1. U.S., Japan, Australia conduct trilateral naval exercises in South China Sea

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined JS Kirisame (DD 104) and and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) for the multinational drills.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), JS Kirisame (DD 104), and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) sail together in the South China Sea, Oct. 20. (Courtesy photo)
  2. USS Zumwalt successfully completes first Standard Missile shot

    The recent SM-2 launch marked the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) launches a Standard Missile (SM-2), Sept. 13. (U.S. Navy)
  3. Destroyer Squadrons 7, 15 train together to sharpen sea combat commander skills

    To hone their skills in a tactical environment, DESRON 7 staff worked alongside DESRON 15 during recent exercise Valiant Shield.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams in formation with ships of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and America Amphibious Ready Group to close exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 25. (U.S. Navy/MCSA Oswald Felix Jr.)
  4. USS John S. McCain joins Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer teamed with the strike group as it operates in the South China Sea.

    In this file photo, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Samuel Thomas ‘racks’ an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun during a small craft attack team (SCAT) drill in the South China Sea aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Oct. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marc Castaneda)
  5. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group returns to South China Sea

    The strike group is conducting maritime security operations while in the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment.

    An F/A-18E assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Codie L. Soule)
  6. USS Barry transits the Taiwan Strait

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law, Oct. 14.

    USS Barry (DDG 52) transits waters of the Taiwan Strait, Oct. 14 (U.S. Navy/MCSN Molly M. Crawford)
  7. USS Paul Hamilton returns home from 9-month deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to San Diego following a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns to San Diego, Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Natalie M. Byers)
  8. U.S. Navy joins Japan’s Kaga, Ikazuchi for integrated operations

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and the two JMSDF ships conducted drills in the South China Sea.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199), rear, sail with JS Kaga (DDH 184) and JS Ikazuchi (DD 107), Oct. 13.  (JMSDF)
  9. USS Comstock embarks Mark VI patrol boats, ExMCM for maritime security operations

    This level of maritime expeditionary security capabilities integration is a Navy first.

    A Mark VI patrol boat exits the well deck of USS Comstock (LSD 45) during operations in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 9. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)
  10. Ronald Reagan CSG conducts maritime security operations in Indian Ocean

    The strike group will a variety of drills while operating in the Indian Ocean for the second time in recent months.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Philippine Sea in preparation for an underway replenishment, Oct. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew Langholf)

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