1. Sri Lanka Navy assists USS Hopper with MEDEVAC

    The guided-missile destroyer was assisted by the Sri Lanka Navy in an emergency medical evacuation Sept. 30 to help a Sailor in need of medical attention.

  2. USS Fort Worth departs Pearl Harbor, continues journey home to San Diego

    The littoral combat ship departed Pearl Harbor Sept. 30, following a port call which included participating in a demonstration as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Informal.

    Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego demonstrate visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) techniques aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), Sept. 30  (USAF/TSgt Brigitte N. Brantley)
  3. 36th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off Monday

    More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will take part in San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 3-10.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George (CG 71) transits under the Golden Gate Bridge during San Francisco Fleet Week 2015. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Dudley Reynolds)
  4. USNS Mercy returns to San Diego after Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship returned to Naval Base San Diego Sept. 30 after a five-month deployment to Southeast Asia in support of Pacific Partnership 2016.

    Sailors aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) man the rails as the hospital ship returns to San Diego, Sept. 30.  (U.S. Navy/PO2 Lindsey E. Skelton)
  5. US joins allies and partners in Singapore for Deep Sabre 2016

    U.S. personnel from across the U.S. Pacific Command joined nation partners and allies in Singapore for Exercise Deep Sabre, Sept 27-30.

    Distinguished attendees listen to the keynote address at the opening ceremony of exercise Deep Sabre 2016 at Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Micah Blechner)
  6. USS Coronado departs Hawaii, resumes rotational deployment to Singapore

    The littoral combat ship departed the Hawaii area Sept. 29, en route to 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Coronado (LCS 3) returns to Pearl Harbor during exercise Rim of the Pacific in August. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Johans Chavarro)
  7. Bonhomme Richard ESG ships arrive in Hong Kong for port visit

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20), both with embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong Sept. 29.

    Sailors aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20) observe as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) breaks away from a formation last week during exercise Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Patrick Dionne)
  8. 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam begins

    The U.S. Navy and Vietnam People's Navy kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam with a welcoming ceremony in Da Nang, Sept. 28.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approaches the pier in Da Nang, Vietnam, Sept. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  9. Valiant Shield exercise supports joint integration

    Units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force completed the biennial exercise Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 23.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit the Philippine Sea in formation during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Andrew Schneider)
  10. Makin Island ARG completes certification exercise

    In preparation for an upcoming deployment, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed a two-week certification exercise Sept. 22.

    USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Comstock (LSD 45) sail in formation during CERTEX off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Larry S. Carlson)