1. USS Texas Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returned to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 9, after the completion of her second deployment to the Western Pacific.

    Sailors stand topside aboard USS Texas (SSN 775) as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returns from deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael H. Lee)
  2. US Amphibious Forces Join ROK Exercise Ssang Yong

    Sailors and Marines with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group kicked off the combined amphibious exercise Ssang Yong in the Republic of Korea, March 9.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, along with Republic of Korea Flotilla 5, sail in formation to kick off exercise Ssang Yong 2016. (U.S. Navy/Capt. Ed Thompson)
  3. USS Antietam Arrives in Manila for Port Visit

    The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Manila, Philippines, March 8 for a port visit as part of its ongoing patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Antietam (CG 54) operates in the South China Sea on Sunday ahead of visiting Manila. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marcus L. Stanley)
  4. Third Fleet Commander Visits New Zealand

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson visited New Zealand, March 6-9, participating in discussions and touring installations and vessels to better understand New Zealand Defence Force capabilities and challenges.

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, speaks at a Royal New Zealand Air Force  Women's Development Forum during her visit to New Zealand. (New Zealand Defence Force photo)
  5. Stennis Strike Group Wraps Up Routine Operations in the South China Sea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group completed routine operations in the South China Sea March 6 and transited into the Philippine Sea through the Luzon Strait.

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squaron (VFA) 41 launches from USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during operations in the South China Sea, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)
  6. MSC Arrives in Republic of Korea, Supports Exercises

    Four Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships offloaded hundreds of pieces of U.S. Marine Corps equipment, containerized supplies and personnel Feb. 24 - March 4 in support of exercises Freedom Banner and Ssang Yong.

    Marine Corps vehicles are discharged from Military Sealift Command’s Maritime Prepositioning Force ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009). (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)
  7. US Navy, JMSDF to Conduct Warfare Training During Multi Sail

    Six U.S. surface units, four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and a number of subsurface and other special units are taking part in exercise Multi Sail, March 6-11.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during Mult-Sail 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  8. USS Stockdale Conducts South China Sea Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer is conducting a routine patrol in international waters of the South China Sea as part of the John C. Stennis Strike Group and Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment.

    USS Stockdale’s (DDG 106) officer of the deck scans the horizon for other surface vessels during a routine patrol in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Molly Hanna)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Manila, Strengthens Old Ties

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Manila, Philippines, March 4 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Osaka, Japan, in February following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Timothy Hale)
  10. Great Green Fleet Operates in the South China Sea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group is conducting routine operations in the South China Sea since arriving March 1 in the course of its deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participates in a replenishment at sea with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the South China Sea on Friday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew P. Holmes)