1. US, ROK navies demonstrate anti-submarine warfare, precision strike capabilities

    The two navies joined forces to conduct a combined maritime operation in waters east of the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 26.

    ROKS Seoae Ryusungryong (DDG 993), front, and clockwise, ROKS Yul Gok Yii (DDG 992), ROKS Kang Gam Chan (DDH 979) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) maneuver together during a combined maritime operation, Sept. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Gaskill)
  2. Joint exercise Valiant Shield concludes in Pacific

    Units and personnel from across U.S. Pacific Command completed exercise Valiant Shield Sept. 23.

    Ships of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7 steam in formation as exercise Valiant Shield 2016 comes to a close. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christian Senyk)
  3. USS Fort Worth returns to 3rd Fleet area of operations

    The littoral combat ship sailed east across the international date line Sept. 21 as it transits to its homeport of San Diego to complete a rotational deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, in November 2014 as its current deployment began. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  4. Valiant Shield 2016 joint forces conduct concept of operations exercise

    Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force conducted a concept of operations simulated exercise during Valiant Shield, Sept. 17.

    Sailors discuss operations on the Destroyer Squadron 15 watch floor aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sara B. Sexton)
  5. USS Jackson set for San Diego homeport arrival

    USS Jackson (LCS 6) is scheduled to arrive in San Diego Sept. 22, completing the littoral combat ship's maiden voyage to her new homeport.

    In this file photo, USS Jackson (LCS 6) sits along the pier at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kegan E. Kay)
  6. Fort Worth visits Kwajalein as transit home continues

    Following a brief logistical stop, the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sept. 18, en route to its San Diego homeport.

    In this file photo, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Singapore in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  7. USNS Mercy returns to 3rd Fleet after Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship and embarked Pacific Partnership 2016 team returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Sept. 15, after nearly four months in the Western Pacific for the annual disaster preparedness mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) steams through the Pacific earlier this week. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Hank Gettys)
  8. Bonhomme Richard ESG begins Valiant Shield exercise

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit began operations in support of the joint U.S. military exercise Valiant Shield 2016, Sept 15.

    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) steams alongside USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle Carlstrom)
  9. Ships, aircraft conduct exercise Valiant Shield SINKEX

    Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in Valiant Shield 2016 sank the decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46) in waters 30,000 feet deep and 220 nautical miles northeast of Guam Sept. 13.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65), foreground, and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) fire Harpoon missiles during an exercise Valiant Shield sink exercise. (U.S. Navy/STG3 Aaron Lyons)
  10. ROK Navy assists with USS Decatur Sailor MEDEVAC

    USS Decatur (DDG 73) was assisted by the Republic of Korean Navy in an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to help a Sailor in need of medical attention Sept. 11.

    Sailors remove chocks and chains from a Republic of Korea Navy UH-60 Black Hawk aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds)