1. USS Vandegrift Returns to San Diego Following Rescue at Sea

    The ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego.

    Sailors from USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant, April 6. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  2. USS McClusky to Depart San Diego for Deployment

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate is expected to depart San Diego April 10 for a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

    USS McClusky (FFG 41) file photo.
  3. U.S., Vietnam Navies Build Confidence During Naval Engagement Activity

    The two navies began the annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) April 7 with a welcoming ceremony for USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) at the port of Da Nang.

    Officers of the Vietnam People’s Navy depart USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) following a shipboard tour in Da Nang, April 7. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  4. USS O'Kane Visits Goa, India

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Goa April 4 for a port visit.

    Sailors aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77) prepare to moor in Goa, April 4. (U.S. Navy/FC1 Shod Williams)
  5. USS Coronado Commissioned in Namesake City

    More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship joined the Navy's surface fleet during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, April 5.

    As guests look on, Sailors assigned to the newly commissioned littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) man the rails during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy)
  6. ASEAN, U.S. Leaders Enhance Multilateral Ties Aboard USS Anchorage

    Hosted by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, visiting defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) toured USS Anchorage (LPD 23) April 2 as part of an historic gathering in Hawaii.

    Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, deputy commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and defense minsters from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Dunford)
  7. Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado

    The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), April 5, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif.

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island March 28 in preparation for its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Donnie W. Ryan)
  8. U.S., ROK Navies Complete Foal Eagle, Enhance Teamwork

    The navies enhanced their combined and joint maritime capabilities after completing a series of drills and exercises ashore and at sea March 8-31.

    USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and ships of the Republic of Korea Navy operate together during exercise Foal Eagle. (Republic of Korea Navy photo)
  9. USS Bonhomme Richard Hosts ROK Defense Minister

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-jin visited the amphibious assault ship March 31 during exercise Ssang Yong.

    Kim Kwan-jin, the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense, center, and other distinguished visitors pause for a photo during a visit to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  10. P-8 Poseidon Performs First Missions in Korea During Foal Eagle

    The U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first training in the Republic of Korea (ROK) March 27-31 in support of the combined U.S.-ROK exercise.

    Sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy prepare to board a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft March 30 in Busan for a tour facilitated by U.S. Navy crew members assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Bryce Bruns)