1. First Pacific-based F-35C fighters arrive at NAS Lemoore

    Four of the Navy’s newest F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., Jan. 25.

    F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters taxi across the flight line after arriving at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Zachary Eshleman)
  2. USS Green Bay begins Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol

    The amphibious transport dock ship departed its forward-deployed base of Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 25 for a routine regional patrol.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Williamson)
  3. USS John S. McCain visits Subic Bay during patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Subic Bay, Jan. 23, for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and United States.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) operates in the South China Sea, Jan. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 James Vazquez)
  4. First Pacific-based F-35C fighters to arrive next week

    Four F-35C Lightning II aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Naval Air Station Lemoore Jan. 25 and will join recently reactivated Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125.

    In this file photo, an F-35C Lightning II attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 taxis at Naval Air Station Fallon in December. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joseph R. Vincent)
  5. USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka after return to 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 19 for a port visit.

    The Sri Lanka Navy Band marches away after performing to welcome USS Hopper (DDG 70) to Colombo, Jan. 19. (U.S. Embassy Colombo photo)
  6. Seabees commence 75th anniversary celebrations

    U.S. Navy Seabees gathered at the Seabee Museum, Jan. 18, to kick off a series of celebrations throughout 2017 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Naval Construction Force, March 5, 1942.

    Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg presents a coin to retired Carpenter’s Mate 1st Class Macy Coffin, a World War II Seabee veteran, following the Seabees 75th anniversary kickoff ceremony.  (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  7. USS Topeka visits Yokosuka during 7th Fleet patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  8. USS Michael Murphy to begin Western Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart Pearl Harbor, Jan. 13, joining the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on an Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  9. Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to deploy to Japan

    The U.S. Navy's newest airborne early warning and control aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, will join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces as part of Carrier Air Wing 5 in Japan in February.

    In this file photo, an E2-D Advanced Hawkeye from VAW-121 preforms a touch and go on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in October. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Siobhana R. McEwen)
  10. U.S. 7th Fleet looks back at 2016, a year of firsts

    Upgraded ships, new innovations and technologies, and partnerships were abound for U.S. 7th Fleet in 2016.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and JS Izumo (DDH 183) lead ships breaking formation during exercise Keen Sword in November. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar)