1. USS America Returns to Sea

    The amphibious assault ship returned to sea March 21 after completing a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period during which the crew and contractors made improvements to the ship's design.

    USS America (LHA 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan A. Colon/)
  2. 30th NCR Wraps Up Foal Eagle 2016

    The 30th Naval Construction Regiment completed construction with Republic of Korea Navy Seabees for exercise Foal Eagle 2016, March 18.

    U.S. Navy Builder Constructionman Apprentice Brooklyn Allen, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, shovels aggregate with Republic of Korea Seabees during pier repair training for Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  3. USS Boxer Arrives in Hong Kong for Port Visit

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Hong Kong, March 21, after recently concluding exercise Ssang Yong 16 in the Republic of Korea.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4) approaches Hong Kong, March 21.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Caracci)
  4. Stennis Strike Group Joins Exercise Foal Eagle

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group completed a port visit in the Republic of Korea March 18 and departed to join exercise Foal Eagle with the ROK Armed Forces.

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) man the rails as the ship departs Busan following a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Marcus L. Stanley)
  5. William P. Lawrence, Paul Hamilton to Swap Homeports

    Pearl Harbor-based USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) will move to San Diego and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) will arrive in Hawaii in mid-2016.

    In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and Hawaii-based USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steam in formation during training off Southern California in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher Frost)
  6. MSC Ships Perform 'Skin-to-Skin' Maneuver

    Military Sealift Command's USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK 3017) and USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) performed a "skin-to-skin" maneuver March 13 as part of exercise Ssang Yong.

    USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK 3017) and USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) connect during exercise Ssang Yong off the coast of the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  7. Navy Submarines Arrive in Arctic for ICEX 2016

    Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.

    USS Hampton (SSN 767) surfaces through the ice in the Arctic Circle March 14 during ICEX. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyler Thompson)
  8. Sailors Pitch Ideas at “The Bridge” Innovation Program

    “The Bridge,” a program initiated by U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted an open forum event March 11 for attendees to pitch thought-provoking and innovative ideas for improving standards and practices within the Navy.

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dylan Cooke, attached to USS Preble (DDG 88), explains his idea for a shipboard oil filtration system. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeff Troutman)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Visits Singapore During Regional Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Singapore March 13 for a port visit.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin A. Flinn)
  10. Great Green Fleet Visits Republic of Korea

    The John C. Stennis Strike Group, the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative, arrived in the Republic of Korea for a port visit March 13.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) approaches the pier of Commander of Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan, the new home for the U.S. Navy in Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)