1. USS John P. Murtha, Indian Navy destroyer conduct maritime exercises

    The amphibious transport dock ship and Indian Navy's INS Ranvijay (D 55) conducted maneuvering and communication drills in the Bay of Bengal, June 14.

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) operates with INS Ranvijay (D55) in the Bay of Bengal, June 14. (Indian Navy photo)
  2. Honoring the fallen on 75th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan

    The battle began on June 15, 1944, when the Marines launched an attack on the island of Saipan to gain a strategic position in the Pacific front.

    U.S. Marines engage in fierce fighting with Imperial Japanese forces during the Battle of Saipan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
  3. Command changes for Navy Region Hawaii, Surface Group Middle Pacific

    Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick II relieved Rear Adm. Brian Fort during a ceremony along the waterfront at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 14.

    Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, is piped ashore following a change of command ceremony, June 14.  (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin Colbert)
  4. USS Preble returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Preble (DDG 88) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Allen Michael McNair)
  5. Lieutenant assumes command of Mark VI patrol boat crew

    Lt. Matthew “Hunter” Harvey is the third officer to assume one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

    Lt. Hunter Harvey, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, Alpha Company, Crew 1, is piped ashore after an assumption of command ceremony, June 7. (U.S. Navy/BMC Nelson Doromal)
  6. Seabees: Building and fighting in the Pacific

    From California to Diego Garcia, about 800 U.S. Navy Seabees are deployed today at 17 locations around the Indo-Pacific building schools, hospitals, and providing humanitarian assistance

    From California to Diego Garcia, about 800 Seabees are deployed today at 17 locations around the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo sail together in South China Sea

    The ships, along with JS Murasame (DD 101) and JS Akebono (DD 108) conducted tactical drills and liaison officer exchanges, June 10-12.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and JS Izumo (DDH 183) operate together in the South China Sea, June 11. (JMSDF photo)
  8. USS Missouri honored with Forever stamp on 75th anniversary

    The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamp during a ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor, June 11.

    Rear Adm. Brian Fort speaks after unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamp honoring USS Missouri (BB 63).  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Charles Oki/)
  9. USS John P. Murtha arrives in Visakhapatnam, India

    During the visit, Sailors and Marines will conduct professional exchanges with their Indian counterparts and have the opportunity to experience India.

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) approaches Visakhapatnam, June 11. (Indian Navy photo)
  10. U.S., Royal Thai Navy conclude CARAT Thailand exercise

    The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand exercise concluded with a ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, June 8.

    Mineman 2nd Class Shaun Lao shows members of the Royal Thai Navy a mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Pioneer (MCM 9) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Alexander Fairbanks)

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