1. U.S., Japan, Australia to conduct mine warfare exercise

    Part of an annual mine countermeasures exercise series between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF, the Royal Australian Navy will join for the first time this year.

    In this file photo, Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree lowers a mine neutralization vehicle into the water from USS Chief (MCM 14) during a previous exercise with the JMSDF. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  2. USS Ashland continues FEMA support in Northern Mariana Islands

    After initially transporting Marines, the ship has been moving Guam Army National Guard soldiers and equipment to Saipan to provide support in the wake of Typhoon Yutu.

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard, 1224 Engineering Support Company, ride Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634 to Saipan. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortenson)
  3. USS Oklahoma City welcomes new commanding officer

    Cmdr. Steve Lawrence relieved Cmdr. Thomas P. O'Donnell in a time-honored change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Nov. 9.

    Rear Adm. James Waters, III, director, Maritime Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, congratulates Cmdr. Thomas O’Donnell, left, on a job well done during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Lauren Spaziano)
  4. Move of Seoul headquarters marks end of era for CNFK

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea recently decommissioned its Seoul-based headquarters after 61 years of operation at U.S Army Garrison Yongsan.

    The CNFK logo from the decommissioned headquarters at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Carlisle)
  5. Future USS Michael Monsoor departs Bath, honors namesake

    The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers departed Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine ahead of Veterans Day weekend, bound for San Diego.

    The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) sails through the Atlantic during acceptance trials earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/Bath Iron Works)
  6. USS Green Bay arrives in Port Moresby for APEC support

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Port Moresby, Nov. 13, marking second time a U.S. ship has visited Papua New Guinea in two months.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) anchors in Port Moresby Harbor, Nov. 13. (U.S. Navy/CWO4 Mike Garcia)
  7. U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

    A Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 F/A-18 experienced a mechanical issue that resulted in the crew ejecting while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 12.

    In this file photo, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 conduct flight operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  8. Ronald Reagan Strike Group concludes exercise Keen Sword

    The joint/bilateral exercise with the Japan Self-Defense Force wrapped up Nov. 8.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and JS Hyuga (DDH 181) sail in formation with 16 other U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships during Keen Sword, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters )
  9. CTF-75 supports Task Force West in typhoon recovery effort

    Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is assisting with the joint effort following Super Tyhpoon Yutu.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 move an emergency power generator into place at a location on Tinian during recovery operations following Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/MCCC Matthew R. White)
  10. CTF-72 patrol squadrons train with Japan counterparts in exercise Keen Sword

    Keen Sword offers an opportunity for deployed patrol squadrons to increase interoprability with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts.

    Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, pose with members of U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol squadrons during a visit to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Nov. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)