1. USS Sampson departs for deployment with Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group

    The guided-missile destroyer departed its homeport of Naval Station Everett for a scheduled deployment, Oct. 3.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Everett, Oct. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Van'tLeven)
  2. Fleet Activities Yokosuka honors USS John S. McCain

    The community at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan came together in support of the families and crew of USS John S. McCain, who gathered for a memorial service, Oct. 4.

    Chief Electronics Technician Victor Grandados carries a folded flag to present to family members during the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) memorial service. (U.S. Navy/MCC Elijah G. Leinaar)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group set to deploy

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) are scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 6.

    In this file photo, ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group conduct a strait transit exercise in August. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paul L. Archer)
  4. U.S., Sri Lanka partner for first-ever CARAT exercise

    U.S. and Sri Lankan maritime forces began working together this week for their first Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.

    U.S. Marines and Sri Lankan Marines conduct visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) drills, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/IT1 Gregory L. Parker)
  5. San Francisco hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise for Fleet Week

    The exercise brought medical and emergency responders from throughout the Bay Area together to strengthen relationships and communication.

    Sailors aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) prepare to bring disaster response equipment ashore in San Francisco, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Eric Chan)
  6. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to conduct Dawn Blitz amphibious exercise

    The scenario-driven exercise is designed to train the Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force.

    In this file photo, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter prepares to take off from USS Essex (LHD 2) in August. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Irwin Sampaga)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Hong Kong for port visit

    The aircraft carrier, along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), anchored in Hong Kong Harbor, Oct. 2.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches Hong Kong, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC3 MacAdam Kane Weissman)
  8. USS Hopper departs Pearl Harbor for deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East, Sept. 28.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1  Jeff Troutman)
  9. Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Chicago to new homeport

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 28, following a homeport change from Guam.

    USS Chicago (SSN 721) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1  Daniel Hinton)
  10. U.S. Naval Forces Korea awarded ROK Presidential Unit Citation

    ROK President Moon, Jae-in presented Rear Adm. Brad Cooper with the award during the annual ROK Armed Forces Day ceremony, Sept. 28.

    Rear Adm. Brad Cooper and Master Chief Chris Stone look on during the 69th annual ROK Armed Forces Day ceremony, Sept. 28. (U.S. Navy/MCSN  William Carlisle)