1. USNS Montford Point concludes skin-to-skin operations in Saipan

    The expeditionary transfer dock completed 17 days of the complex operations, maneuvering and positioning drills with ships from Maritime Prepositioning Squadron 3, July 22.

    USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313), left, and USNS Montford Point (ESD 1) conduct “skin-to-skin” operations, July 11. (U.S. Navy photo)
  2. Dewey visits Pearl Harbor as deployment winds down

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 21, for the final port visit of a Western Pacific deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the South China Sea in May. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  3. America ARG, 15th MEU arrive in U.S. 7th Fleet

    The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the 7th Fleet area of operations, July 23.

    In this file photo, USS America (LHA 6) and USS San Diego (LPD 22) move into position behind USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), not pictured, during training in May. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. F. Cordoba)
  4. US, Japan begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

    The exercise brings together Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy surface and air mine countermeasures assets, teamed with explosive ordnance disposal personnel.

    Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Destiny Peaker signals an MH-53 Sea Dragon attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, during operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 20. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Samuel Bacon)
  5. Combined amphibious force launches Marines ashore for Talisman Saber

    The effort was made possible by the collaboration of the U.S. Blue-Green team and Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy counterparts.

    Marines offload gear from a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) during a Talisman Saber combined amphibious assault, July 19.(U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  6. Naval Forces Korea celebrates 60th anniversary with partner ROK Fleet's 65th

    Established July 1, 1957 in Seoul, CNFK is the U.S. Navy’s representative in the Republic of Korea.

    Sailors from Combined Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. Navy Band performs the national anthem during a combined anniversary celebration in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  7. USS Milius to forward deploy to Japan in 2018

    Initially planned to arrive this summer, the guided-missile destroyer will now join U.S. 7th Fleet in 2018 after completing modernization, testing and certification.

    In this file photo, USS Milius (DDG 69) returns home to San Diego in 2015 following a deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)
  8. USS Sterett ‘up guns’ Bonhomme Richard ESG for Talisman Saber exercise

    The guided-missile destroyer is contributing its offensive and defensive capabilities to ensure amphibious ships can move into the littorals and land forces ashore.

    Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Patrick Green stands watch aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) during Talisman Saber 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  9. John Finn family members visit historic Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Bay

    Family friends of the USS John Finn (DDG 113) namesake toured historic sites while on Oahu for the July 15 commissioning of the Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer.

    Members of Lt. John W. Finn's family pause for a photo aboard the white boat John W. Finn (39-1) during a tour of Pearl Harbor, July 17. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Britney Duesler)
  10. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group concludes Malabar exercise

    Maritime forces from India, Japan, and the United States completed exercise Malabar 2017, July 17, in the Bay of Bengal.

    Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy sail in formation as part of exercise Malabar. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)