1. USNS Tippecanoe Demonstrates Logistical Flexibility, Conducts Fueling at Sea with Commercial Tanker

    The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-99) completed a fueling evolution at sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22.

    Mariners aboard the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary maneuver a refueling hose during a fueling evolution with USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-99).  (U.S. Navy photo)
  2. USS Ronald Reagan to Exercise with Republic of Korea Navy

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is conducting a series of exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy Oct. 26-29, to strengthen maritime interoperability, tactics, techniques and procedures.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to conduct a refueling at sea with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while operating off the Korean Peninsula Oct. 25. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Sara B. Sexton)
  3. Navy Divers Survey Historic WWII Wreck USS Houston (CA 30)

    U.S. Navy divers, assisted by personnel from the Indonesian Navy, surveyed the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Oct. 16-24.

    U.S. Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Mobile Diving Salvage (MDS) 11-7, set up an anchor chain during dive operations Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
  4. USNS Lewis and Clark Arrives in Tarawa for Koa Moana Exercise

    Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) arrived at Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, Oct. 24, as part of its continuing support of exercise Koa Moana 15-3.

    USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) sits off the coast of Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, after arriving for exercise Koa Moana. (U.S. Navy/Grady Fontana)
  5. Lassen Visits Malaysia After South China Sea Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Oct. 19 following four weeks on patrol in the South China Sea.

    Sailors aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) point out equipment on the bridge to visiting Royal Malaysian Navy counterparts during a tour of the ship in Kota Kinabalu. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corey T. Jones)
  6. USS Preble to Return from Independent Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 23 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Preble (DDG 88) steams in formation with ships of the Republic of Korea Navy during bilateral training between the two navies in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Alonzo M. Archer)
  7. USS Fort Worth Debuts in Malabar Exercise

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) took part in Malabar Oct. 14-19, marking the first-ever participation by a littoral combat ship in the annual exercise with India.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) prepares to join a formation of ships and submarines from the U.S. Navy, Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during exercise Malabar 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chris Brown)
  8. Japanese Prime Minister Makes Unprecedented Visit to Carrier, Builds Alliance

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Oct. 18 as part of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Fleet Review.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listens as Capt. Christopher Bolt, left, commanding officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander of Battle Force 7th Fleet, explain shipboard operations. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Henry)
  9. Malabar 2015 Kicks Off With Air Defense Exercise

    Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States began the at-sea phase of exercise Malabar with an air defense exercise (ADEX), Oct. 16.

    Lt. j.g. Michael Cornish stands watch in the Combat Information Center (CIC) aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) during an air-defense exercise as a part of Malabar 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin R. DiNiro)
  10. USS Jacksonville Returns From Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 16, following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 16. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Brett Zimmerman)