1. USS Chafee to Return Home from Independent Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 17 following an independent deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 4th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90) transits the western Pacific Ocean as part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in July. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Clemente A. Lynch)
  2. Essex ARG Returns from Seven-Month Deployment

    The Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to San Diego Dec. 15 following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) returns to San Diego on Tuesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Phillip Ladouceur)
  3. Swift Talks Regional Trends During Cooperative Strategy Forum

    The Pacific Fleet commander spoke to more than 100 during a cooperative strategy forum at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Dec. 14.

    Adm. Scott Swift talks to students about regional issues in
        the Indo-Asia Pacific Region during the Naval War College
        cooperative strategy forum. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher
  4. 74th Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Heroes

    The National Park Service and U.S. Navy co-hosted a 74th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 to honor the sacrifices made by those who fought and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago.

    WWII veterans look on during today's Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)
  5. Sunset Tribute Honors Sailors Lost Aboard USS Utah

    Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans and guests gathered at the USS Utah Memorial for a sunset tribute on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 6.

    Gilbert Meyer, a Pearl Harbor survivor, speaks with service members at the USS Utah Memorial sunset tribute on Ford Island. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Meranda Keller)
  6. P-8 Poseidon Aircraft Deploys to Singapore

    The U.S. and Singapore on Monday announced the inaugural deployment of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft to Singapore from Dec. 7-14 to support cooperative efforts in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 operates over the Philippine Sea in 2014.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dustin Knight)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan Completes 2015 Patrol

    The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 3 after completing a regional patrol.

    A Sailor reunites with his family after the return of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to Yokosuka, Dec. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan N. McFarlane)
  8. Essex ARG, 15th MEU Enter U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of Operations

    Having returned to the Eastern Pacific Nov. 30, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 15th MEU are nearing completion of a deployment that included operations in U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets.

    In this file photo, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) steam in formation earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher B. Janik)
  9. US, Japan Forces Enhance Warfighting Capabilities

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force completed Annual Exercise, Nov. 25.

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group steams in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during Annual Exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  10. Japanese Minister of Defense Visits USS Port Royal

    Gen Nakatani visited and toured the guided-missile cruiser, and spoke with the ship’s commanding officer and personnel about the U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile defense systems, Nov. 23.

    Gen Nakatani, center, the Japanese Minister of Defense, speaks with Capt. Adolfo Ibarra, second from left, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), and staff members of Nakatani's cabinet during a tour of the ship as part of Nakatani's visit to Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeff Troutman)