1. Blue Ridge Visits Malaysia to Promote an Enduring Partnership

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in West Port May 18 and while there will host guided ship tours and conduct staff talks with Malaysian Armed Forces counterparts.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in West Port, May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jared Harral)
  2. 30th Naval Construction Regiment Departs for Pacific Partnership

    Nearly 40 medical, medical, communication and support staff from service commands across the U.S. will join the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, based at Naval Base Ventura County, and depart May 17 in support of the humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership.

    A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 works with Indonesian counterparts to install parts for a solar pump during an advance party engagement with members of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment in Rote, Indonesia, May 14. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Julianne Holland)
  3. John S. McCain, Mustin Join 75th Black Ship Festival

    The two guided-missile destroyers anchored off Shimoda, Japan, May 15 to take part in the annual festival commemorating the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1854.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits at anchor off the coast of Shimoda, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  4. U.S. Navy Helicopters Assist CAL FIRE in San Diego County Firefighting Efforts

    Six flight crews from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 are providing firefighting support in response to wildfires throughout San Diego County.

    An MH-60S Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 lifts off from Camp Pendleton May 15 to assist the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joan E. Jennings)
  5. 3rd Fleet Commander Hosts Chinese Chief of General Staff

    Chief of the General Staff, People's Republic of China, Gen. Fang Fenghui arrived in San Diego May 13 for a scheduled two-day visit hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd.

    Gen. Fang Fenghui tours the bridge of littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jesse L.Gonzalez)
  6. 7th Fleet, Royal Thai Navy Leaders Discuss Operations, Concerns

    Senior navy leaders from the U.S. 7th Fleet and Royal Thai Navy met for a professional exchange of ideas May 12 during the 7th Fleet flagship's visit.

    Leaders meet aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 12 in Sattahip. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brannon Deugan)
  7. Harris Honored Twice For Contributions to National Security

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., was honored this week for his lifetime contributions to national security in two separate events that celebrate diversity and the accomplishments from those of different cultures.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., left, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, stands with Lt.j.g. Jay Chen after Chen's introduction of Harris at the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) 20th Annual Gala Awards Dinner, where he was awarded the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Anthony Falvo)
  8. Pacific Fleet Commander Discusses Rebalance, Regional Threats

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, was a guest on Fox News' America's News HQ program May 10, where he discussed the latest threats in the Asia-Pacific region and addressed America's reblance, and the Navy's role in the whole-of-government effort.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., appearing on Fox News, May 10 from New York.
  9. NMCB 1 Helps Build Better Future for Students in Cebu

    The Seabees, along with and soldiers from the Philippine Army, are building a two-classroom extension to a local school which will accommodate more students.

    A U.S. Navy Seabee and a Philippine Army soldier work together, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MCC Kim Martinez)
  10. 7th Fleet Ships Emphasize CUES Training

    Seventh Fleet ships and aircraft are training for the expected increase in the use of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) to ensure quick and effective communication.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blue Hawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 conducts flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) May 5 in the Yellow Sea. (U.S. Navy photo)