1. MCPON visits Carl Vinson, achieves 30 years of service

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier in San Diego, Sept. 19, the 30th anniversary of his Navy enlistment.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speaks at an all-hands call in the hangar bay of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/Dylan M. Kinee)
  2. Joint task force introduces new shallow-water mine capability during Valiant Shield

    The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force teamed up to pilot the new capability at the launch of the exercise in the Northern Marianas region.

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare a Quickstrike mine to be loaded onto a B-52 at Andersen Air Force Base, Sept. 16. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)
  3. Joint U.S. forces team for exercise Valiant Shield 2018

    The U.S.-only training is taking place around the Marianas Island Range Complex and on Guam through Sept. 23.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 ships as U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft, led by a B-52 Stratofortress, pass overhead during Valiant Shield 2018, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Erwin Miciano)
  4. Hawaii bids aloha to USS O'Kane, USS Wayne E. Meyer

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived and USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed for San Diego this week in homeport shifts for the ships and crews.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives at its new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin M. Colbert)
  5. Wasp ESG provides air support to CNMI recovery efforts

    The Navy-Marine Corps team provided air assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands following Typhoon Mangkhut, Sept 12.

    Service members and FEMA personnel board an Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey during survey operations in Rota, CNMI, Sept. 13. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Scott M. Schmidt)
  6. NEPMU-6 conducts Global Health Engagement in the Solomon Islands

    The recent mission focused on developing the ability to respond to vector-borne diseases.

    Members of Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6) train personnel from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Ryan Moore)
  7. Wasp ESG supports CNMI relief efforts following Typhoon Mangkhut

    Sailors and Marines are supporting Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts in Rota, Tinian and Saipan.

    Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) take off aboard an MV-22B Osprey to conduct surveys on the islands of Guam and Saipan, Sept. 9. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alexis B. Betances)
  8. Hawaii-based ships sortie ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia

    U.S. Navy ships and submarines not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have sortied as Tropical Storm Olivia travels toward the Hawaiian Islands.

    A satellite image of Tropical Storm Olivia at 2 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, Sept. 10, when the storm was approximately 500 miles east of Honolulu and moving west at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. (NOAA National Weather Service)
  9. USS Ronald Reagan welcomes new commanding officer in at-sea ceremony

    Capt. Patrick Hannifin relieved Capt. Michael “Buzz” Donnelly as commanding officer of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

    In this file photo, ships of the Ronald Reagan Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation during a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea in August. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  10. USS Bonhomme Richard holds a change of command

    Capt. Rich LeBron relieved Capt. L. G. McCullen as commanding officer during a ceremony in San Diego aboard the amphibious assault ship.

    Capt. Rich LeBron, the newly appointed commanding officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), addresses the attendees of a change of command ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Diana Quinlan)

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