1. USS Pearl Harbor Underway for First Pacific Partnership Mission Port

    Following a port visit at Pearl Harbor, the amphibious dock landing ship departed its namesake May 25 for Samoa, the first mission port of Pacific Partnership 2013.

    A World Vets volunteer mans the rails aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  2. Cheyenne visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The Pearl Harbor-based Los Angeles-class submarine arrived in Yokosuka May 24 for a port visit.

    USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) sits moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka May 24 after arriving for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  3. USS Tortuga Arrives in Indonesia for CARAT Exercise

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Jakarta May 21 to take part in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013.

    Lt. j.g. Kelly McWhorter, left, converses with Indonesian naval electrical officer Lt. Jaka Winanto aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as the ship arrives in Jakarta, May 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  4. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ships Visit Pearl Harbor

    Three JMSDF ships departed Pearl Harbor May 20 following a five-day port. All three JMSDF ships are en route to San Diego to participate in multilateral exercise Dawn Blitz.

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)
  5. USS Freedom Makes Debut in Singapore

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) made its debut in Singapore May 14-19, participating in an international trade show and a maritime exercise with regional navies, and also hosting thousands of visitors.

    Maj. Ng Bon of the Republic of Singapore Navy monitors a simulated small boat threat in the Singapore Strait from the bridge of USS Freedom (LCS 1) during the RSN's Western Pacific Multilateral Sea Exercise (WMSX), May 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson)
  6. USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Shimoda for Black Ship Festival

    The guided-missile destroyer anchored in Shimoda, Japan, May 16 to participate in the city's 74th annual Black Ship Festival.

    In this file photo, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) operates in the Pacific Ocean. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)
  7. Certification Prepares George Washington Crew for Return to Sea

    The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier conducted crew certification May 13-17 in preparation for its upcoming 2013 patrol.

    Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise the emergency aircraft barricade during crew certification drills on the flight deck, May 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)
  8. USS Pearl Harbor Sets Sail for Pacific Partnership

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed its homeport of Naval Station San Diego, May 14, as the command platform for Pacific Partnership 2013.

    Seaman Mitchell Gebauer moves supplies for Pacific Partnership 2013 aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) May 7 in preparation for the ship's deployment in support of the mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  9. Peleliu ARG Completes Deployment

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group returned to Naval Base San Diego May 14 following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.

    In this file photo, the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47), transit the Pacific Ocean in April. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Duran)
  10. CNO Visits USS Freedom

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert held an all-hands call in Singapore with Sailors stationed aboard littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), May 14.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert shakes hands with Boatswains Mate 1st Class Joyce Flynn during an all-hands call aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore, May 14. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson)