1. Pacific Surface Action Group reunites in South China Sea

    The three ships of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group reunited June 27 after several months of dispersed theater security operations around the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) steam in formation in the Pacific in April. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Will Gaskill)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2016 arrives in Philippines

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the multinational Pacific Partnership team arrived in Legazpi, Philippines, June 27.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of the Philippines during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael Feddersen)
  3. Great Green Fleet instills culture of energy efficiency, flexibility

    Named to honor President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, the Navy's Great Green Fleet is ushering in a new era of energy innovation.

    In this file photo, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participates in a replenishment at sea in March with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), which is receiving an advanced biofuel mixture. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew P. Holmes)
  4. John C. Stennis Strike Group enters 3rd Fleet

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group crossed the International Date Line June 25, returning to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations following more than four months in 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Stockdale (DDG 106) fires its 5-inch gun alongside USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a sea power demonstration in the South China Sea for visiting defense officials from Brunei in May. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Tomas Compian)
  5. International ships sail to Hawaii for Rim of the Pacific

    Four multinational groups of ships are transiting toward Hawaii from the eastern Pacific and western Pacific Ocean for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, which begins June 30.

    The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) performs flight operations while en route to exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 22. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Demetrius Kennon)
  6. RIMPAC exercise to bring 26 nations together in Pacific

    Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, June 30 to Aug. 4.

    In this file photo, 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in close formation during RIMPAC 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Shannon Renfroe)
  7. US Navy, Marines increase complexity, enhance cooperation during CARAT Thailand

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand exercise concluded June 22.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) and ships from the Royal Thai Navy break formation following the completion of a maneuvering exercise as part of CARAT Thailand. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr.)
  8. USS Spruance patrols South China Sea

    The guided-missile destroyer is on a routine patrol in the South China Sea as part of a Pacific Surface Action Group deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    Ensign James Schlup and Chief Electrician’s Mate Hector Ortiz monitor surface activity during a routine patrol in the South China Sea by USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Will Gaskill)
  9. USS Coronado to depart on maiden deployment

    The littoral combat ship is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego June 22 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCC Keith DeVinney)
  10. Pacific Partnership concludes Timor-Leste mission stop

    USNS Mercy and the Pacific Partnership team departed Timor-Leste June 21 after two weeks of subject matter expert exchanges in civil-military disaster response preparedness, cooperative health engagements and engineering projects.

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Timor-Leste during its first mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriam)