1. USS Chief visits Brunei during regional operations

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Muara, Feb. 15, for a port visit in the midst of operations in U.S. 7th Fleet.

    USS Chief (MCM 14) ties up to the pier in Muara, Feb. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  2. Multinational Cobra Gold exercise kicks off in Thailand

    The annual exercise focuses on planning and conducting combined and joint operations, building relationships and improving interoperability.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Royal Thai Navy landing platform dock ship HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) steam together in the Gulf of Thailand, Feb. 14. (U.S. Navy/Cpl. William Carr)
  3. Future USS Tulsa set for San Francisco commissioning

    The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship will be commissioned Feb. 16 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier.

    The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at Naval Base San Diego in November after completing its maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Isaacs)
  4. U.S. submarine participates in JMSDF submarine competition

    The competition evaluates and tests Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force crews on their ability to conduct various aspects of anti-submarine warfare.

    File photo of a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jeffrey Jay Price)
  5. Final resting place of USS Hornet CV-8 located in South Pacific

    The aircraft carrier was best known for launching the important Doolittle Raid in April of 1942 and its role in winning the Battle of Midway.

    A sonar image from R/V Petrel shows the wreck of USS Hornet (CV 8) resting on the ocean bottom in the South Pacific, nearly 17,500 feet below the surface. (Photo courtesy of Paul G Allen’s Vucan Inc.)
  6. USS John C. Stennis arrives in Thailand for port visit

    The aircraft carrier arrived in Laem Chabang, Feb. 10, for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Thailand and the United States.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) approaches the pier in Laem Chabang, Feb. 10. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jarrod A. Schad)
  7. Seabees proud to serve people of Tinian as typhoon recovery support comes to close

    Seabees from NMCB 1 and NMCB 3 helped repair 184 roofs, among other suport in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

    Builder 3rd Class Matthew Winnett, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Det. Tinian, nails in a truss, Jan. 25, for a temporary emergency roof for a home that was damaged during Super Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/CECN Manual Torres)
  8. USS Green Bay, 31st MEU arrive in Thailand for Cobra Gold

    The ship and embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sattahip, Feb. 7.

    Assault amphibious vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) depart the well deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  9. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge visits Otaru, Japan

    The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) crew and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived for their first port visit to Otaru in nearly five years, Feb 8.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches the pier in Otaru, Feb. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ethan Carter)
  10. U.S., Japanese commanders observe F-35B operations aboard USS Wasp

    The commanders of U.S. 7th Fleet and Japan's Self-Defense Fleet visited to observe amphibious operations at sea.

    U.S. and Japan military officials discuss the F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1), Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Galbreath)

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