1. USS America takes out drone during missile exercise

    The amphibious assault ship completed a live-fire exercise by destroying a drone utilizing the ship self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system, April 6.

    A rolling airframe missile (RAM) launches from USS America (LHA 6) during a live-fire missile exercise, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  2. USS Makin Island, 11th MEU arrive in Hong Kong

    The amphibious assault ship, with Marines of the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 7.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives in Hong Kong, April 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Langer)
  3. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa, disembarks 31st MEU Marines

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in White Beach to disembark 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit equipment, vehicles and personnel, April 6.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches the pier at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, April 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jesse Marquez Magallanes)
  4. Swift emphasizes importance of ROK, US naval partnership during Korea visit

    During this third visit as U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. Scott Swift met with senior U.S. and ROK leaders and engaged with Sailors, April 3-5.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks with Republic of Korea Vice Adm. Lee, Beom-Rim, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, April 4 in Seoul. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine Ralliford)
  5. USS America successfully completes survivability test

    The amphibious assault ship successfully completed the Navy's Total Ship Survivability Trial (TSST) off the coast of California, March 30 to April 2.

    USS America (LHA 6) operates off the coast of Southern California, April 3. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  6. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrives in Singapore

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Singapore for a port visit, April 4.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), foreground, sit along the pier at Changi Naval Base, April 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Z.A. Landers)
  7. USN, ROKN, JMSDF conduct anti-submarine warfare exercise

    Vessels and aircraft from the U.S., Republic of Korea and Japan will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine exercise April 4-6 to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Patrick Dionne)
  8. Nimitz Strike Group conducts strait transit training exercise

    The aircraft carrier participated in a show of force transit training exercise with Carrier Strike Group 11 off the coast of Southern California, March 31.

    Ships assigned to the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group steam in formation, March 25, during COMPTUEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Craig Z. Rodarte)
  9. USS Fitzgerald arrives in Subic Bay for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Subic Bay for a port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and the U.S., April 1.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN David Flewellyn)
  10. USS Pasadena returns from Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-Class fast attack submarine returned to her homeport in San Diego, March 30.

    USS Pasadena (SSN 752) arrives at Naval Base Point Loma, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Derek Stroop)