1. Army assists Pacific Partnership 2012

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Alvin Balthazar, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff, received The American Legion's Spirit of Service Award Aug. 28 in recognition of his extensive volunteer efforts.

    U.S Army Capt. Shannon McLean and World Vets volunteer veterinarian Helle Hydeskov examine a baby goat's leg as part of a veterinary civic action project in Sangihe, Indonesia, June 11. (Photo by Camelia Montoy)
  2. George Washington Welcomes Swedish Senior Member Of The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission

    A member of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) conducted an overnight embark aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 28-29.

    Swedish navy Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad, left, a member of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, learns about flight operations from Lt. Steve Duran, during an overnight visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
  3. USS Crommelin Spends Final Day Underway

    The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) conducted her final mission off the coast of Oahu Aug. 27, returning for a final time to Pearl Harbor.

    Sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) Aug. 28 as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the final time before decommissioning. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey)
  4. Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training Exercise Begins

    The 11th annual SEACAT exercise kicked off Aug. 27, with liaison officers from the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand tracking contacts of interest in a maritime interdiction scenario.

    Officers from the six nations taking part in exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) work together at the Changi Command and Control (C2) Center in Singapore, Aug. 27. (Photo courtesy of the Singapore Ministry of Defense)
  5. Chief Selects Live Legacy on Missouri

    Forty-three chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from around the Pacific Fleet graduated from the USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy in a ceremony held aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial Aug. 24.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, foreground; Commander Task Force 73, COMLOG WESTPAC Command Master Chief Robert Shannon; and Chaplain Lt. James Ragain III, salute during the national anthem at the USS Missouri CPO Legacy Academy Class 006 graduation, Aug. 24. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  6. Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Strengthen Partnership with Japan

    Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force embarked aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to train alongside Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Aug 22.

    Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force embark USS Tortuga (LSD 46), Aug. 21 in Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello)
  7. USS Columbus Completes WESTPAC Deployment

    USS Columbus (SSN 762) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 23, after completing a six-month deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 23, after completing a six-month deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ronald Gutridge)
  8. USS Cape St. George Concludes Journey Around the World

    The guided-missile cruiser returned to Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 22 after circumnavigating the globe.

    USS Cape St. George (CG 71) approaches the pier of its Naval Base San Diego homeport, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee)
  9. John C. Stennis to Depart for 8-Month Deployment

    The flagship of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), will depart Aug. 27 to begin an eight-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Aug. 22 in Bremerton. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  10. George Washington Welcomes Japanese Government Officials

    Japanese government officials visited the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Aug. 22.

    A Japanese visitor takes a picture of an arrested landing during flight operations aboard USS George Washington, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith)