1. USS George Washington, Air Force Units Train Together in Pacific

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 completed a large-force exercise with the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 25.

    An F-22A Raptor advanced tactical fighter from the U.S. Air Force 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts a supersonic flyby over USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)
  2. Hampton Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The San Diego-based fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 24 for a port visit.

    USS Hampton (SSN 767) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sept. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Sebastian McCormack)
  3. USS Boxer Connects with Kids in Philippines

    Sailors and Marines visited a special education center in Olangapo City, Sept. 18, spending time with children and bring gifts of medical supplies and soccer balls.

    A boy looks away while drawing with Operations Specialist 2nd Class Heather Piersing from USS Boxer (LHD 4) during one of several community service events in Olangapo City, Philippines, Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Bishop)
  4. Missile Defense System Intercepts Target in Test

    The Missile Defense Agency and Sailors aboard USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test today of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, intercepting a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 18.

    An SM-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
  5. U.S. Navy to Join Allied, Partner Navies in Pacific Reach 2013

    The U.S. Navy will join Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore in the multinational submarine resuce exercixe Pacific Reach 2013, Sept. 20-27.

  6. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Hong Kong

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Hong Kong Sept. 18 for a port visit.

    Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Demetris Artis conducts mooring operations as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling)
  7. Forged From The Deckplates: Today's Chief Petty Officer

    Mid-September is arguably the most important time of the year to a U.S. Navy chief petty officer. Newly accepted chiefs are frocked during a time-honored pinning ceremony that marks the culmination of CPO 365 and training to become "the chief."

    Chief Intelligence Specialist Joshua Mathias, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operation Center, receives his chief petty officer anchors from his family, Sept. 13.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brennan D. Knaresboro)
  8. USS Cowpens to Depart San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser is scheduled to depart San Diego Sept. 17 for a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrives in San Diego in April following more than a decade forward-deployed to 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia)
  9. Boxer, New Orleans Arrive in Philippines for Visit, Exercise

    The two ships arrived in Subic Bay Sept. 16 for a port visit and to take part in Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and alongside the Philippine Marine Corps.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4) arrives in Subic Bay, Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st  Class Brian P. Biller)
  10. U.S., Bangladesh Navies Begin 3rd CARAT Exercise

    The third annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh is underway following an opening ceremony at Naval Base Issa Khan, Sept. 16.

    Rear Adm. Cindy Thebaud, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, speaks to Bangladesh Navy sailors attached to Special Warfare Diving and Salvage Command on the opening day of CARAT Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh)