1. USNS Mercy departs Indonesia after first Pacific Partnership mission stop

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship departed Bengkulu, Indonesia, April 10.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Bengkulu, Indonesia, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cameron Pinske)
  2. USNS Washington Chambers replenishes Royal Malaysian Navy frigate

    The recent underway replenishment in the South China Sea supports the Royal Malaysian Navy's preparations for participation in exercise RIMPAC this year.

    Safety observers from USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) stand alongside Royal Malaysian Navy sailors aboard frigate KD Lekiu (F30) during an underway replenishment, April 7. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. US-Japan maritime forces conduct navigational maneuvers in East China Sea

    Ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group sailed with JS Shimokita (LST 4002), April 9.

    Ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group and JS Shimokita steam in formation, April 9. (U.S Navy/MC3 Taylor King)
  4. USS Theodore Roosevelt conducts PASSEX with Republic of Singapore Navy

    The passing exercise (PASSEX) in the South China Sea, April 6, followed a port visit to Singapore by the carrier strike group.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation with RSS Valiant (PGG 91), RSS Supreme (FFG 73) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the South China Sea, April 6. (U.S Navy/MC3 Anthony J. Rivera)
  5. USS Bremerton returns to Pearl Harbor for final time

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home from a Western Pacific deployment, April 6, the boat's last before beginning deactivation.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 6. (U.S Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  6. Navy chief charts course to develop 'world-class' leaders

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework, April 6.

  7. Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete integration training

    As the first fully integrated training period between the ARG and MEU this work-up cycle, the exercise honed the team’s abilities to plan and execute missions.

    USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conduct a strait transit exercise, March 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Molly DiServio)
  8. Medal of Honor Recipient laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a naval aviator who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War, was laid to rest with full military honors, April 4.

    Sailors from The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fold the American flag during the full honors funeral of U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, April 4. (U.S. Army/Elizabeth Fraser)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2018 mission begins in Palau

    After the arrival of the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) the previous day, Pacific Partnership officially kicked off in Palau, April 4.

    Personnel aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) man the rails while arriving in Palau for Pacific Partnership, April 3. (U.S Navy/MCSN Caledon Rabbipal)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2018 hosts Women, Peace and Security conference

    The three-day event in Indonesia that kicked off April 3 was created to spark discussion about ways to enhance crisis response.

    Flt. Lt. Chloe Lowndes, Royal Australian Navy, currently assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) makes a presentation during the Women’s Peace and Security Conference, April 3. (MC2 Joshua Fulton)