1. Nimitz Statue Unveiled at End of World War II Ceremony at Battleship Missouri Memorial

    A nine-foot bronze statue on a black granite pedestal honoring Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, who directed the War of the Pacific, was unveiled at its permanent installation next to the Battleship Missouri Memorial Sept. 2.

    Several crew members who were aboard USS Missouri during the signing of the Instrument of Surrender and the artists that created the statue take part in a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the nine-foot bronze sculpture of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  2. SEACAT 2013 Exercise Builds Multilateral Cooperation in Maritime Southeast Asia

    The annual exercise kicked off Sept. 2 with navy liaison officers from seven nations tracking vessels of interest in a multilateral maritime interdiction scenario.

    In this file photo, a visit, board, search and seizure team from Surface Warfare Detachment 1, embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) searches and secures the Royal Malaysian Navy guided-missile frigate KD Jebat (FFG 29) during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013 exercise in the South China Sea in June. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
  3. Haney Hosts Fleet Adm. Nimitz's Grandsons

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the 33rd commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted the grandsons of the leader who defined that job seven decades ago, Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, on Aug. 30.

    Richard Lay and his wife Jean, left, and Chester Nimitz Lay and wife Marion, pose for a photo with Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, before touring the home where Richard and Chester's grandfather, Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, lived during World War II. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
  4. U.S. Navy, Australian Defence Force Recover and Dispose of Jettisoned Ordnance

    The U.S. Navy and Australian Defense Force successfully recovered and disposed of the live ordnance emergency-jettisoned by two AV-8B Harrier aircraft on July 16 off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

    Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, along with Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority advisor Michael Phelan, work together to recover jettisoned ordnance from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area, Aug. 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)
  5. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin for Exercise, Visit

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived Aug. 28 and will take part in Exercise Koolendong with the Australian Defence Force.

    Seaman Dustin Johnson throws a messenger line to the pier as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Darwin, Aug. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III)
  6. USS Denver Arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 27..

    In this file photo, USS Denver (LPD 9) transits the Coral Sea earlier this month. The ship arrived off the coast of Dili Aug. 27 to work with the Timor Leste Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III)
  7. USS Pearl Harbor Completes Pacific Partnership 2013, Returns to San Diego

    The amphibious dock landing ship returned to San Diego Aug. 26 after more than three months in the Indo-Asia Pacific region for Pacific Partnership 2013.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as the ship returns to San Diego, Aug. 26. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan)
  8. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Departs for Deployment

    The Boxer ARG, comprised of USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), along with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed from San Diego, Aug. 23.

    Family members gather to watch the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) depart San Diego, Aug. 23 . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  9. Naval Forces/Navy Region Japan Changes Command

    Rear Adm. Terry Kraft relieved Rear Adm. Dan Cloyd during a ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 23

    Commander, U.S. Forces Japan Lt. Gen Salvatore A. “Sam” Angelella; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, Navy Region Japan, Rear Adm. Dan Cloyd, center; and his relief Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft sit during a change of a command ceremony where Cloyd relinquished his command to Kraft. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas)
  10. USS Tortuga, USS Ashland Mark Hull Swap With Ceremony

    The hull swap, part of the Navy's long-range strategy to routinely forward deploy newer or more efficient ships, became official Aug. 23 in Sasebo, Japan.

    Sailors in a color guard stand at parade rest before the start of a hull-swap ceremony between USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Tortuga (LSD 46), Aug. 23 in Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Youngblood)