1. Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group concludes PHIBLEX

    Sailors and Marines from the Peleliu ESG, including USS Peleliu and USS Germantown, completed the annual amphibious exercise in the Philippines, Oct. 10.

    Marines prepare to embark the well deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42) in combat rubber raiding crafts during PHIBLEX training in the Sulu Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  2. Harris Highlights U.S-Canada Cooperation During Victoria Visit

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, spent time interacting with Royal Canadian Navy leadership and sailors during a visit to Victoria, British Columbia, Oct. 7, emphasizing the significance of the relationship between the two navies as the U.S. rebalances to the Pacific.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, discusses America's rebalance to the Pacific with Royal Canadian officers. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Michael Lewis)
  3. Peleliu ESG Trains with Philippines Counterparts during PHIBLEX

    Sailors and Marines from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group have been conducting a variety of training together during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX).

    Officers from the Philippine Navy look on as Sailors aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) participate in a fire fighting drill. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  4. America Arrives in San Francisco for Fleet Week, Commissioning

    The Navy's newest amphibious assault ship arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 6, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony on Oct. 11 during San Francisco Fleet Week.

    Sailors aboard the future USS America (LHA 6) hold the American flag for an aerial photo as they pass under the Golden Gate Bridge. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Vladimir Ramos)
  5. George Washington Arrives in Guam for Port Visit

    The aircraft carrier arrived in Guam Oct. 2 for a visit in the midst of its ongoing regional patrol, which most recently included exercise Valiant Shield.

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) enters Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/Leah Eclavea)
  6. Peleliu, Germantown visit Subic Bay, support PHIBLEX

    The ships, and embarked staffs and Marines, arrived in Subic Bay ahead of the Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX), which began Sept. 29.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5), as seen from USS Germantown (LSD 42), sits moored in Subic Bay Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  7. US, Bangladesh Navy Begin 4th CARAT Maritime Exercise

    The fourth annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the two navies kicked off Sept. 25.

    USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) arrives in Chittagong to take part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Cody Hitson)
  8. Coronado Performs Live-Fire Test of Norwegian Strike Missile

    The crew of the littoral combat ship successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile duringoff the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23.

    A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile is launched from USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary D. Bell)
  9. Valiant Shield 2014 Comes to Successful End

    The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close in Guam Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.

    Ships from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups and aircraft from the Air Force and Marine Corps operate in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  10. Navy Bids Farewell to Penniman

    Rear Adm. Russell “Feet” Penniman retired after 35 years in the Navy during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 20.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., left, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman during Penniman’s retirement ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jason Baird)