1. USS Germantown Departs Sasebo for Training

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 29, for training and certification exercises with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    USS Germantown (LSD 42) transits Sasebo Bay as it departs Jan. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 James Vasquez)
  2. MSC Delivers Essentials, Rolls-out Exercise Cobra Gold

    The surge sealift, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS MAJ Stephen W. Pless (T-AK 3007) arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand, Jan. 27 to offload military equipment in support of exercise Cobra Gold 2016.

    The ramp is lowered from USNS MAJ Stephen W. Pless (T-AK 3007), one of two ship Military Sealift Command ships delivering equipment for exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.  (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)
  3. USS Ashland Gets Underway for 7th Fleet Patrol

    The forward-deployed dock landing ship, assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, departed Sasebo Jan. 26 for a routine patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)
  4. Chung-Hoon to Depart on Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) is scheduled to depart Pearl Harbor Jan. 27 on a deployment to the Western Pacific as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group.

    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Lenny LaCrosse)
  5. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Deploys

    Ships of the strike group departed San Diego Jan. 19 and 20 for a deployment to the Western Pacific.

  6. USS Fort Worth Experiences Engineering Problem in Port

    The littoral combat ship experienced a casualty to the ship’s combining gears during an in-port period in Singapore, Jan. 12.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the South China Sea during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  7. Pacific Submarine Force Announces Battle "E" Winners

    Winners of the Pacific Submarine Force 2015 Battle Efficiency competition were announced this month in a message to the Force from Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returns to Pearl Harbor in October following a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  8. Navy, Agriculture Secretaries Launch Great Green Fleet

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the Great Green Fleet Jan. 20, with the deployment of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island.

    USS Stockdale (DDG 106) departs from Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 20 as part of the Great Green Fleet and for a deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher Veloicaza)
  9. US, Japanese Ships Start Tactical Exercise Near Guam

    Guam Exercise (GUAMEX), an annual bilateral training exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, kicked off Jan. 20.

    In this file photo, ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy steam together during GUAMEX in 2014. (U.S. Navy/CTR3 Raul Sanchez)
  10. Bonhomme Richard Completes Ammunition On Load

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship conducted an ammunition on load Jan. 20 in preparation for its patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Contractors and Sailors transfer ordnance to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo Bay. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Sykes)