1. Boxer ARG Enters 7th Fleet AOR

    USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 5.

    An AV-8B Harrier II prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) while operating in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Bishop)
  2. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Darwin, Australia, Sept. 8, for a port visit.

    Seaman Jeremiah Baker throws a messenger line to the pier as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Darwin, Sept. 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling)
  3. Chinese Navy Ships Visit Hawaii

    Three People's Liberation Army-Navy ships arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for a port visit that will be followed by a one-day search and rescue drill.

    Keiki Hula dancers perform for visiting sailors of the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy following their arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker)
  4. Trained, Ready USS Hopper Departs Hawaii for Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 6 for an independent deployment to the 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest)
  5. USS Tucson Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 5 for a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    USS Tucson (SSN 770), foreground, passes USS Hawaii (SSN 776) as Tucson departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 5. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  6. USS Freedom VBSS Team Trains with Malaysian Navy during SEACAT

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom's (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team conducted a boarding exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy Sept. 4 as part of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT).

    A U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) team exchanges best practices with a Royal Malaysian Navy boarding team during SEACAT in the South China Sea, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  7. Chinese Navy Ships to Visit Hawaii

    Three People's Liberation Army-Navy ships will stop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as part of a routine port visit Sept. 6-9.

    In this U.S. Navy file photo, sailors aboard the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) wave as the ship departs Pearl Harbor following a routine port visit in September 2006.
  8. USS Higgins Visits Nagoya, Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Nagoya Sept. 4 for a port visit intended to build bonds with the local community.

    Sailors man the rails of USS Higgins (DDG 76) as the ship arrives in Nagoya, Japan, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  9. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Successful 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship returned to Yokosuka Sept. 4 following a four-month regional patrol.

    USS Blue Ridge operates in the South China Sea in June. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared Harral)
  10. Freedom Underway to Participate in Multilateral SEACAT 2013

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) got underway Sept. 2 to participate in the 11th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise with several regional navies.

    Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) heave a line during sea and anchor detail as Freedom prepares to get underway from Singapore Sept. 2 in support of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)