1. U.S., Brunei navies kick off annual CARAT exercise

    The 25th anniversary of CARAT Brunei symbolizes the longstanding U.S.-Brunei maritime partnership and highlights U.S. commitment to the region.

    In this file photo, Lt.j.g. Ben Ralen and Lt.j.g. Akmal Japin search for surface contacts on the bridge of  USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) during tactical maneuvering drills as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Greg Johnson)
  2. Boxer ARG, 11th MEU build partnerships in Western Pacific

    Sailors and Marines from the ARG/MEU team participated in three exercises across the South China Sea this month to build partnerships and enhance relationships.

    A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of USS Boxer (LHD 4) during exercise Tiger Strike, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  3. Seabees explore construction opportunities with Thai partners

    U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 arrived Thailand, Oct. 15, to support the Royal Thai Navy and existing U.S. Air Force initiatives.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 and airmen assigned to 554th Red Horse Squadron work together to build a latrine facility on the U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy airfield base, Oct. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Julio Rivera)
  4. Midway movie takes war in the Pacific seriously

    The production reminds viewers just how precariously America's future teetered in the early 1940s, and what cost, sacrifice and luck was required to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific.

    Woody Harrelson speaks with Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a visit to the aircraft carrier at sea in August 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Joseph Miller)
  5. SECNAV names future destroyer in honor of Navy Medal of Honor recipient

    The future DDG 134 will be named in honor of Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War.

    A photo illustration announcing that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 134, will be named USS John E. Kilmer. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Paul Archer)
  6. Navy team helps Ebeye defend against mosquitoes

    A team from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6 worked with local responders in the Marshall Islands last month following an outbreak of dengue fever.

    Lt. Cmdr. Adam Strong, an entomologist with NEPMU-6, walks across the Ebeye dump with local government officials to place a mosquito trap. (U.S. Army/Jordan Vinson)
  7. NMCB 4 completes Indo-Pacific deployment, relieved by NMCB 5

    A ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 15, marked the end of a six-month mission for NMCB 4 across the Indo-Pacific region.

    Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 raise the battalion colors during a relief in place, transfer of authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony in Okinawa, Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew R. White)
  8. USS Harpers Ferry, 11th MEU visit Brunei for CARAT exercise

    During exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, Marines launched from Harpers Ferry are training ashore with Royal Brunei Armed Forces counterparts.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrives in Brunei, Oct. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danielle Baker)
  9. U.S., Philippines, Japan kick off Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

    The maritime exercise, designed to promote regional security cooperation, and strengthen maritime partnerships and interoperability, began in Puerto Princesa, Oct. 14.

    Leaders from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Philippine Navy and Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy salute during the opening ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama, Oct. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Gregory Johnson)
  10. Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 comes to close in Guam

    Pacific Griffin, which wrapped up Oct. 10, was the most advanced naval training to date between the two nations during their longstanding maritime partnership.

    The Republic of Singapore Navy's RSS Formidable (68) leads a formation of ships including USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), USS Momsen (DDG 92), RSS Intrepid (69) and USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) to kick of exercise Pacific Griffin, Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Veloicaza)

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