1. Exercise Koa Moana Gets Underway in Vanuatu

    A day after the arrival of USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1), U.S. Ambassador to Vanuatu Walter E. North helped kick off Koa Moana 15-3 with remarks at the exercise's opening ceremony at the Vanuatu Police Force base on Nov. 4.

    U.S. Ambassador to Vanuatu Walter E. North delivers remarks during the exercise Koa Moana 15-3 Vanuatu opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/Grady Fontana)
  2. Pacific Fleet Commander, Fleet Master Chief visit Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Nov. 2 to learn details of the command's mission, workload and innovation initiatives.

    Adm. Scott Swift and Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman listen as Project Superintendent Mike Carreira talks about shipyard innovation and personnel training during a tour of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. Essex Amphibious Ready Group, 15th MEU Depart 5th Fleet

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed U.S. 5th Fleet and returned to U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Nov. 1.

    In this file photo, Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Justen Thurman communicates with pilots from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 as USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts maneuvers in the Gulf of Aden last week. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  4. Brunei, U.S. Continue to Enhance Interoperability During CARAT

    The 21st annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei commenced with an opening ceremony at Maura Naval Base, Nov. 2.

    In this file photo, a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion flies past the the Royal Brunei Navy offshore patrol vessel KDB Darulaman (PV 08) during last year's CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Derek A. Harkins)
  5. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Busan

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a goodwill port visit, Oct. 30, after completing bilateral training with the Republic of Korea Navy.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches Busan on Friday for a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)
  6. Partner Nations Commit to Preserving, Protecting WWII Wrecks

    Nearly three dozen government officials from Indonesia, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom gathered in Jakarta, Oct. 29, to continue their efforts to protect and preserve sunken sovereign vessels in the Java Sea, many of which serve as war graves.

    Naval History and Heritage Command file photo of USS Houston (CA 30) from 1935.
  7. Two Carrier Strike Groups Operate in 7th Fleet Promoting Security, Stability

    As USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transited the South China Sea Oct. 28 following a Singapore port visit, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) was off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula training with the Republic of Korea Navy.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the South China Sea on Thursday. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony N. Hilkowski)
  8. USS Santa Fe Returns From Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home to Pearl Harbor, Oct. 28, completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  9. Navy's First Hybrid Ship Celebrates Commissioning Anniversary

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated her sixth commissioning anniversary, Oct. 24.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits past Diamond Head State Monument after departing Pearl Harbor in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Lindahl)
  10. 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)