1. U.S. Navy Kicks Off Naval Engagement Activities with Vietnam

    The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) with the Vietnam People's Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015.

    Cmdr. Christopher England, commanding officer of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), shakes hands with an officer from the Vietnam People’s Navy during the opening ceremony of Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Patrick Dionne)
  2. U.S. 3rd Fleet Hosts Staff Talks for Maritime Defense

    Leaders from U.S. 3rd Fleet, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, and the Royal Canadian Navy met March 31-April 1 in San Diego for the sixth annual Three-Party Staff Talks.

    Cmdr. Michael Jarrett, commanding officer of USS Freedom (LCS 1), gives Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific and Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. William Truelove, commander, Maritime Forces Pacific a tour of the ship's waterborne mission zone as part of Three-Party Staff Talks. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kory Alsberry)
  3. USS Antietam Visits Hong Kong During Regional Patrol

    The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 3.

    USS Antietam (CG 54) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Declan Barnes)
  4. Bonhomme Richard ARG Supports Marine Training in Korea

    The three ships, with embarked Marines from the 31st MEU, are participating in the Korean Marine Exchange Program off the South Korea coast.

    Amphibious assault vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit depart the well deck of USS Ashland (LSD 48), March 30 off the east coast of the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Senyk)
  5. Peleliu to Decommission After More Than 34 Years of Service

    The last general-purpose amphibious assault ship of the Tarawa class will be decommissioned during a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, March 31.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenan O'Connor)
  6. 'America’s Secret Weapon' Honored at Luncheon

    The Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Veterans Club of Hawaii hosted a luncheon banquet in honor of the MIS Veterans National Reunion at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, March 28.

    Military Intelligence Service (MIS) veterans and distinguished guests pose for a group photo before a luncheon honoring the veterans at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki as part of the MIS Veterans National Reunion. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  7. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces 2014 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

    Logistics Specialist 1st Class Blanca Sanchez and Steelworker 1st Class Brenton Heisserer were announced as the 2014 Pacific Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year, March 27.

    Finalists await the announcement at a ceremony March 27 during which Logistics Specialist 1st Class Blanca A. Sanchez, fourth from left, was named U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year, and Steel Worker 1st Class Brenton Heisserer, second from right, the Shore Sailor of the Year. (U.S. Navy/MC2  Johans Chavarro)
  8. PACFLT Senior Enlisted Meet, Discuss Mission Readiness

    Senior enlisted leaders met at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters for the annual Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium, March 23-25.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez speaks with senior enlisted leaders at PACFLT headquarters during the Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Rescues Fishermen in Philippine Sea

    Sailors aboard the 7th Fleet flagship rendered assistance to five Filipino nationals March 25 after their fishing vessel had suffered from mechanical difficulties.

    Sailors attached to USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) rescue five stranded Filipino nationals whose fishing vessel suffered from mechanical difficulties. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cody R. Babin)
  10. DESRON 15, JMSDF Flex Combat Capability During Multi-Sail

    The annual exercise led by Destroyer Squadron 15 kicked off March 22 in Guam and for the first time includes Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participation.

    USS Sampson (DDG 102), left, JS Atago (DDG 177), center, and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) maneuver into position for a missile exercise March 24 during Multi-Sail. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Raymond D. Diaz III)