1. Partner Nations Commit to Preserving, Protecting WWII Wrecks

    Nearly three dozen government officials from Indonesia, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom gathered in Jakarta, Oct. 29, to continue their efforts to protect and preserve sunken sovereign vessels in the Java Sea, many of which serve as war graves.

    Naval History and Heritage Command file photo of USS Houston (CA 30) from 1935.
  2. Two Carrier Strike Groups Operate in 7th Fleet Promoting Security, Stability

    As USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transited the South China Sea Oct. 28 following a Singapore port visit, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) was off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula training with the Republic of Korea Navy.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the South China Sea on Thursday. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony N. Hilkowski)
  3. USS Santa Fe Returns From Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home to Pearl Harbor, Oct. 28, completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  4. Navy's First Hybrid Ship Celebrates Commissioning Anniversary

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated her sixth commissioning anniversary, Oct. 24.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits past Diamond Head State Monument after departing Pearl Harbor in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Lindahl)
  5. USNS Tippecanoe Demonstrates Logistical Flexibility, Conducts Fueling at Sea with Commercial Tanker

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-99) completed a fueling evolution at sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22.

    Mariners aboard the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary maneuver a refueling hose during a fueling evolution with USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-99).  (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan to Exercise with Republic of Korea Navy

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is conducting a series of exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy Oct. 26-29, to strengthen maritime interoperability, tactics, techniques and procedures.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to conduct a refueling at sea with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while operating off the Korean Peninsula Oct. 25. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Sara B. Sexton)
  7. Navy Divers Survey Historic WWII Wreck USS Houston (CA 30)

    U.S. Navy divers, assisted by personnel from the Indonesian Navy, surveyed the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Oct. 16-24.

    U.S. Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Mobile Diving Salvage (MDS) 11-7, set up an anchor chain during dive operations Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
  8. USNS Lewis and Clark Arrives in Tarawa for Koa Moana Exercise

    Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) arrived at Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, Oct. 24, as part of its continuing support of exercise Koa Moana 15-3.

    USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) sits off the coast of Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, after arriving for exercise Koa Moana. (U.S. Navy/Grady Fontana)
  9. Lassen Visits Malaysia After South China Sea Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Oct. 19 following four weeks on patrol in the South China Sea.

    Sailors aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) point out equipment on the bridge to visiting Royal Malaysian Navy counterparts during a tour of the ship in Kota Kinabalu. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corey T. Jones)
  10. USS Preble to Return from Independent Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 23 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Preble (DDG 88) steams in formation with ships of the Republic of Korea Navy during bilateral training between the two navies in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Alonzo M. Archer)