combined joint command post exercise Key Resolve from March 11 to 21.

    Commander, 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift, left, and Republic of Korea Navy Rear Adm. Dong Woo Park receive a  briefing aboard 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), March 12 in the South China Sea during exercise Key Resolve 2013. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. Albuquerque Visits Thailand During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) moored alongside USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Sattahip Bay, Thailand, March 10 for a visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) approaches USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Sattahip Bay, March 10, for tended support during its visit to Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Hensley)
  10. Navy's First Littoral Combat Ship Visits Pearl Harbor

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 11 for a port visit as part of its maiden deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) passes by the Missing Man Formation monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as she arrives for a port visit, March 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio)