1. Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes mission stop in Timor-Leste

    The fifth Pacific Partnership 2019 mission stop wrapped up in Dili, May 3.

    Vice Minister of Health Bonifacio Maukoli dos Reis presents Capt. Randy Van Rossum a ceremonial tais during a ceremony marking the completion of a Pacific Partnership renovation project at health clinic maternity ward, May 3. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  2. USS Louisville returns home to Pearl Harbor following deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and crew returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 2.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  3. Lieutenant assumes command in new Coastal Riverine Force position

    Lt. Andrew Bergstrom recently became the Navy’s first officer to assume command of one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

    Lt. Andrew Bergstrom poses in front of a Mk VI patrol boat after assuming command of Coastal Riverine Squadron Three Alpha Company Crew Two, April 18.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kara Handley)
  4. O-level reform: Lemoore strike fighter squadrons returning more jets to flight line

    New initiatives under the Naval Sustainment System (NSS) are reducing maintenance turnaround times and boosting aircraft readiness.

    In this file photo, NAS Lemoore-based F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 fly in formation over the California coast in March. (U.S. Navy/MCC Shannon Renfroe)
  5. Sailors, Marines of Boxer Amphibious Ready Group deploy from San Diego

    The Boxer ARG/11th MEU team will conduct maritime security and forward naval presence operations while supporting theater security cooperation efforts.

    Sailors and Marines man the rails as the the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) departs Naval Base San Diego, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Millar)
  6. Timorese officials participate in PP19 disaster preparedness symposium

    Participants from multiple nations met for an HADR workshop as part of the Pacific Partnership mission stop.

    Participants from Timor-Leste, Australia, Japan and the United States participate in a group discussion during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief workshop, April 29. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  7. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge strengthens maritime partnership in Indonesia

    The visit to Jakarta comes as the United States and Indonesia celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations in 2019.

    Capt. Eric J. Anduze, commanding officer of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), answers questions from reporters after arriving in Jakarta, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Patrick Semales)
  8. USS Stockdale arrives in Fiji for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Suva, April 30, for a visit that gives Sailors the opportunity to explore Fiji and deepen relationships with its people.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Stockdale (DDG 106) arrives in Suva, April 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Abigayle Lutz)
  9. Navy’s high-speed, mission-focused surface combatant completes advanced training

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) recently completed the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)-led training in 3rd Fleet.

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) fires its MK 110 57mm gun during training, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Morgan K. Nall/)
  10. Military Sealift Command’s USNS Guam christened in Okinawa

    The high-speed transport USNS Guam (T-HST 1) was christened during a ceremony at Naha Military Port, April 27.

    U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry B. Harris, Jr., delivers remarks during the USNS Guam (T-HST 1) christening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)

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