1. USS Milius Returns Home from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to San Diego June 25 from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.

    USS Milius (DDG 69) returns home to San Diego, June 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)
  2. Pacific Partnership Celebrates Arrival In Micronesia

    The Micronesia phase of Pacific Partnership kicked off June 22 with an opening ceremony and reception aboard USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3).

    U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (left), Doria Rosen, U.S. Defense Representative to the Federated States of Micronesia, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commodore, Task Force Forager, Capt. James Meyer, and New Zealand Air Force Chaplain Ken Diekema, stand for the playing of the U.S. national anthem during an opening ceremony June 22.
  3. Bonhomme Richard ESG Visits Western Australia

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines of the four-ship Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group arrived in Fremantle and Bunbury June 25 for port visits.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Derek A. Harkins)
  4. I-Kiribati Nursing Student Saves Child’s Life During PP15

    After completing an eight-hour basic lifesaving course, nursing student Abbie Hinneifa used cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save the life of a young boy.

    1st Lt. Tifani McGovern, left, nursing student Abbie Hinneifa, Capt. Patrice Laster-Wilcox, and Capt. Maria Kunkel pose for a photo June 16. Hinneifa, after attending CPR training, saved the life of a two-year-old boy.
  5. USS Michigan Visits Busan During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine arrived in Busan, South Korea, June 23 for a port visit for a visit as a part of its deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet.

    USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan June 23. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)
  6. ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group recently conducted a fast attack craft/fast in-shore attack craft exercise and an air defense exercise, testing the ships' ability to work together to identify and defend against threats.

    Ensign Robert Prine, left; Capt. Brian Finman, Expeditionary Strike Group 7's deputy chief of staff, right; and Chief Operations Specialist Kevin O. Griffith watch for incoming threats on a radar repeater during a fast attack craft/fast in-shore attack craft exercise aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)
  7. CARAT 2015 Exercise Series Begins in the Philippines

    The first phase of the annual exercise series kicked off during an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, June 22.

    Rear Adm. William Merz, commander of Task Force 74, delivers remarks during the CARAT Philippines opening ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay Pugh)
  8. Millinocket Arrives in Micronesia for Pacific Partnership

    The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel arrived in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, June 21 for the ship’s second stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Kolonia, Pohnpei, June 21.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Laura Price)
  9. USS Green Bay Returns Rescued Mariners Ashore

    Three people recovered from a sinking boat by USS Green Bay's crew the previous day were transferred safely to Makassar, Indonesia, June 20 using a U.S. Navy helicopter.

    The crew of a rigid hull inflatable boat from USS Green Bay (LPD 20) returns to the ship June 19 after recovering Indonesians who were trapped on a raft at sea. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. Mercy Completes First Pacific Partnership Mission Stop in Fiji

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and embarked team departed Fiji June 19 to continue the Pacific Partnership mission after working and training alongside Fijian officials and counterparts over the past two weeks.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Savusavu, Fiji, during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)