1. JMSDF, US Navy Grow Green Partnership

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Samidare (DD 106) received more than 62,000 gallons of an advanced biofuel mixture from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) while operating with the John C. Stennis Strike Group Feb. 22.

    JS Samidare (DD 106) receives an advanced biofuel mixture from the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Cole C. Pielop)
  2. William P. Lawrence Supports Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The guided-missile destroyer supported two commercial fishing vessel boardings by a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team off the coast of the Republic of Nauru this week as part of OMSI.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sits in the vicnicty of a fishing vessel while support a boarding and inspection as part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Emiline L. M. Senn)
  3. Navy in Hawaii Earns Two Top Environmental Awards

    The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai and USS Chafee (DDG 90), homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, were winners of Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards, it was announced Feb. 22 in Washington.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90) maneuvers along the coast of Kauai during a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jon Dasbach)
  4. USS Blue Ridge Departs for Indo-Asia-Pacific Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Feb. 22, for a patrol strengthening and supporting strong relationships and partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Yokosuka, Japan, on Monday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)
  5. USS Ashland Completes Exercise Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship wrapped up its participation in the multinational exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 19.

    Ensign Beatrice Cayaban discusses equipment on the bridge of USS Ashland (LSD 48) with members of the Royal Thai Navy Armed Forces during a tour of ship. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Kelsey L. Adams)
  6. New Era of US, ROK Navy Alliance Begins in Busan

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Busan Feb. 19, ushering in a new era of U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy alliance.

    U.S. and Republic of Korea officials cut the ribbon during a ceremony marking the opening of CNFK's new headquarters building. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  7. U.S. Navy Aircraft Showcase Capabilities, Promote Regional Partnerships in Singapore Air Show

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and their crews are taking part in the Singapore International Airshow, Feb. 16-21.

    Two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and a P-8 maritime patrol aircraft sit on display at the Singapore International Airshow. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  8. William P. Lawrence Makes First Warship Visit to Fiji in 10 Years

    The guided-missile destroyer completed a port visit in Suva, Fiji, Feb. 14, the first visit by a U.S. warship there in almost 10 years.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits Suva Harbor Feb. 10 as the ship arrives for port visit. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Janie Baird)
  9. Blue Ridge Begins Sea Trials Ahead of 7th Fleet Patrol

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka Feb. 16 to conduct sea trials prior to initiating its spring patrol season.

    Quartermaster Seaman Richard Williams stands lookout watch aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship departs Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Don Patton)
  10. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Stops in Guam

    Three ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group arrived in Apra Harbor Feb. 14 for a port visit in the midst of their U.S. 7th Fleet deployment.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)  during flight operations a day before arriving in Guam. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Tomas Compian)