1. U.S. Pacific Fleet Announces Sailors of the Year

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Matthew Meadows as 2013 Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) and Builder 1st Class Deanna Dimeo as the 2013 Shore SOY during a ceremony at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, March 28.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet's Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) Builder 1st Class Deanna Dimeo, left, and Sea Sailor of the Year Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Matthew Meadows pose for a photo after a luncheon where their selections were announced, March 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  2. US, Republic of Korea Forces Kick Off Exercise Ssang Yong

    U.S. Sailors and Marines from Amphibious Force 7th Fleet and the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade kicked off Exercise Ssang Yong 2014, March 27 in the Republic of Korea.

    ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111) sails alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and other ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and ROK Navy during exercise Ssang Yong. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Achterling)
  3. U.S. 7th Fleet Adds Second P-8 Poseidon to MH370 Search

    The P-8 will fly from Okinawa, Japan, to Perth March 28 to join an international coalition of search aircraft being coordinated by the Australian Defence Force.

    U.S. Navy P-8A Posideon file photo.
  4. Pacific Fleet Commander Recognizes P-8 Squadron MH370 Search Efforts

    Adm. Harry Harris recognized the exceptional efforts of the P-8 Poseidon aircrew assisting in the MH370 search efforts during a visit to Perth, Australia, March 25.

    Adm. Harry Harris speaks to members of the Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 search and rescue detachment supporting the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Eric A. Pastor)
  5. Bonhomme Richard ARG Departs for Ssang Yong Exercise

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group departed White Beach, Okinawa, March 25 to participate in exercise Ssang Yong in the Republic of Korea.

    Naval Aircrewman Philip Franzoni looks on after an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter takes off from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Senyk)
  6. Naval Forces Korea Sailors Honor Fallen Korean Counterparts

    Sailors from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea Navy honored the 47 sailors lost after the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) during an annual memorial service March 25.

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, lays a flower during a remembrance service honoring sailors lost in the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Bryce Bruns)
  7. USS Frank Cable Makes Visit to Thailand

    The submarine tender arrived in Sattahip, March 24, as part of the ship's ongoing underway period in the Western Pacific.

    USS Frank Cable (AS 40) sits along the pier in Sattahip after arriving for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Greg House)
  8. Navy Prepares Black Box Locator for MH370 Search

    As a precautionary measure in case a debris field is located during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a black box locator is being moved into the region.

    In this file photo, a Naval Sea Systems Command Supervisor of Salvage and Diving control van including U.S. Navy search equipment is loaded onto a transport aircraft. (U.S. Navy)
  9. DESRON 15 Begins Multi-Sail Training Exercise

    The Destroyer Squadron 15-led exercise with ships assigned to the forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) in Japan includes surface, air, strike, and anti-submarine warfare training events.

    Ships steam in formation during a previous Multi-Sail exercise in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/OS2 Chin Ng)
  10. Senior Enlisted Leaders Attend Training Symposium

    Senior enlisted leaders from around the Pacific Fleet gathered at U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) headquarters in Pearl Harbor for the annual Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium (SELTS) March 19-21.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez speaks with senior leaders during a Senior Enlisted Leadership Training Symposium, March 19. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Dunford)