1. U.S., Vietnam Navies Build Confidence During Naval Engagement Activity

    The two navies began the annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) April 7 with a welcoming ceremony for USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) at the port of Da Nang.

    Officers of the Vietnam People’s Navy depart USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) following a shipboard tour in Da Nang, April 7. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  2. USS O'Kane Visits Goa, India

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Goa April 4 for a port visit.

    Sailors aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77) prepare to moor in Goa, April 4. (U.S. Navy/FC1 Shod Williams)
  3. USS Coronado Commissioned in Namesake City

    More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship joined the Navy's surface fleet during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, April 5.

    As guests look on, Sailors assigned to the newly commissioned littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) man the rails during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy)
  4. ASEAN, U.S. Leaders Enhance Multilateral Ties Aboard USS Anchorage

    Hosted by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, visiting defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) toured USS Anchorage (LPD 23) April 2 as part of an historic gathering in Hawaii.

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, deputy commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and defense minsters from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Dunford)
  5. Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado

    The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), April 5, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif.

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island March 28 in preparation for its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Donnie W. Ryan)
  6. U.S., ROK Navies Complete Foal Eagle, Enhance Teamwork

    The navies enhanced their combined and joint maritime capabilities after completing a series of drills and exercises ashore and at sea March 8-31.

    USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and ships of the Republic of Korea Navy operate together during exercise Foal Eagle. (Republic of Korea Navy photo)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard Hosts ROK Defense Minister

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-jin visited the amphibious assault ship March 31 during exercise Ssang Yong.

    Kim Kwan-jin, the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense, center, and other distinguished visitors pause for a photo during a visit to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  8. P-8 Poseidon Performs First Missions in Korea During Foal Eagle

    The U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first training in the Republic of Korea (ROK) March 27-31 in support of the combined U.S.-ROK exercise.

    Sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy prepare to board a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft March 30 in Busan for a tour facilitated by U.S. Navy crew members assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Bryce Bruns)
  9. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces Sailors of the Year

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Matthew Meadows as 2013 Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) and Builder 1st Class Deanna Dimeo as the 2013 Shore SOY during a ceremony at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, March 28.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet's Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) Builder 1st Class Deanna Dimeo, left, and Sea Sailor of the Year Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Matthew Meadows pose for a photo after a luncheon where their selections were announced, March 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  10. US, Republic of Korea Forces Kick Off Exercise Ssang Yong

    U.S. Sailors and Marines from Amphibious Force 7th Fleet and the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade kicked off Exercise Ssang Yong 2014, March 27 in the Republic of Korea.

    ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and other ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and ROK Navy during exercise Ssang Yong. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Achterling)