1. USS Milius to forward deploy to Japan in 2018

    Initially planned to arrive this summer, the guided-missile destroyer will now join U.S. 7th Fleet in 2018 after completing modernization, testing and certification.

    In this file photo, USS Milius (DDG 69) returns home to San Diego in 2015 following a deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)
  2. USS Sterett ‘up guns’ Bonhomme Richard ESG for Talisman Saber exercise

    The guided-missile destroyer is contributing its offensive and defensive capabilities to ensure amphibious ships can move into the littorals and land forces ashore.

    Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Patrick Green stands watch aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) during Talisman Saber 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  3. John Finn family members visit historic Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Bay

    Family friends of the USS John Finn (DDG 113) namesake toured historic sites while on Oahu for the July 15 commissioning of the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer.

    Members of Lt. John W. Finn's family pause for a photo aboard the white boat John W. Finn (39-1) during a tour of Pearl Harbor, July 17. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Britney Duesler)
  4. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group concludes Malabar exercise

    Maritime forces from India, Japan, and the United States completed exercise Malabar 2017, July 17, in the Bay of Bengal.

    Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy sail in formation as part of exercise Malabar. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)
  5. VFA-115 surpasses 100,000 Class "A" mishap-free flight hours

    The Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 achieved the major safety milestone recently while conducting operations in the Coral Sea.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the VFA-115 prepares to land on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Talisman Saber, July 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  6. USS John Finn commissioned in Pearl Harbor ceremony

    The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was brought to life and into the fleet July 15 at Pearl Harbor.

    The USS John Finn (DDG 113) crew brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony, July 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Aiyana Paschal)
  7. Hawaii gathering focuses on Pacific F-35B deployment

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps Forces Pacific staffs recently co-hosted a Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment Summit at Pearl Harbor.

    In this file photo, a Sailor directs an F-35B Lightning II aboard USS America (LHA 6) during operational testing in November 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kyle Goldberg)
  8. Future USS John Finn set for commissioning at Pearl Harbor

    The Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer will be commissioned July 15 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Randi Brown)
  9. USS Fitzgerald moves to dry dock in Yokosuka

    The move into a dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 11 is to continue repairs and assessments of the damage sustained from a June 17 collision.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is positioned into Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  10. USS Ronald Reagan begins exercise Talisman Saber

    The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier began participating in the joint and combined exercise off the coast of Australia, July 8.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 prepares to launch from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Talisman Saber, July 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jamal McNeill)