1. US, ROK Navies Sign Anti-Submarine Warfare Charter

    Senior leaders signed the charter Aug. 16 in Busan, Republic of Korea, pledging to increase cooperation in future ASW training.

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet and Vice Adm. Jung Ho-Sup, commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet, sign a charter pledging cooperation in anti-submarine warfare at the Naval Operations Base in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  2. Blue Ridge Now 2nd Oldest Behind Constitution

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship now holds the honor of being the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy’s active duty fleet, next to USS Constitution, after the decommissioning of USS Denver (LPD 9) Aug. 14.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo.
  3. Hawaii to Welcome USS Preble and USS John Paul Jones

    The two guided-missile destroyers, previously homeported in San Diego, are set to arrive at their new home of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week.

    U.S. Navy file photo.
  4. USS Denver to Decommission after 46 Years of Service

    The Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship will hold its decommissioning ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    USS Denver (LPD 9) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Johans Chavarro)
  5. Seabees Take Charge of Palau Civic Action Team

    During a civic action team change-of-charge ceremony held Aug. 8 at Camp Katuu, Palau, Seabees from the 30th Naval Construction Regiment relieved airmen from Pacific Air Forces A4/7.

  6. Makin Island ARG, 11th MEU Arrive in 7th Fleet

    The more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Aug. 11, after departing San Diego July 25.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8), right, and USS Comstock (LSD 45) conduct a replenishment at sea with USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) earlier this month as USS San Diego (LPD 22) transits behind. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  7. Multilateral Exercise SEACAT 2014 Begins in Singapore, Continues Throughout Southeast Asia

    The 13th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise kicked off at the Republic of Singapore Navy's Multinational Operations and Exercises Center Aug. 11.

    Officers taking part in a previous SEACAT exercise work together in Singapore. (Singapore Ministry of Defence file photo)
  8. USS Rodney M. Davis Enters 7th Fleet Area of Operations

    The ship, which arrived in 7th Fleet Aug. 9, will conduct operations with U.S. Coast Guard and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) in the region.

    In this file photo, USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) arrives in Pearl Harbor in late June for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian T. Glunt)
  9. Blue Ridge Partners with PLA(N) North Sea Fleet in Search and Rescue Exercise

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship and guided-missile frigate CNS Yancheng (FFG 546) trained together Aug. 8 off the coast of China.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), back, and the Chinese guided-missile frigate Yancheng (FFG 546) operate together in the Yellow Sea Aug. 8 during a search and rescue exercise that followed Blue Ridge's goodwill visit to Qingdao, China. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelby Sanders)
  10. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Successful Navy-to-Navy Exchange with PLA(N) North Sea Fleet

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Qingdao, China, Aug. 8.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Qingdao, Aug. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael Hendricks)