1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Charlotte Visits Yokosuka During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 24 for a port visit.

    USS Charlotte (SSN 766) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on Tuesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  4. USS Fort Worth Passes One-Year Mark on Maiden Deployment

    The littoral combat ship recently surpassed the one-year mark on her 16-month rotational deployment to Singapore in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in the Sulu Sea during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in August.(U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  5. USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns from World Deployment

    The aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrived at her new San Diego homeport Nov. 23 following an eight-and-a-half deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    Sailors and Marines man the rails as USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in San Diego on Monday. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad M. Trudeau)
  6. USS Stethem Joins with PLA(N) to Conduct Exercise

    The guided-missile destroyer and People's Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) and conducted a search and rescue (SAR) exercise, Nov. 20.

    Seaman Carleen O. Binaoro stands watch while the Chinese guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) steams alongside USS Stethem (DDG 63) on Friday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kevin V. Cunningham)
  7. Readout of Pacific Fleet Commander's Meeting with PLA Navy Commander in Beijing

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, met with the commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, Adm. Wu Shengli, Nov. 19.

  8. Theodore Roosevelt to Complete World Deployment

    The aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt (CVN 71) is scheduled to arrive at her new San Diego homeport Nov. 23 following an eight month-plus deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    Sailors, Marines and tiger cruise participants gather on the flight deck as the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Tuesday.(U.S. Navy/MC3 Kris R. Lindstrom)
  9. USS Stethem Arrives in Shanghai for Port Visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shanghai, China, Nov. 16 for a port visit to promote maritime cooperation and reinforces a positive naval relationship with the People's Liberation Army Navy East Sea Fleet.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrives at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 13 for a brief stop before transiting to Shanghai. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  10. USS Ohio Moors Alongside Emory S. Land in Malaysia

    The guided-missile submarine arrived alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Nov. 14 for a port visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

    USS Ohio (SSGN 726) comes alongside USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) to moor.  (U.S. Navy/MCSN Zachary A. Kreitzer)