1. U.S. Navy, JMSDF Annual Exercise Underway in Western Pacific

    Sailors and units with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, along with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), began their bilateral field training exercise, Annual Exercise, Nov. 16.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), right, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approach USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) in the Philippine Sea Nov. 15 before a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  2. U.S. Navy, Royal Cambodian Navy Kick Off CARAT Cambodia

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Cambodian Navy commenced the 6th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise Nov. 16, with an opening ceremony held at the Royal Cambodian Ream Navy Base.

    Vice Adm. Ouk Seyha, left, and Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73, pass an honor guard Nov. 16 while arriving for events kicking off exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Micah P. Blechner)
  3. USS Theodore Roosevelt Departs 7th Fleet and Enters 3rd Fleet

    The aircraft carrier departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and arrived in U.S. 3rd Fleet Nov. 13, en route to its new homeport of San Diego.

    In this file photo, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operates in the South China Sea earlier this month.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Josh Petrosino)
  4. Essex ARG Operates in South China Sea Ahead of Exercises

    After transiting the Strait of Malacca, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group conducted routine operations in the South China Sea Nov. 7-10 as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Essex (LHD 2) operates in the Arabian Gulf in September. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean P. Gallagher)
  5. U.S., Royal Canadian Navies Conclude Task Group Exercise

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the Royal Canadian Navy participated in a task group exercise off the coast of Southern California from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6.

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, comprised of USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), along with HMCS Vancouver (FF 331) and HMCS Calgary (FF 335), steam in formation Nov. 5.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jesse D. Monford)
  6. U.S., ROK Navies to Conduct Mine Countermeasures Exercise

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies will participate in exercise Clear Horizon, Nov. 9-13, in waters south of the Korean Peninsula.

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician 3rd Class Aaron Ainley, left, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, explains the functions of the DNS-300 underwater sonar system to Republic of Korea Navy counterparts Nov. 5, in preparation for  exercise Clear Horizon 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel Rolston)
  7. Meritorious Advancement Program Huge Success for PACFLT Sailors

    U.S. Pacific Fleet played a major role in the implementation of the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), helping to catapult the number of on-the-spot advancement quotas used Navywide to 99.5 percent this year.

    Capt. Dan Greico, commanding officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), congratulates Sailors advanced by the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) aboard the aircraft carrier in July. (U.S. Navy/MC3 D'Artanyan Ratley)
  8. Carter Visits USS Theodore Roosevelt in South China Sea

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter today toured the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea and expressed concern about China's activities in those waters.

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey after visiting the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the South China Sea. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)
  9. Fleet Leaders Speak with Hawaii Sailors at Pearl Harbor

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman co-hosted an all-hands call for more than 350 Sailors stationed around Hawaii at Pearl Harbor Nov. 4.

    Adm. Scott Swift and Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman speak to more than 350 Sailors at an all-hands call held at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)
  10. Anchorage Assists Stranded Sri Lankan-flagged Fishing Vessel

    The crew of USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rendered assistance and provided aid to the crew of a stranded Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean Nov. 4.

    Sailors aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from USS Anchorage (LPD 23) approach a stranded Sri Lankan fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Matthew Dickinson)