1. ROK, US navies to reinforce partnership, bolster defensive capabilities in exercise

    The two navies are scheduled to begin a series of bilateral exercises March 21.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sits along the pier in Busan near USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Z.A. Landers)
  2. PACFLT senior leadership release statements to their Sailors

    Adm. Scott Swift and Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman condemned the destructive targeting of female Sailors stationed across the globe.

    In this July 2016 file photo, Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman
      speaks at an all hands call. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Juan King)
  3. Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives in Republic of Korea

    Following a visit to Busan assets from the carrier strike group will take part in exercise Foal Eagle along with the ROK Navy in the waters around the Korean peninsula.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Busan, March 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  4. U.S., Japan and Korea navies conduct trilateral missile defense informational link exercise

    The exercise will allow participants to enhance tactical capabilities, increase self-defense, strengthen partnerships, and improve situational awareness.

    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kevin V. Cunningham)
  5. Pacific Fleet Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year announced

    Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Brent Schermerhorn and Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) 1st Class David Matuska were announced as the 2016 Pacific Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, March 10.

    IC1 Brent Schermerhorn, second from left, and AWV1 David Matuska, second from right, pose for a photo with their spouses, Adm. Scott Swift, right, Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman, left, and Medal of Honor recipient Charles Hagemeister following the  luncheon announcing the Sailors of the Year. (U.S. Navy/ MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  6. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, JMSDF train together

    Carrier Strike Group 1 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) concluded a bilateral exercise in the East China Sea, March 10.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), JS Sazanami (DD 113), JS Samidare (DD 106), and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) steam in formation during training in the East China Sea, March 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean M. Castellano)
  7. U.S. Navy, JMSDF complete annual MultiSail exercise

    Destroyer Squadron 15 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17, March 10.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships in formation during MultiSail 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar)
  8. Oklahoma City visits Western Australia during patrol

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrived at HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, March 7, for a port visit.

    Royal Australian Navy sailors heave in a mooring line as USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrives at HMAS Stirling during a previous visit in February. (RAN/LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)
  9. Navy-Marine Corps team begins regional patrol

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Okinawa, Japan, March 8 to begin a routine patrol in U.s. 7th Fleet.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches White Beach Naval Facility, March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2017 makes inaugural Sri Lanka mission stop

    Pacific Partnership 2017 made its initial mission stop in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, March 7, with the arrival of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) arrives in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, to participate in a Pacific Partnership 2017 mission stop. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)