1. Makin Island ARG, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit return from deployment

    Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group returned to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, May 15, after a successful seven-month deployment.

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Stiff kisses his wife upon his return from deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Morgan K. Nall/)
  2. USS Ronald Reagan shifts colors to commence 2017 patrol

    The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing 5 resumed operations in the 7th Fleet area of operations after departing Yokosuka, Japan, May 16.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  3. Carrier Strike Group 5 begins 2017 regional patrol

    The forward-deployed strike group departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 16 to begin routine operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  4. USS Coronado concludes multilateral CARAT with Singapore, Thai navies

    Littoral combat ship completed the second-annual multilateral CARAT exercise with ships from the Republic of Singapore and Royal Thai navies, May 12.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) sails during a photo exercise as part of multilateral CARAT exercise with the Republic of Singapore and Royal Thai navies, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  5. Pacific Partnership combined search and rescue, oil spill training a first in Vietnam

    Pacific Partnership 2017 and Vietnamese border guard, government agencies and NGOs conducted a first of its kind field training exercise, May 13.

    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gustavo Llerenas, left, and other Pacific Partnership team members work with Vietnamese emergency responders during a search and rescue and oil spill response field training exercise, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  6. Pacific Partnership 2017 partners with Project HOPE

    Volunteers from the Project HOPE foundation work with U.S., Japanese and Australian military medical personnel to exchange expertise with local providers, rehabilitate health facilities and provide medicine and supplies.

    Christine Booth, Project Hope volunteer, comforts a burn victim receiving medical care at Da Nang General Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang, May 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  7. Pacific Partnership builds lasting relationships with nursery school construction project

    Pacific Partnership team members joined with partner nation representatives and local residents to celebrate the completed construction of the Hoa Lien Nursery School with a ribbon cutting ceremony, May 12.

    Members of the Pacific Partnership team pose for a group photo at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hoa Lien Nursery School, May 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  8. USS O'Kane visits Juneau after Northern Edge exercise

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Juneau, Alaska, May 13 for a port visit following participation in exercise Northern Edge.

    USS O’Kane (DDG 77) arrives in Juneau, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Van’tLeven)
  9. USN hosts ROKN 45th Submarine Warfare Committee meeting

    Submarine Group 7 hosted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy Submarine Force, May 10-12 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    Rear Adm. Richard A. Correll, commander of Submarine Group 7, speaks to Rear Adm. Park No-Cheon, commander of the Republic of Korea Navy Submarine Force during the 45th Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting, May 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  10. U.S., Singapore, Thailand navies conduct multilateral CARAT exercise

    Ships from the three navies completed a three-day multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in the South China Sea, May 12.

    RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421), and USS Coronado (LCS 4) form a line behind USS Sterett (DDG 104) as the ships prepare to conduct a live-fire exercise, May 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)