1. Cobra Gold Underway, Bonhomme Richard ARG Participates

    The forward-deployed Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is off the coast of Thailand to take part in exercise Cobra Gold, which began Feb. 11 with opening ceremonies in Chiang Mai.

    Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) in the Gulf of Thailand Feb. 9 during an off-load evolution ahead of exercise Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II)
  2. Antietam, Cowpens Complete Hull Swap In Japan

    USS Antietam (CG 54) relieved the forward-deployed USS Cowpens (CG 63) during a hull swap ceremony between the crews of the two guided-missile cruisers Feb. 5 in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Sailors cross the brow during a hull swap ceremony between the guided-missile cruisers USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Antietam (CG 54), Feb. 5 in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
  3. U.S. Navy Sailors Aid Severely Injured Child in Philippines

    Two U.S. Navy Sailors came to the assistance of an injured child while on liberty near Angeles City, Philippines, 5 Feb.

  4. USS Stockdale visits Subic Bay

    The ship arrived in Subic Bay Feb. 5 for a routine port visit to replenish supplies and offer an opportunity for rest and relaxation for the crew.

    Logistics Specialist Seaman Christopher Allen throws a line to the pier as USS Stockdale (DDG 106) arrives at Subic Bay, Feb. 5, for a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper)
  5. Carl Vinson Completes PIA

    USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) commanding officer announced the official completion of the ship's successful six-month planned incremental availability (PIA) Feb. 3.

    The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) gets underway from Naval Air Station North Island to conduct sea trials during the final stage of a six-month planned incremental availability.
  6. Royal Thai Navy, Marines Embark USS Bonhomme Richard

    The ship is hosting four liaison officers from the Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps in preparation for the upcoming Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand and surrounding waters.

    Ensign Codie Rose displays flight deck parking charts for Royal Thai Navy Lt. Cmdr. Weerapat during familiarization aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Feb. 2. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  7. VAQ-132 Completes Deployment at Naval Air Facility Misawa

    Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 completed a six-month deployment aboard Naval Air Facility Misawa, Feb. 2.

    Sailors assigned to VAQ-132 wave to an EA-18G Growler as it departs Naval Air Facility Misawa, Feb. 2, for its home base of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada)
  8. USS Gridley to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer will return to San Diego Feb. 5 following a six-month, independent deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Gridley (DDG 101), on the final leg of a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation, enters Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 28 as the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) departs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach)
  9. USS Higgins Visits Palau

    Arriving Feb. 4 for a port visit, the ship’s crew will conduct several community service projects, including assisting with repairs to two high schools damaged by Super Typhoon Bopha.

    Sailors man the rails as guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) anchors in Malakal Harbor in Koror, Palau, Feb. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kara Lynn Yingling)
  10. Port Royal to take part in multi-national task group exercise

    USS Port Royal (CG 73), homeported at Pearl Harbor, will participate in the theater anti-submarine warfare phase of the Submarine Commander’s Course and a task group exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Feb. 11-17.

    In this file photo the Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to begin the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific exercise 2012 July 11.