1. U.S. Navy CNO, ship and aircraft join IMDEX in Singapore

    Adm. John Richardson will engage with regional counterparts as USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) joins 23 warships and crews from 15 navies at IMDEX.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sits along the pier at Changi Naval Base, May 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Patrick Semales)
  2. ADMM-Plus exercise strengthens maritime security

    The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise concluded in Singapore May 13, following multilateral training in the South China Sea.

    Ships from ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus navies sail in formation during ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise 2019. (Singapore Ministry of Defence photo)
  3. Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

    Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in the joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska, May 13-24.

    File photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), which is participating in exercise Northern Edge this year. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Morgan K. Nall)
  4. USS Pioneer and USS Patriot visit Puerto Princesa

    The mine countermeasures ships arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for resupply and routine maintenance purposes, May 9.

    USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) sail together through the South China Sea, May 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corbin J. Shea)
  5. Lieutenant assumes command of Mark VI patrol boat crew

    Lt. Antionne Winston is the second officer to assume one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

    Lt. Antionne Winston is piped ashore after assuming command of Coastal Riverine Squadron Three Bravo Company Crew One, May 10. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kara Handley)
  6. HSC-25 supports local, federal firefighters to contain Guam fire

    An aircrew assisted in successfully containing a fire by dropping 28,140 gallons of water during a six-hour mission.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 drops water on a fire on Guam, May 9. (U.S. Navy/JoAnna Delfin)
  7. U.S., partner navies sail together in South China Sea

    A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer joined ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the Philippine Navy to sail through the South China Sea, May 2-8.

    Ships from the U.S. Navy, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Philippine Navy steam together, May 5. (JMSDF photo)
  8. U.S. Navy concludes support of JSDF-led F-35A search and recovery efforts

    A U.S. Navy salvage team aboard a contracted vessel completed its mission after locating debris from the aircraft off the coast of Japan, May 8.

    File photo of a U.S. Navy cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV-21). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2019 continues with welcoming ceremony in Vietnam

    Leaders gathered for a ceremony to kick off the sixth Pacific Partnership mission stop in Tuy Hoa, May 6.

    Representatives from the local government of the Phu Yen Province pose for a group photo with Pacific Partnership 2019 leadership during the opening ceremony at the Hall of the Provincial Labor Union, May 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Tyrell K. Morris)
  10. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge returns to Singapore

    The visit underscores a strong partnership with the Republic of Singapore Navy based on regular ship visits, exchanges and exercises.

    A line handler awaits the arrival of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship approaches the pier in Singapore, May 6.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)

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