1. USS Mustin returns to San Diego after 15 years of service in Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer is set to conduct a planned depot modernization period in San Diego.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits San Diego Bay, July 22. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Julio Rivera)
  2. U.S. Navy, JMSDF strengthen ties with Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA

    The exercise is part of an annual series designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations.

    Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) deploy a mine neutralization vehicle during MIWEX 2JA, July 19. (U.S. Navy)
  3. U.S., Indian navies hold ceremony to commemorate India’s first MH-60R

    Two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were inducted into the Indian Navy during a recent ceremony in San Diego.

    Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell presents the Material Inspection and Receiving Report for the Indian Navy's first MH-60R to Vice Adm. Ravneet Singh. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sara Eshleman)
  4. Readout: Meeting with UK Armed Forces leaders

    Adm. Samuel Paparo met with senior UK Armed Forces officials, July 16, during their visit to Hawaii.

    Adm. Samuel Paparo, left, UK Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, UK First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Tony Radakin, center right, UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, guests and staff observe a moment of silence before dropping flower petals to honor the fallen Sailors and Marines of USS Arizona (BB-39) aboard the USS Arizona Memorial, July 16. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Robert Zahn)
  5. Expeditionary Strike Group 7 arrives for exercise Talisman Sabre

    U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed ESG, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived off the coast of Australia, July 16.

    In this file photo, USS America (LHA 6), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Germantown (LSD 42) sail in formation during operations in the Philippine Sea in June. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jomark A. Almazan)
  6. U.S. Pacific Fleet sea, shore Sailors of the Year announced

    Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Michael W. Bukowski and Navy Counselor 1st Class Brittany F. Flowers are the 2020 Pacific Fleet Sailors of the Year.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Shore Sailor of the Year Navy Counselor 1st Class Brittany F. Flowers and Sea Sailor of the Year Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Michael W. Bukowski pose for a photograph with Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of Pacific Fleet, and Pacific Fleet Master Chief Master Chief James R. Tocorzic. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Robert Zahn)
  7. Readout: Pacific Fleet commander's commander's travel to the Philippines

    Adm. Samuel Paparo met with representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, July 9.

  8. 7th Fleet conducts freedom of navigation operation

    USS Benfold (DDG 65) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65) sails through the South China Sea while conducting routine underway operations, July 12. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Deanna C. Gonzales)
  9. Readout: Pacific Fleet commander's travel to Singapore

    Adm. Samuel Paparo met with representatives from the Singapore Ministry of Defence, July 7-8.

    Adm. Samuel Paparo reviews an honor guard at the Singapore Ministry of Defence, July 8. (Singapore MINDEF courtesy photo)
  10. U.S., allied forces conduct exercise Pacific Vanguard 2021

    Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the U.S. trained off Australia's coast.

    HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41), ROKS Wang Geon (DDH 978), USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) and JS Makinami (DD 112) sail together, July 8. (RAN/LSIS Daniel Goodman)