1. Military Bands Combine for 30th Annual Appreciation Concert

    In recognition of May as National Military Appreciation Month, the Hawaii Theatre and the Honolulu Council of the Navy League will host the 30th Annual Combined Military Band Appreciation Concert, May 16 at the historic Hawaii Theatre.

    In this file photo, musicians from the various military services perform together during the 2014 combined military concert at the Hawaii Theatre Center. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Johans Chavarro)
  2. U.S. Ships Arrive in Busan to Strengthen Partnerships, Experience Korean Culture

    USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Pasadena (SSN 752) arrived in Busan, South Korea, May 1.

    USS Preble (DDG 88) arrives in Busan, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)
  3. USS Blue Ridge Visits Singapore to Strengthen Relationships

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Singapore April 30 to emphasize the U.S. Navy's commitment to building and strengthening relationships in the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    Sailors aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) watch the sunrise as the ship arrives in Singapore for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Liz Dunagan)
  4. USS Mustin Arrives in Hong Kong, Gives Back to Community

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong April 30 for a port visit that includes several community service projects by the crew.

    Sailors aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) prepare to moor the ship in Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy/MCSN David Flewellyn)
  5. Harris Emphasizes Diversity at Naval Academy Event

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, gave the keynote address at a U.S. Naval Academy-hosted Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month banquet April 28.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, poses for a group photo with midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy following an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month banquet. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jonathan L. Correa)
  6. US, ROK Navies Strengthen Partnerships through ASW Cooperation

    Senior Leaders from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies met at the headquarters of the Republic of Korea Fleet April 27 for a series of staff talks on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) cooperation.

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, center, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, prepares to deliver opening remarks to Republic of Korea Navy leadership during an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) cooperation committee meeting in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Abraham Essenmacher)
  7. USS Michael Murphy Visits Hong Kong to Experience its Culture

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Hong Kong, April 24, for a port visit during the ship's maiden deployment.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel M. Young)
  8. Independent Deployer Certification Exercise Set to Kick Off

    U.S. Navy ships are scheduled to participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the Southern California operating area April 25-May 3.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Carla Ocampo)
  9. Senior Leaders Facilitate Meaningful Exchange at Pacific Northwest Women’s Waterfront Symposium

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, shared her career experiences and leadership philosophy with Sailors at the Pacific Northwest Surface Navy Women’s Waterfront Symposium, April 22.

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, speaks about her naval career experiences and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  10. Essex Amphibious Ready Group Completes Certification Exercise

    The Essex ARG successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) steams behind USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a strait transit exercise as part of CERTEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Liam Kennedy)