1. Pacific Partnership Personnel Return Home to San Diego

    Pacific Partnership 2015 personnel assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returned home Sept. 27 following a deployment in support of the annual disaster response preparedness mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits San Diego Bay on Sunday. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Eric Coffer)
  2. USS Cowpens Holds Cruiser Modernization Induction

    The guided-missile cruiser was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, Sept. 25, at Naval Base San Diego.

    Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), delivers the principal address after receiving authority over USS Cowpens (CG 63). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary Bell)
  3. USNS Mercy to Return From Pacific Partnership Deployment

    The hospital ship is scheduled to return to San Diego Sept. 27, along with embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Sept. 26, following a four-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the Pacific Ocean in late May. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  4. USS Columbia Presented Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the prestigious award to the crew Sept. 21 on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Columbia (SSN 771) during a presentation of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  5. 7th Fleet Commander Committed to US, ROK Alliance

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) Sept. 21 to meet with senior ROK Navy leaders and affirm his commitment to the enduring U.S. and ROK alliance.

    Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Vice Adm. Um, Hyun-seong, commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet (COMROKFLT), render salutes during a ceremonial pass and review of COMROKFLT sailors. (Photo courtesy of Republic of Korea Fleet)
  6. Russell Enters 7th Fleet, Supports Maritime Security

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Sept. 20 after departing its homeport of San Diego, Sept. 9.

    USS Russell (DDG 59) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Tommy Rose)
  7. SUBPAC Conducts Clandestine Mine Exercise

    The Pacific Submarine Force successfully tested its operational proficiency in clandestine mine deployment during a Submarine-Launched Mobile Mine Exercise earlier this month off the coast of Kauai at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

    In this file photo, USS Buffalo (SSN 715), operates off Oahu, Hawaii, earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  8. Gema Bhakti Exercise Connects Sailors in Indonesia

    Gema Bhakti is a ten-day exercise designed to lead participants through operational-level planning for a simulated earthquake in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Sam Wheeler discusses maritime operations with his counterpart Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) Navy Capt. Edy Irawan during exercise Gema Bhakti. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Lenaya Rotklein)
  9. USS Ronald Reagan Enters 7th Fleet Area of Operations

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier arrived in the 7th Fleet area of operations, Sept. 17.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Joseph Pfaff)
  10. US, ROK Celebrate Alliance During Incheon Landing Commemoration

    More than 3,000 guests joined both the U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps forces in commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Incheon Amphibious Landing Operation, Sept. 15.

    Republic of Korea Navy and coalition forces provide a reenactment during the 65th annual Incheon Amphibious Landing Operations Commemoration ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)