1. George Washington Strike Group Joins Exercise Keen Sword

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is operating alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts during the bilateral field training exercise that began Nov. 11.

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam together after the conclusion of the previous Keen Sword exercise in 2012. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans)
  2. Final Phase of 20th CARAT Exercise Series Kicks Off in Brunei

    The 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei commenced at Maura Naval Base in Brunei, Nov. 10.

    Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of Task Force 73, strikes a ceremonial gong during the opening ceremony of CARAT Brunei, Nov. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  3. Pacific Fleet Band Brings Music to Big Island Communities

    Sailors of the Pacific Fleet Band's Popular Music Group entertained and educated local schools and communities on the Island of Hawaii with musical performances and education sessions held Nov. 4-8.

    Members of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band march in formation during the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Hilo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tiarra Fulgham)
  4. Cooks from the Valley Bring Taste of Home to Pacific Sailors

    More than 40 “Cooks from the Valley” volunteers grilled and served steaks for the 5,000-plus Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) at sea in the Pacific, Nov. 6.

    Cooks from the Valley volunteers prepare steaks for Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Loni Mae Lopez)
  5. F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier

    The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

    An F-35C Lightening II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelly M. Agee)
  6. Adm. Harris Awarded Korean Tong-il National Defense Medal

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, was awarded the prestigious medal Nov. 3 for his contributions to the security of the Republic of Korea.

    Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Hwang Ki-chul, left, prepares to present Adm. Harry Harris Jr. the prestigious Korean Tong-il national defense medal Nov. 3 in Seoul. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  7. USS Ingraham Returns Home Following Final Deployment

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate returned to Naval Station Everett Oct. 30 following its last deployment before being decommissioned Nov. 12.

    USS Ingraham (FFG 61) prepares to return to its homeport of Naval Station Everett Oct. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeffry A. Willadsen)
  8. USS Sampson to Depart on Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart San Diego Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) file photo.
  9. Pacific Horizon tests Maritime Prepositioning Force

    Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade have been practicing ship-to-shore techniques for moving equipment and supplies during the Oct. 20-28 exercise.

    Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief equipment and supplies are offloaded from USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009) during exercise Pacific Horizon. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jonathan Nelson)
  10. 7th Fleet Commander Kicks off CARAT Cambodia 2014

    The fifth Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Cambodia exercise, which will include USS Mustin (DDG 89) training at sea with the Royal Cambodian Navy, began at Ream Naval Base, Oct. 27.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas and Vice Adm. Tea Vinh, commander of the Royal Cambodian Navy, salute side boys during the CARAT Cambodia opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)