1. USS Nimitz successfully completes compressed training phase

    Finishing the Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP), Dec. 8, Sailors completed the ship's 180-day, Inter-deployment Training Cycle Basic Phase in only 54 days.

    Sailors aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) prepare an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 for launch, Dec. 8. (U.S. Navy/Seaman David Claypool)
  2. USS Louisville visits Republic of Korea during deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Dec. 8 for a routine port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) file photo. (U.S. Navy/PO1 David R. Krigbaum)
  3. USS Oklahoma City returns home to Guam

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, Dec. 8 following an eight-month engineering overhaul in San Diego, Calif.

    USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) approaches the pier at Naval Base Guam, Dec. 8. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Jamica Johnson)
  4. Navy accepts delivery of future USS John Finn

    The Navy accepted delivery of the future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7.

    In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn (DDG 113) is launched in March 2015. (U.S. Navy photo)
  5. Pearl Harbor survivor becomes honorary U.S. Pacific Fleet Band bandmaster

    Ira "Ike" Schab led the band during a concert at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Dec. 5.

    Ira John Schab walks off stage with the assistance of his son, Karl, after conducting the Pacific Fleet Band. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Nardel Gervacio)
  6. USS John C. Stennis arrives for 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

    The aircraft carrier arrived in Hawaii, Dec. 2 to participate in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events at Pearl Harbor.

    Seaman Eliza Manuel salutes as USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) passes the USS Arizona Memorial, Dec. 2. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Cole C. Pielop)
  7. US, ROK navies conduct working group to strengthen anti-submarine warfare

    Leaders from the two navies met in Busan to discuss ways to improve anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, Dec. 1-2.

    Leaders review briefs prior to beginning an anti-submarine warfare working group in Busan. (U.S. Navy/LT. Joshua Kelsey)
  8. USS Coronado flexes capabilities, enhances crew training at sea

    The littoral combat ship sailed from Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Nov. 30 for a routine patrol following a scheduled maintenance period.

    In this file photo, an MQ-8B Fire Scout prepares to land aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in October. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Michaela Garrison)
  9. Makin Island ARG, 11th MEU depart 7th Fleet

    Following several port visits and exchanges with partner militaries, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed the 7th Fleet area of operations Nov. 30.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8), USS Comstock (LSD 45) and USS Somerset (LPD 25) steam in formation in the Pacific.  (U.S. Navy/PO2 Dennis Grube)
  10. Navy releases logo for 75th anniversary of WWII

    The Naval History and Heritage Command has released a logo to kick off the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's experiences in World War II.

    The official logo for the Navy's commemoration of 75th anniversary of World War II. (U.S. Navy/Annalisa Underwood)