1. Committee Receives Testimony From ADM Harry Harris

    Senate hearings today considered the nominations of multiple Defense Department officials - including Adm. Harry Harris to be the next commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2014) Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing to consider his nomination for reappointment to the grade of Admiral and to be Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. (Department of Defense photo)
  2. USS Anchorage Departs on NASA's Orion Mission

    The ship departed Naval Base San Diego Dec. 1 and will use its amphibious capabilities to conduct an at-sea recovery of the Orion space capsule.

    In this file photo, Sailors from USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 train during the second underway recovery test for the NASA Orion program in August. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corey Green)
  3. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Set at Historic Site

    The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony on Dec. 7 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The ceremony will take place on the main lawn of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, looking directly out to the USS Arizona Memorial, at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
  4. George Washington Strike Group Completes Regional Patrol

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group returned to its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 25, after completing its 2014 patrol.

    Sailors prepare to man the rails aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 25 as the ship returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  5. USS Columbia Returns from U.S. 7th Fleet Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home to Pearl Harbor Nov. 21 following a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Columbia (SSN 771) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Swink)
  6. Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved in Keen Sword

    U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces wrapped up exercise Keen Sword with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of southern Japan, Nov. 19.

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation at the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  7. 7th Fleet, JMSDF Leaders Discuss Tactics During Keen Sword

    Navy leaders from the U.S. and Japan embarked the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 18 as part of an assessment of exercise Keen Sword.

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Vice Adm. Eiichi Funada, left, shakes hands with Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), during a visit aboard the ship during exercise Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Everett Allen)
  8. Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with USCG

    The guided-missile destroyer recently completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the U.S. Coast Guard in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes.

    A small boat team of Sailors and Coast Guardsmen embarked aboard USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) prepare to board a fishing vessel to conduct an inspection as part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI). (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. VAQ-138 Participates in Max Thunder Exercise in Korea

    The Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 are taking part in the bilateral aerial training exercise Nov. 14-21, from Kunsan Air Base.

    An EA-18G Growler from VAQ-138 taxis the runway of Kunsan Air Base, Nov. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  10. F-35C Completes Initial Sea Trials aboard Aircraft Carrier

    The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completed its first phase of developmental test aboard an aircraft carrier Nov. 14, three days ahead of schedule on USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

    An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter launches from the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Timothy M. Ahearn)