1. USS Fort Worth visits Guam during transit home

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Guam Sept. 6 for a routine port visit while en route to its homeport in San Diego.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Singapore in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  2. Nations talk helicopter safety, standards in Singapore

    Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2.

    In this file photo, a Philippine Navy helicopter lands aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48) during exercise CARAT in June. (USMC/Cpl. Carl King Jr.)
  3. U.S. Navy staffs in Singapore test afloat watch stations

    Navy Reservists and staff from Logistics Group Western Pacific and Military Sealift Command Far East operated watch stations aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) Aug. 22 - Sept. 2 as part of exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

    Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  4. Surface Force commander orders engineering stand down, retraining for LCS engineering departments

    Vice Adm. Tom Rowden recently ordered an engineering stand down for every LCS crew to review procedures and standards for their engineering departments.

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Christopher Frost)
  5. Navy, Marine Corps support Sasebo disaster drill

    An MV-22 Osprey operating from the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group at sea transported medical personnel and evacuated a simulated patient from a remote island during Sasebo, Japan's annual emergency drill, Sept. 1.

    Emergency medical service personnel practice carrying a victim on a stretcher to an MV-22 Osprey as part of a disaster drill sponsored by the city of Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Adam Cole)
  6. USS Mississippi returns from maiden deployment

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 1 following her maiden deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  7. PAC SAG hosts Royal Australian Navy exchange officer

    A Royal Australian Navy officer deployed with the inaugural U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group is helping enhance relations and build interoperability between the two navies.

    Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Scott left, with Capt. Charles Johnson, commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31, is in the midst of a two-year tour on the DESRON staff. (U.S. Navy photo)
  8. Los Angeles hosts inaugural Fleet Week

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS America (LHA 6) arrived at the Port of Los Angeles Aug. 30, kicking off the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week running through Sept. 5.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives at the Port of Los Angeles for Fleet Week 2016. (USCG/PO3 Andrea Anderson)
  9. Pacific Partnership departs Indonesia, final mission stop

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the embarked Pacific Partnership team departed their fifth and final mission stop, Padang, Indonesia, Aug. 30.

    Cmdr. Miguel Gutierrez plays with Indonesian children during a Pacific Partnership 2016 surgical screening, Aug. 20. (USMC/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  10. Navy's 2016 Stockdale Award recipients announced

    Cmdr. Gary G. Montalvo, commanding officer of USS North Carolina (SSN 777), is the Pacific Fleet recipient of the 2016 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award.

    Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, left, and other watch officers man the bridge as USS North Carolina (SSN 777) transits Tokyo Bay in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)