1. U.S., Indonesia reach new levels in information sharing during CARAT

    The navies used the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) to communicate during exercise CARAT.

    Electronics Technician 2nd Class Andrew Slabaugh, right, works with Indonesian Navy counterparts during the CARAT exercise in Jakarta. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Tristin Barth)
  2. Ronald Reagan Strike Group and JMSDF conduct bilateral training

    The training includes air defense, communication and other tactical exercises to enhance interoperability.

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force guided-missile destroyer JS Kirishima (DDG 174) sails alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 16. (U.S. Navy)
  3. An Icy Reminder in an Arctic Thaw

    As Arctic sea lanes grow more open and navigable, so, too do America's interests in the waters there.

    USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrives at the Port of Alaska in Anchorage, Aug. 15. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. James Richardson)
  4. Stern of World War II U.S. destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

    A team of NOAA-supported scientists has discovered the stern of USS Abner Read (DD 526).

    Wreckage of USS Abner Read (DD 526) captured by the Alaska's Underwater Battlefield expedition's remotely operated vehicle. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo)
  5. Essex ARG, 13th MEU conclude at-sea search for missing Marine

    After a deliberate five-day search, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded search and rescue operations for a missing Marine, Aug. 13.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 launches from USS Essex (LHD 2) while conducting search and rescue operations for a missing Marine, Aug. 9. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jenna Dobson)
  6. U.S., Malaysia commence 24th CARAT exercise

    Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities to strengthen the close partnership between both navies.

    Brig. Gen. William Jurney, right, and Maj. Gen. Dato’ Zulkapri bin Rahamat render salutes during the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  7. Search and rescue operations ongoing for missing Marine

    A combined effort of U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Philippine ships and aircraft are searching for a Marine reported missing from USS Essex (LHD 2).

    In this file photo, a Helicopter Sea Combat Control Squadron (HSC 21) crewman looks on while approaching USS Essex (LHD 2) during a vertical replenishment in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam Brock)
  8. USS Rushmore arrives in Jakarta, kicks off 24th CARAT Indonesia exercise

    U.S. Sailors and Marines will engage with Indonesian counterparts in complex and cooperative at-sea and ashore exercises during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training.

    Sailors from USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and members of the Indonesian Navy attend the opening ceremony for exercise Cooperation And Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Reymundo A. Villegas III)
  9. EODMU 5, Australian forces train together on Guam

    U.S. Navy Sailors and Australian Army soldiers began the biennial unit level training event, Pyrocrab, on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Aug. 6.

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Devin Rodriquez, right, looks on as Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Luigi Mendoza, center, and an Australian Army soldier coordinate during Pyrocrab, Aug. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kryzentia Richards)
  10. 69th annual Seafair Fleet Week brings Navy to Seattle

    USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) departed the Port of Seattle Aug. 5, bringing the 69th annual Seafair Fleet Week officially to a close.

    Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Donald Evans leads a tour aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92) as part of Seattle Seafair Fleet Week.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan Jiang)

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