1. Peleliu Supports Exercise Iron Fist 2012 with Japan

    The amphibious assault ship concluded support of exercise Iron Fist with the 15th MEU and JGSDF, Feb. 13.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2012) Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force conduct small arms weapons training aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during exrcise Iron Fist. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)
  2. U.S. Pacific Fleet hosts CFMCC Flag Officer Course

    Officers from 15 nations met in Hawaii Feb. 9-15 for a Naval War College-conducted course in maritime security topics.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 10, 2012) Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, seated center, and participants of the Naval War College-led Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Officer Course, pause for a group photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  3. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to Visit Hawaii

    The John C. Stennis CSG is set to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 17 for a port visit as the ships return home from a seven month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2012) Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steam together in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
  4. USS Patriot Visits Hakodate, Japan

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Hakodate, Japan, Feb. 14 for a port visit.

    HAKODATE, Japan (Feb. 14, 2012) USS Patriot (MCM 7) Commanding Officer Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne Schang and Command Master Chief Mike Kaszubowski receive a welcoming gift from community members as Patriot arrives in Hakodate for a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  5. After Operation New Dawn, USS Port Royal returns to Hawaii

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to rousing cheers Feb. 13 after an almost eight-month deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 13, 2012) Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) man the rails  as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a nearly eight-month deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham)
  6. COMNAVAIRFOR Announces 2011 Aviation Battle 'E' Winners

    Commander, Naval Air Forces announced the winners of the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle 'E') awards Feb. 10.

    In this file photo, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Alexis Lebrake, assigned to Air Department's V-1 Division, guides an F/A-18C Hornet as it taxis on the flight deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Dec. 31, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens)
  7. USS Germantown Begins Participation in Cobra Gold 2012

    The amphibious dock landing ship began its involvement in the multinational exercise in Thailand, Feb. 10.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb 7, 2012) The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) operates in the South China Sea while transitting to Thailand to take part in exercise Cobra Gold.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr.)
  8. VP-16 Conducts Surveillance Training with Singapore Counterparts

    Sailors from Patrol Squadron 16 conducted a training in Singapore Jan. 29 - Feb. 2 with Singapore Armed Forces.

    SINGAPORE (Jan. 31, 2012) Sailors from the 'War Eagles' of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 post for a photo with counterparts from the Republic of Singapore Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Michael Glynn)
  9. Chafee, Tortuga Support 31st MEU at Cobra Gold

    The ships are in Thailand supporting the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit for Exercise Cobra Gold 2012.

    SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 3, 2012) Quarter Master 3rd Class Amanda Shykes (right) aboard USS Chafee (DDG 90) runs a flag hoisting exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976). Quarter Master Seaman Elora Presseau (center) and Quarter Master Seaman Neisha Kirkling (left) assist with the flag hoist by raising and lowering the flags, along with helping decode Munmu the Great's signals. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. USS Bonhomme Richard to depart San Diego for Western Pacific

    The amphibious assault ship departs San Diego Feb. 14 for a deployment and a hull swap with USS Essex in Japan.

    In this file photo, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participates in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week in August 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)