1. USS Ralph Johnson returns from maiden deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Everett, Wash., Jan. 14, following a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operates in the Philippine Sea in December. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus Castaneda)
  2. USS Ronald Reagan begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    Sailors aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier recently began receiving the vaccine at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan.

    Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Jason Zeger, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Quinton A. Lee)
  3. Guam hosts partner nations in exercise Sea Dragon 2021

    A pair of P-8 Poseidons from VP-5 and VP-8 have joined counterparts from Australia, Canada, India and Japan for the anti-submarine warfare exercise.

    A P8-A Poseidon aircraft attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 sits at Andersen Air Force Base after arriving in Guam, Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Hooker)
  4. USS William P. Lawrence returns from U.S. 4th Fleet deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Pearl Harbor following a deployment supporting missions in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits in formation with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brasil (U 27) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Pacific, Dec. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria G. Llanos)
  5. Chief of Naval Operations releases Navigation Plan 2021

    Adm. Mike Gilday released his Navigation Plan to the Fleet during virtual remarks at the Surface Navy Association Symposium, Jan. 11.

  6. USS Ralph Johnson: Steaming into the New Year

    The deployed guided-missile destroyer rang in 2021 with a traditional New Year's Day deck log written by Electronics Technician 2nd Class Hailey Coop.

    In this file photo, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operates in the Philippine Sea, Dec. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus Castaneda)
  7. Future USS Daniel Inouye completes builder’s trials

    The future Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer will conduct acceptance trials off Maine early next year.

    The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) transits the Kennebec River to conduct builder’s trials off the coast of Maine earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works)
  8. Female CO will command aircraft carrier for first time

    Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) this summer.

  9. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group completes SUSTEX, deploys

    The Theodore Roosevelt CSG completed their sustainment exercise and began a scheduled deployment, Dec. 23.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits in the Pacific, Dec. 18. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Dylan Lavin)
  10. USS John S. McCain conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

    The guided-missile destroyer asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) transits through South China Sea, Dec. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus Castaneda)

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