1. CARAT Malaysia 2015 Comes to a Close in Sandakan

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces drew to a close during a ceremony in Sandakan, Aug 21.

    Ships from the Royal Malaysian Navy and the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) assemble in formation as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  2. CNO Visits Ronald Reagan, Stresses Importance of FDNF Role

    During an all hands call with the crews of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Aug. 17, Adm. Jonathan Greenert stressed the importance of Reagan joining the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert greets sailors stationed aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)
  3. Joint Typhoon Relief Mission Almost Complete on Saipan

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and federal officials announced on Tuesday that the Department of Defense disaster relief mission on Saipan is coming to a close.

    Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) move a fallen coconut tree during a community service project at Garapan Elementary School in Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David A. Cox)
  4. Mercy, Millinocket Arrive in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 17 for their last mission stops of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) approaches the pier in Da Nang Aug. 17.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Feaster)
  5. U.S. Sailors, Marines Join Malaysian Armed Forces for CARAT

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Malaysian Armed Forces began Aug. 17 with opening ceremonies in Sandakan.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy ships operate together in the South China Sea during a previous CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  6. USNS Mercy Departs Subic Bay After Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship departed Subic Bay, Philippines, Aug. 14 after completing a 10-day mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits along the pier at Subic Bay during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MCC Christopher E. Tucker)
  7. New U. S. Pacific Fleet N6 Director Selected

    Ms. Ruth A. Youngs Lew, a member of the Senior Executive Service, has been selected by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the new Executive Director for Communications and Information Systems and the Command Information Officer (N6).

  8. PP15 Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies in Philippines

    The Pacific Partnership mission team took part in three ribbon cutting ceremonies Aug. 10 and 11 to celebrate the completion of construction projects in San Fernando City, La Union.

    U.S. Navy Capt. James Meyer, commodore of Pacific Partnership's Task Force Forager, passes the key to Caba National High School to Josefina Samy during a ribbon cutting ceremony.(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  9. DESRON 7 Changes Command, Reflects on Nearly Three Years as Part of 7th Fleet FDNF

    Capt. Fred Kacher relinquished command of the squadron to Capt. H.B. Le during a ceremony in Singapore Aug. 12.

    In this file photo, Capt. Fred Kacher, left, Republic of Singapore Navy Col. Seah Poh Yeen, and Capt. H.B. Le, right, discuss the sea phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore in July. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  10. Hull Swap Begins: USS George Washington Arrives in San Diego

    The aircraft carrier arrived in San Diego Aug. 10 to conduct a 10-day hull swap with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as part of a force structure change.

    Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the aircraft carrier arrives in San Diego to conduct a hull-swap with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Bryan Mai)