1. Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete integrated training

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed an ARG/MEU exercise off the coast of Southern California, May 10.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) sail behind USS Essex (LHD 6) during a simulated strait transit as part of ARGMEUEX, April 30. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Francisco J. Diaz Jr.)
  2. USNS Mercy departs Sri Lanka as Pacific Partnership continues

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Trincomalee, May 9, bound for the mission’s fourth phase in Vietnam.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor off the coast of Trincomolee, Sri Lanka, April 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cameron Pinske)
  3. USS Lake Champlain completes Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser returned home to Naval Base San Diego, May 9, after completing a four-month deployment.

    USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transits San Diego Bay, May 9. (U.S. Navy)
  4. USS Sampson returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to its Naval Station Everett homeport, May 9, completing a seven-month deployment.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) approaches the pier at Naval Station Everett, May 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan Jiang)
  5. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in San Diego, completes homeport shift

    The amphibious assault ship returned to San Diego, May 8, after six years forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship returns to San Diego, May 8. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Daniel Charest)
  6. Theodore Roosevelt, Bunker Hill to return from deployment

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) are scheduled to return home to San Diego, May 7, after a successful seven-month deployment.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) sail together during a sea power demonstration for their embarked 'Tiger Cruise' guests, May 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Alex Corona)
  7. Robot-assisted surgery a first aboard USNS Mercy and in Sri Lanka

    Pacific Partnership mission medical professionals and Sri Lankan surgeons teamed up for the procedure aboard the hospital ship, May 4.

    Surgical staff aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and a Sri Lankan surgical team perform the robot-assisted surgery using the Da Vinci XI Robot Surgical System, May 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey Adams)
  8. Pacific Partnership mission concludes in Malaysia

    The Malaysia phase of the annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission wrapped up, May 3.

    Pacific Partnership participants pause for a photo after USNS Brunswick's arrival in Tawau, April 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  9. USS Milius visits Pearl Harbor en route to Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 4, for a port visit on the way to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    USS Milius (DDG 69) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  10. Columbia visits Yokosuka during Indo-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 4, for a routine port visit.

    USS Columbia (SSN 771) sits along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 4. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Benjamin Dobbs)