1. USS George Washington Wins Consecutive Battle 'E'

    The Battle Efficiency Award is presented annually to ships that display the highest conditions of preparedness and capabilities for wartime readiness.

    In this file photo, USS George Washington (CVN 73) operates in the Philippine Sea in October while on patrol in U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn)
  2. USS Fort Worth Crew 104, Air, Surface Dets to Return Home

    LCS Crew 104, Det. 1 from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, and Surface Warfare (SUW) Mission Package Det. 3 return home to San Diego Feb. 18.

    In this file photo, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Tyler Horn prepares an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat to enter the waterborne mission zone of USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during operations in the Java Sea in January. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  3. USS Fort Worth Wraps Up First of Three Crew Swaps in 7th Fleet

    LCS Crew 104 completed the first quarter of USS Fort Worth's (LCS 3) maiden 16-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific following a crew swap with LCS Crew 103, Feb. 17.

    Capt. Fred Kacher, Destroyer Squadron 7 commodore, speaks with LCS Crew 103 and LCS Crew 104 during a change of command ceremony aboard Fort Worth (LCS 3), Feb. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Conor Minto)
  4. USS Lassen Enhances Cooperation with JMSDF

    The guided-missile destroyer conducted bilateral operations with two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers Feb. 11 and 13 in the East China Sea.

    USS Lassen (DDG 82), right, conducts surfarce warfare operations with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's JS Kurama (DDH 144). (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Lauren Chatmas)
  5. USS Paul Hamilton to Depart on Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to depart Pearl Harbor Feb. 14 on an independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) returns home from a previous deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Diana Quinlan)
  6. PACFLT Hosts Senior Leaders Course, Strengthens International Bonds

    Senior military leaders from 14 nations gathered at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters in Hawaii for the Naval War College Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Officer Course Feb. 5-11.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, briefs attendees of the Naval War College's Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Officer Course, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  7. USS Green Bay Enters U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Operations

    The amphibious transport dock ship, en route to Sasebo, Japan, arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Feb. 10.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits the Pacific, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Edward Guttierrez III)
  8. USS San Francisco Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to its homeport of Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 9 following an extended seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS San Francisco (SSN 711) transits San Diego Harbor while returning to Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle Carlstrom)
  9. USS Lassen Maintains Presence in the Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) departed its forward deployed location of Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 3 for a routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) observe Mt. Fuji as the ship departs Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Lauren Chatmas)
  10. CNO Reenlists Hawaii-based Sailors, Talks Pacific Rebalance

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert held an all hands call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 6 for service members, civilians and their families stationed on Oahu.

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert reenlists 17 Sailors in front of their families, other service members and civilians prior to an all hands call on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brennan D. Knaresboro)