1. Three navies converge on Sasebo for Malabar 2016

    Exercise Malabar kicked off June 10 with a welcoming ceremony in Sasebo, Japan, for participating American, Indian and Japanese sailors.

    Indian Navy Vice Adm. Harish Bisht, commanding-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command;  Rear Adm. Koji Manabe,  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Escort Flotilla 3 commander; and Rear Adm. Brian Hurley, U.S. 7th Fleet deputy commander, shake hands after a Malabar 2016 press conference at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David R. Krigbaum)
  2. Timor-Leste defense chief welcomes Pacific Partnership

    Chief of Defense Force Major General Lere Anan Timur hosted a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony June 8 in Dili.

    Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73, salutes during the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony at the Timor-Leste Ministry of Defense. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Hank Gettys)
  3. U.S., Indian and Japanese maritime forces participate in Malabar

    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the U.S. will participate in the annual exercise Malabar 2016, June 9-17, 2016.

    In this file photo, ships from U.S. Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force transit in formation during Malabar 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  4. U.S. Pacific Fleet Marks 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

    U.S. Pacific Fleet staff gathered to pay tribute to naval heroes during the commemoration ceremony at Pearl Harbor headquarters, marking the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 7.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks during a Battle of Midway 74th anniversary commemoration ceremony June 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  5. Pacific Partnership 2016 arrives in Timor-Leste

    The hostpital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived off the coast of Dili, Timor-Leste, June 8 for the first mission stop of the 2016 Pacific Partnership mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of Dili during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joseph Seavey)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan begins 7th Fleet patrol

    The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier and crew kicked off a regional patrol June 4 after departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Yokosuka, Japan, June 4 for a regional patrol. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)
  7. U.S., Philippines set for 22nd annual CARAT exercise

    The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will join the Armed Forces of the Philippines June 6-10 for CARAT Philippines 2016.

    In this file photo, U.S. and Philippine Navy ships operate together during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  8. U.S., Philippine, Malaysian navies to conduct multilateral Sulu Sea training

    The U.S., Philippine, and Royal Malaysian navies are scheduled to conduct the coordinated multilateral training, June 4.

    In this file photo, U.S. and Philippine Navy ships operate together during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  9. Japan Training Squadron visits Pearl Harbor on around the world deployment

    A three-ship Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training squadron arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 1 for a three-day port visit.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, inspects Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors June 1 during a training squadron visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara Vaughn)
  10. 27 nations to participate in world’s largest maritime exercise

    Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise, scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4.

    In this file photo from RIMPAC 2014, 42 ships and
        submarines from 15 nations steam in close formation. (U.S. Navy/MC1
        Shannon Renfroe)