1. Blue Ridge Visits Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Zhanjiang April 20 for a port visit building relationships and reinforcing positive navy-to-navy exchanges with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Zhanjiang, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jordan KirkJohnson)
  2. Team Carl Vinson Departs U.S. 5th Fleet

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations April 16, after six months of conducting air strikes over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares for flight operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in December. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex King)
  3. PACFLT Band Shares Experience with High School Students

    The Pacific Fleet Band held an educational jazz clinic April 16 for the Honoka’a High School Jazz Band at the PACFLT Band Hall on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    Musician 1st Class Brandon Barbee speaks to students from the Honoka'a High School Jazz Band during a music clinic at the Pacific Fleet Band Hall on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Johans Chavarro)
  4. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Relieved

    Fleet Master Chief (FLTCM) Marco A. Ramirez was relieved by commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Harry Harris, Jr. April 16 due to lack of confidence.

  5. USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Returns to Singapore

    The littoral combat ship returned to Singapore April 15 after a two-month stint operating in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  6. USS Gary to Return from Final Deployment

    The frigate is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Gary (FFG 51) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Rosalie Garcia)
  7. USS Louisville Returns from Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10, following a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  8. Bonhomme Richard ARG Completes 7th Fleet Patrol

    The forward-deployed Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group completed three months of operations throughout the 7th Fleet area of operations, April 10.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG conduct a replenishment at sea in March. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cameron McCulloch)
  9. U.S., Republic of Korea Navies Enhance MCM Capabilities

    The two navies conducted a successful mine countermeasures exercise March 30 - April 11 as part of exercise Foal Eagle 2015.

    Sailors aboard USS Chief (MCM 14) lower a mine neutralization vehicle (MNV) into position on the ship's fantail after training as part of exercise Foal Eagle 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)
  10. SECNAV Visits Sailors During NEA Vietnam

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Sailors participating in the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015, April 9.

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks with Sailors aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in Da Nang. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Conor Minto)