1. USS Wasp departs Sasebo for readiness assessment, regional patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, March 3.

    Wasp (LHD 1) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo , March 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  2. USS Nimitz enters dry dock for planned maintenance

    The aircraft carrier will undergo a 15-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) moves to dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, March 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher R. Jahnke)
  3. USS Topeka visits Yokosuka during Indo-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2, for a visit as part of its Indo-Pacific region deployment.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) sits along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeremy Graham)
  4. USS Bremerton visits Subic Bay during Indo-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, March 1, for a routine port visit while deployed in the region.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  5. Surface Warfare – Obtaining a fix on fleet NSS skill sets

    Commander, Naval Surface Force and Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command continue to conduct officer of the deck competency checks across fleet concentration areas.

    Ensign Zachary David Hirsch, an officer of the deck, checks a monitor from the bridge in a navigation, seamanship and ship-handling trainer during a simulated evolution to evaluate OOD proficiency. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lenny LaCrosse)
  6. Bonhomme Richard departs Thailand after Cobra Gold

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 26, following a scheduled port visit.

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Laem Chabang, Thailand, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  7. Strategic Command announces Omaha Trophy winners

    In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission, Gen. John Hyten announced the winners of the 2017 Omaha trophies, Feb. 26.

    In this file photo, USS Alabama (SSBN 731) transits the Hood Canal while returning home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrent patrol in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  8. Exercise Cobra Gold strengthens interoperability, regional relationships

    Some 5,800 U.S. service members, working in Thailand alongside forces from 29 nations, wrapped up the exercise Feb. 23.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy's HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea Navy's ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  9. USS Bonhomme Richard completes combat systems certification

    The recently completed certification involved multiple exercises that tested the ship's combat systems capabilities while in port and at sea.

    OS3 Cody Wood, right, is assessed by Sailors from Afloat Training Group (ATG) Sasebo during a combat systems drill in the combat information center aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cosmo Walrath)
  10. Pacific Partnership mission to enhance disaster response cooperation, ties

    Pacific Partnership, which kicks off Feb. 23, is the largest annual multilateral mission of its kind in the Indo-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriam)