1. USS America departs Singapore after holiday visit

    The amphibious assault ship with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded a port visit to Singapore, Dec. 28.

    In this file photo, USS America (LHA 6) arrives at RSS Singapura - Changi Naval Base for a port visit, Dec. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  2. USS America returns to Singapore for port visit

    The amphibious assault ship and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 22.

    USS America (LHA 6) approaches the pier at RSS Singapura - Changi Naval Base, Dec. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  3. Charting new course on junior officer bridge proficiency

    Twelve ensigns recently completed a pilot course at Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command designed to enhance their shiphandling skills.

    Capt. Scott F. Robertson, commander of Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS), poses for a group photo with the first 12 ensigns to complete the first pilot Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) Course, Dec. 15. (U.S. Navy)
  4. Navy announces Installation Excellence Award winners

    Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has announced this year's Navy Installation Excellence Award winners.

    In this file photo, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 aircraft return home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island earlier this month following a deployment aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). ((U.S. Navy/MC2 Joseph E. Montemarano))
  5. Chief of Naval Operations visits CTF 70 units in Japan

    Adm. John Richardson spent time with Sailors from Carrier Air Wing 5, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during his visit to Japan, Dec. 16-19.

    Adm. John Richardson talks to Sailors during an all-hands call aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Dec. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  6. Top Navy admiral visits Republic Of Korea to strengthen alliance

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson visited Seoul and Busan in the Republic of Korea, Dec. 14-16.

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks with Sailors at an all hands call in Seoul during a routine visit to the peninsula, Dec. 14. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  7. USS Chafee completes voyage repair availability in Singapore

    The guided-missile destroyer and ship repair personnel from Logistics Group Western Pacific completed a successful voyage repair availability in Singapore, Dec 16.

    USS Chafee (DDG 90) steams in formation with ships of Nimitz, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Groups during three-carrier strike force operations in the Western Pacific in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)
  8. USS Key West returns to Guam after regional patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport, Dec. 15, following a four-month forward-operating period in the Western Pacific.

    USS Key West (SSN 722) returns to Naval Base Guam, Dec. 15. (U.S. Navy/CSSN Jonathan Perez)
  9. Guam welcomes USS Asheville to new homeport

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Naval Base Guam, Dec. 14, completing a homeport shift from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    USS Asheville (SSN 758) file photo. (U.S. Navy)
  10. USS John S. McCain returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 13, after offload from heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is towed to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Leonard Adams Jr. )