1. USNS Mercy arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, March 10, in support of the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through the Pacific after departing San Diego in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  2. Carl Vinson Strike Group departs Vietnam after historic port visit

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed Da Nang, Vietnam, March 9, completing the first visit to the country by a U.S. aircraft carrier in more than 40 years.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)
  3. Bonhomme Richard departs Manila, continues patrol

    The amphibious assault ship, with embarked 3d Marine Division, departed Manila to continue a patrol in the Indo-Pacific region following a scheduled port visit, March 8.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits Manila Bay, March 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  4. USS Tucson returns from Western Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 7, following a six-month deployment.

    USS Tucson (SSN 770) ties up to the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin)
  5. Navy kicks off Ice Exercise in Arctic Circle

    ICEX 2018 officially began with the construction of temporary Ice Camp Skate and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines and one U.K. Royal Navy submarine, March 7.

    In this file photo, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) surfaces above the ice during a previous ICEX. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien)
  6. U.S. Pacific Fleet commander concludes visit to Japan

    Adm. Scott Swift concluded a two-day trip to Japan to meet with Japanese military counterparts, March 7.

    Adm. Scott Swift and Adm. Yutaka Murakawa, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force chief of staff, salute during an honors ceremony at the Japan Ministry of Defense, March 6. (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)
  7. Essex ARG heads to sea for advanced tactical training

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group began the first ever amphibious Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, March 5.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) transits under the Coronado Bridge, March 5. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Matthew A. Stroup)
  8. U.S Navy, JMSDF to conduct exercise MultiSail 2018

    Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are scheduled to participate in the annual exercise beginning March 8.

    In this file photo, USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships in formation during MultiSail 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elijah G. Leinaar)
  9. U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam for historic visit

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, March 5, marking the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited the country in more than 40 years.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Monroe)
  10. F-35Bs join Wasp for historic Indo-Pacific deployment

    Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's embarked USS Wasp (LHD 1), March 5, marking the first such deployment of the aircraft in the region.

    An F-35B lands on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD 1), March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael Molina)