1. 12th Pacific Partnership mission to enhance regional ties, cooperation

    The U.S. Navy will join allied and partner nation forces to help improve disaster response preparedness and capacity during the 12th Pacific Partnership mission, beginning March 1.

    File photo of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), the primary mission platform for Pacific Partnership 2017. (U.S. Navy)
  2. USS Bonhomme Richard departs Sasebo for patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Feb. 27 for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  3. Coronado returns to Singapore after operations at sea

    Following a port visit in Brunei and routine operations in the Sulu Sea and South China Sea, USS Coronado (LCS 4) returned to Singapore, Feb. 25.

    Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Ryan Leach, right, and Chief Gunner's Mate Adan Macias approach USS Coronado (LCS 4) during training with the Royal Brunei Navy in the South China Sea, Feb. 19.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  4. Optimizing Pacific Fleet’s cybersecurity team for the future

    Leaders discussed new practices during the 2017 Fleet Cybersecurity Waterfront Training Symposium, Feb. 13-16.

    Adm. Scott Swift delivers opening remarks during the Fleet
      Cybersecurity Waterfront Training Symposium. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara
  5. USS Hopper returns to Pearl Harbor from deployment

    The ship returned home Feb. 21 following a 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific, and Indian Ocean areas.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jon Dasbach)
  6. Carrier Strike Group 1 conducts South China Sea patrol

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 began routine operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 18.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Philippine Sea, Feb. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kurtis A. Hatcher)
  7. Coronado visits Brunei in first deployment port call

    The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived in Muara, Brunei, Feb. 16 for a port visit, the first of its rotational deployment to the region operating from Singapore.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) operates in the South China Sea earlier this month.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  8. Fleet Logistics Center Singapore helps prepare Pacific Partnership for success

    Staff from Navy Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Site Singapore are conducting load-out and logistical support for USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) in Singapore.

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) file photo. (U.S. Navy)
  9. USS Green Bay, Royal Thai Navy kick off Cobra Gold

    The amphibious transport dock ship crew and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit officially began exercise Cobra Gold 2017 in Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 14.

    Capt. Thomas Shultz, the executive officer of USS Green Bay (LPD 20), gives a tour of the ship’s well deck to Royal Thai Navy sailors ahead of Cobra Gold. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  10. Swift action by USS Frank Cable Sailor saves child’s life

    Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class (Auxiliary) Chase Slicer used his Navy training to save the life of a child he didn’t know.

    Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliary) 2nd Class Chase Slicer poses for a portrait on the USS Frank Cable (AS 40) flight deck, Feb. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Allen Michael McNair)