1. Indian, Japanese, U.S. maritime forces to participate in exercise Malabar

    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from the three nations will participate in exercise Malabar 2018, in mid-summer 2018 off the coast of Guam.

    In this file photo, ships from U.S. Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force transit in formation during Malabar 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  2. USS Portland arrives in Pearl Harbor ahead of RIMPAC

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 29, to prepare for combat systems trials and a unique role in exercise RIMPAC.

    USS Portland (LPD 27) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin M. Colbert)
  3. Ronald Reagan Strike Group begins regional patrol

    The forward-deployed Ronald Reagan Strike Group departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 29, for a regularly scheduled patrol in the Western Pacific.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 29. (U.S. Navy/Garrett Zopfi)
  4. USS Manchester commissioned as Navy's newest surface combatant

    The littoral combat ship was commissioned in a ceremony in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 26.

    USS Manchester (LCS 14) crew members line the brow during the ship's commissioning ceremony, May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jacob I. Allison)
  5. Pacific Partnership 2018 concludes in Thailand

    The first ever Pacific Partnership mission stop in Thailand concluded aboard expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Sattahip, May 24.

    Multinational forces supporting Pacific Partnership aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) bid farewell to counterparts from the Royal Thai Navy while departing Sattahip, May 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  6. USS Emory S. Land demonstrates submarine replenishment capabilities

    The submarine tender recently demonstrated its expeditionary mission skills during an evolution with USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) at Pearl Harbor.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) receives a torpedo from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) during a demonstration of the submarine tender's expeditionary replenishment capabilities, May 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel Willoughby)
  7. USS Milius joins Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 22, to become part of the FDNF in Japan.

    USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 22. (U.S. Navy/Garrett Zopfi)
  8. USNS Rappahannock delivers fuel to Indonesian frigate, helps increase capacity

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler conducted an underway replenishment with an Indonesian Navy frigate in the South China Sea, May 20.

    KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (FFG 33) receives fuel from USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during an underway replenishment, May 20. (U.S. Navy)
  9. 7th Fleet kicks off Southeast Asia TSC patrol

    Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet departed Singapore, May 19, aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) for a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia.

    USNS Millinocket (T-EFP 3) departs Changi Naval Base in Singapore, May 19. (U.S. Navy)
  10. Pacific Partnership kicks off in Thailand for first time

    The multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Sattahip, May 20.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Sattahip, May 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)