1. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge visits Hong Kong

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Hong Kong, April 20, for their first vist there in more than three years.

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives for a port visit in Hong Kong, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Mar’Queon A. D. Tramble)
  2. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Charleston arrives in San Diego

    The Independence-variant LCS arrived at its San Diego homeport, April 19, after completing its maiden voyage.

    USS Charleston (LCS 18) sails through San Diego Bay in transit to its Naval Base San Diego homeport, April 19. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  3. USS Preble completes cooperative deployment with HMAS Melbourne

    The two ships rendezvoused in the Philippine Sea for divisional tactics and other drills to strengthen interoperability.

    USS Preble (DDG 88) and HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) transit in formation while conducting drills in the Philippine Sea, April 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Bryan Niegel)
  4. 25th anniversary of CARAT exercise series kicks off with Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean

    CARAT is the U.S. Navy's oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia.

  5. Konetzni Hall: Submarine Squadron 15 dedicates building to historic submariner

    The squadron's headquarters in Guam was named in honor of Vice Adm. (ret.) Albert Konetzni, during a ceremony, April 19.

    Retired Vice Adm. Albert Konetzni laughs at jokes from his former colleagues describing his historic moments as Pacific Fleet Submarine Force commander during the Konetzni Hall building dedication ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Timmy Wakefield)
  6. USS Stockdale visits Darwin during 7th Fleet operations

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Darwin, Australia, April 17, for a scheduled port visit.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Stockdale (DDG 106) arrives in Darwin, April 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Abigayle Lutz)
  7. U.S., Australian navies conduct helicopter deck landings in Philippine Sea

    MH-60S Sea Hawks from HSC-25 conducted deck landing qualifications with HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05), April 16.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land aboard HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05), April 16. (U.S. Navy/AW2 James Clemens)
  8. USS Fitzgerald leaves dry dock, continues repairs pierside in Pascagoula

    The guided-missile destroyer took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready, combat-capable ship, April 16.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) moves to a pier at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, April 16. (Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
  9. Pacific Partnership continues mission in Micronesia

    After having arrived in the islands earlier, the multinational team officially kicked off the mission's fourth stop with an opening ceremony in Chuuk, April 13.

    Sailors return to USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) after conducting Pacific Partnership mission activities ashore in Polowat, Micronesia, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Tyrell K. Morris)
  10. U.S., Indian navies practice submarine hunting in Indian Ocean

    P-8 aircraft from the U.S and Indian navies, along with USS Spruance (DDG 111), conducted cooperative activities in the Indian Ocean, April 15.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands aboard USS Spruance (DDG 111) during operations in the Indian Ocean in March. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Bryan Niegel)

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