1. Multinational exercise Sea Dragon underway in Guam

    Patrol and reconnaissance crews from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the U.S. are participating.

    Participants gather for a photo to kick off exercise Sea Dragon at Andersen Air Force Base. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Thomas Higgins)
  2. USS Emory S. Land makes first visit to Kure, Japan

    During the visit, the submarine tender's crew will join with members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for professional military engagements.

    t. j.g. Shane Shuman gives a tour of USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) to members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Kure. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordyn Diomede)
  3. USS Gridley returns home from North Atlantic deployment

    The ship's deployment to the U.S. 2nd and 6th Fleet areas of operation included serving as the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 flagship.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Gridley (DDG 101) returns to Naval Station Everett. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan Jiang)
  4. USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in San Diego after record-setting deployment

    The aircraft carrier's arrival at its new homeport marked the end of a 10-month deployment to the U.S. 6th, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) approaches the pier at Naval Air Station North Island, Jan. 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Danielle A. Baker)
  5. Navy names future aircraft carrier Doris Miller during MLK, Jr. Day ceremony

    Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly formally announced the naming of USS Doris Miller (CVN 81) during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor.

    Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly delivers remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony at Pearl Harbor that included formally naming USS Doris Miller (CVN 81). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin R. Pacheco)
  6. Navy to name future Ford class aircraft carrier after WWII hero Doris Miller

    A Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will honor Miller and African American contributions to the Greatest Generation.

    Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller stands at attention after being awarded the Navy Cross on May 27, 1942. (U.S. Navy)
  7. Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group departs for deployment

    While deployed in the Indo-Pacific region, the strike group will promote regional stability and prosperity alongside international partners and allies.

    In this file photo, USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) steam together during training in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matthew F. Jackson)
  8. Acting SECNAV's Singapore visit reaffirms strong partnership

    Thomas B. Modly's inaugural visit reaffirmed the U.S. Navy's longstanding partnership and ties with the Singapore Armed Forces.

    Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly meets with international liaison officers during a tour of the Information Fusion Centre at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Veloicaza)
  9. The Surface Force: Owning tomorrow’s fight today

    During an address at the Surface Navy Association Symposium, Vice Adm. Richard Brown outlined three major lines of effort for the Surface Force in 2020.

    Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown delivers remarks at the Surface Navy Association’s 32nd National Symposium. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel C. Coxwest)
  10. USS America, JS Kunisaki operate in East China Sea

    The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ships conducted communication and maneuvering drills, personnel exchanges, and a flight operations demonstration.

    USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) steam together in the East China Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Vincent E. Zline)

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