1. Royal New Zealand Navy, U.S. Navy conduct bilateral operations

    HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) conducted bilateral operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the Western Pacific, June 30 - July 5.

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77), July 2. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ian Kinkead)
  2. USS John S. McCain participates in Talisman Saber, FTX-N

    The guided-missile destroyer took part in Field Training Exercise - North, a precursor exercise to Talisman Saber 2017.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) sails alongside the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) during exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North, June 26. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  3. USS Jacksonville visits Singapore during deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived in Singapore, July 3, for a port visit during its ongoing deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for June 2010 deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ronald Gutridge)
  4. 8th annual Naval Engagement Activity kicks off in Vietnam

    The arrival of USS Coronado (LCS 4) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) at Cam Ranh International Port, July 5, marked the beginning of this year's Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy.

    USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrive at Cam Ranh International Port, July 5. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ESG starts exercise Talisman Saber

    Amphibious ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked Marines departed Australian ports July 3 to begin participation in Talisman Saber 2017.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships steam in formation during Talisman Saber 2015. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  6. US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Southern Sulu Sea

    During the operation, crews from USS Coronado (LCS 4) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats to maritime security.

    Sailors assigned to USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for a personnel transfer, June 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Sydney

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Sydney for a scheduled port visit, June 28.

    Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship arrives in Sydney, June 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  8. Talisman Saber begins with at-sea ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

    The seventh iteration of the biennial exercise brings U.S. and Australian personnel together to build on partnerships, interoperability and the ability to respond to contingencies in the region.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, left, and Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. David Johnston, Australian Defense Force Chief of Joint Operations, unfurl the ceremonial Talisman Saber 2017 flag. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  9. Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 highlights enduring US, Australia alliance

    More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise through July 25.

    In this file photo, Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy ships steam together during Talisman Saber in 2015. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  10. USS Ashland builds relationships with Brisbane visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a routine port call, June 28, before joining exercise Talisman Saber.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)