1. Sailors Pitch Ideas at “The Bridge” Innovation Program

    “The Bridge,” a program initiated by U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted an open forum event March 11 for attendees to pitch thought-provoking and innovative ideas for improving standards and practices within the Navy.

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dylan Cooke, attached to USS Preble (DDG 88), explains his idea for a shipboard oil filtration system. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeff Troutman)
  2. USS Blue Ridge Visits Singapore During Regional Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Singapore March 13 for a port visit.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin A. Flinn)
  3. Great Green Fleet Visits Republic of Korea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative, arrived in the Republic of Korea for a port visit March 13.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) approaches the pier of Commander of Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan, the new home for the U.S. Navy in Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  4. William P. Lawrence Wraps Up OMSI, Rejoins Great Green Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) rejoined the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group March 11, upon completion of her Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) tasking in the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits the Pacific Ocean in early February. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Emiline L. M. Senn)
  5. HSM-37 Rescues Stranded Fishermen

    Sailors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 rescued three stranded fishermen approximately 140 nautical miles southwest of Kona, Hawaii, March 11.

    In this file photo, a naval air crewman watches out the door of an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 as they conducted flight training operations over the island of Molokai, Hawaii, March 8.  (U.S. Navy/MCC John M. Hageman)
  6. 30th NCR Partners with ROK Seabees for Foal Eagle

    The 30th Naval Construction Regiment is working hand-in-hand with Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabees for exercise Foal Eagle.

    U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Seabees work together during a project as part of exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  7. US Navy, JMSDF Complete Annual Multi Sail Exercise

    The six-day exercise, which wrapped up March 11, tested warfighting capabilities through events such as torpedo and missile shoots, surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training and special operations force training.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), left, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships JS Harusame (DD102), center, and JS Kurama (DDH144) sail in formation to conduct an air-defense exercise as part of Multi Sail.(U.S. Navy/MCSN Alana Langdon)
  8. USS Texas Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returned to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 9, after the completion of her second deployment to the Western Pacific.

    Sailors stand topside aboard USS Texas (SSN 775) as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returns from deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael H. Lee)
  9. US Amphibious Forces Join ROK Exercise Ssang Yong

    Sailors and Marines with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group kicked off the combined amphibious exercise Ssang Yong in the Republic of Korea, March 9.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, along with Republic of Korea Flotilla 5, sail in formation to kick off exercise Ssang Yong 2016. (U.S. Navy/Capt. Ed Thompson)
  10. USS Antietam Arrives in Manila for Port Visit

    The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Manila, Philippines, March 8 for a port visit as part of its ongoing patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Antietam (CG 54) operates in the South China Sea on Sunday ahead of visiting Manila. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marcus L. Stanley)