1. U.S. Navy Ships Strengthen Ties with Republic of Korea for Foal Eagle Exercises

    Five ships arrived in the Republic of Korea March 4-5 in preparation for upcoming Foal Eagle exercises with the ROK navy.

    In this file photo, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85), top, move into formation with other U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Navy ships during exercise Foal Eagle 2013. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Declan Barnes)
  2. US, Australian, Indonesian Navies Commemorate WWII Battle of Sunda Strait Aboard USS Sampson

    Officials paid their respects to the crews of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D 29) during a wreath laying ceremony March 1 marking the battle's 73rd anniversary.

    Sailors aboard USS Sampson (DDG 102) salute as the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Larrakia (ACPB 84) prepares to lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Christopher Perez)
  3. U.S., Japan Increase Warfighting Capabilities through Fleet Synthetic Training

    The training last week addressed strike force level proficiency, operations, joint interoperability and mission rehearsal for ships, aviation, and submarine simulators.

    Capt. Kurush Morris, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), explains operations to Japan Self-Defense Force officers during a Fleet Synthetic Training - Joint exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  4. USS San Diego Completes Maiden Deployment

    Returning to its namesake city Feb. 25 as part of the Makin Island ARG marked the completion of the amphibious transport dock ship's maiden deployment.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) returns to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Rosalie Chang)
  5. USS Fort Worth Conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

    The littoral combat ship practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the Chinese frigate Hengshui (FFG 572), Feb. 23, enhancing the professional maritime relationship between the two navies.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  6. IDCERTEX Advances Readiness in Pacific

    Five U.S. Navy ships recently concluded a two-week independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii.

    Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Detachment Four of littoral combat ship Crew 102 prepare to board a naval training vessel as part of visit, board, search and seizure event during IDCERTEX.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  7. NMCB 5 Seabees Relieve NMCB 4 in 7th Fleet

    Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 and NMCB 5 held a turnover ceremony at Camp Shields, Okinawa, Feb. 14.

    In this file photo, Builder Constructionman Brittany McGrath from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 leads U.S. and Philippine Seabees and a group of local residents in pulling a suspension cable for a footbridge project in Zambales, Philippines, in 2013. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Fahey)
  8. Makin Island ARG to Return from Deployment

    The nearly 4,500 Sailors and Marines are set to return to San Diego Feb. 25, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    In this file photo, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), center, USS Comstock (LSD 45), right, and USS San Diego (LPD 22) take part in a group sail off Southern California during the deployment workup cycle. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lawrence Davis)
  9. USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Malaysia

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship arrived in Sepanggar, Kota Kinabalu, Feb. 23 for a port visit.

    USS Bonhomme Richard approaches Sepanggar, Malaysia, Feb. 23. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin V. Cunningham)
  10. Green Bay Arrives in Sasebo, Joins Bonhomme Richard ARG

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Sasebo Feb. 19, bringing the Navy’s latest technology to its largest numbered fleet.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches Fleet Activities, Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Scott Barnes)