YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 31, 2021) The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit. Connecticut is conducting maritime operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet to maintain a safe and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brett Cote)

The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) approaches the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a scheduled port visit during operations in U.S. 7th Fleet.

U.S. Navy/MCC Brett Cote

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2021) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), front, and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transit the Pacific Ocean. Dewey and Vinson are currently underway conducting routine maritime operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Olympia O. McCoy)

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departs on deployment

The CSG's deployment, a first with F-35C Lightning II and CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, will begin with participation in Large Scale Exercise 2021.

CORAL SEA (July 22, 2021) (From left) USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), ROKS Wand Geon (DD 978), HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154), USS America (LHA 6), USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), USS JS Makinami (DD 112), USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), (center) HMCS Calgary (FFH 335), (back) USS New Orleans (LPD 18), HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41), and USS Germantown (LSD 42) steam in formation during Talisman Sabre (TS) 21. This is the ninth iteration of Talisman Sabre, a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the U.S. involving more than 17,000 participants from seven nations. The month-long multi-domain exercise consists of a series of training events that reinforce the strong U.S./Australian alliance and demonstrate the U.S. Military’s unwavering commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Serianni)

America ESG concludes participation in Talisman Sabre

The large-scale exercise in and off Australia included multinational maritime operations and drills between allies and partners.

CNO visits Guam, meets with Acting Governor and engages with Sailors

U.S. Navy

The visit was Adm. Mike Gilday's first since assuming duties as CNO.

BREMERTON, Wash. (July 29, 2021) Capt. Max Clark, left, and Capt. Craig Sicola salute as Sailors presents the colors during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Sicola relieved Clark as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier. Nimitz is in port preparing for future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt)

Sicola takes command as USS Nimitz bids farewell to Clark

Capt. Craig Sicola relieved Capt. Maximilian Clark as commanding officer in a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier in Bremerton, Washington, July 29.

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2021) U.S. Navy Lt. Natalie Spritzer applies a training tourniquet to Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Eric Sierra during a Pacific Partnership 21 medical discussion with Philippine Navy sailors. Pacific Partnership, now in its 16th iteration, brings nations together to prepare during calm periods to effectively respond in times of crisis. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security and stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Brown/Released)

16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

The annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28.

OKINAWA, Japan (July 26, 2021) Builder Constructionman Tyler Stewart, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, hangs the battalion’s logo before a relief-in-place/transfer-of-authority ceremony onboard Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, July 26. U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to NMCB-5 are the forward-deployed Indo-Pacific construction battalion. The battalion is ready to support a free and open Pacific by strengthening our network of allies and partners and providing general engineering and civil support to joint operational forces. Homeported out of Port Hueneme, California, NMCB-5 has 10 detail sites deployed throughout the U.S. and Indo-Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephane Belcher/Released)

NMCB-5 assumes lead of Naval Construction Force tasking in Indo-Pacific

NMCB-5 relieved NMCB-4 during a relief in place/transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan.

7th Fleet Destroyer Transits Taiwan Strait

U.S. 7th Fleet

The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted the routine transit, July 28.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 9, 2021) A Sailor aboard the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) directs and MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 during flight operations while sailing with the guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chase Stephens)

Task forces 71, 75, 76 form SAG in South China Sea

USS Tulsa (LCS 16), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and a detachment from EODMU 5 joined to form the Surface Action Group.