1. Carl Vinson, Navy’s first operational F-35C squadron conduct flight deck certification

    The aircraft carrier's crew completed several certifications during recent operations in the Pacific.

    An F-35C Lightning II from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 demonstrates a flyby above USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael A. Lee)
  2. USS Tripoli arrives at San Diego homeport

    Tripoli, the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, is the second of the America class and was commissioned in July.

    USS Tripoli (LHA 7) transits San Diego Bay, Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  3. New name reflects growing Maritime Expeditionary Security Force mission

    The name of the Coastal Riverine Forces was changed to MESF, the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command has announced.

    A Mark VI patrol boat conducts a security drill with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) off Guam as part of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Samantha Jetzer)
  4. Command of USS Greeneville changes hands after return from deployment

    Cmdr. Robert Lane relieved Cmdr. Brent Spillner following the submarine's return from the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Greeneville (SSN 772) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 11. (U.S. Navy/MCC Amanda Gray)
  5. U.S., allied forces conduct exercise Pacific Vanguard

    The exercise brings together more than 1,500 Sailors from four Indo-Pacific nations to sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea.

    Ships of the Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and U.S. Navy sail in formation, Sept. 11, to kick off exercise Pacific Vanguard. (JMSDF photo)
  6. Navy 9/11 tribute ship USS Somerset remembers Flight 93

    The crew paid respects to the heroes of their namesake with a remembrance ceremony in San Diego, Sept. 11.

    Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jalen Houseworth places a carnation in a vase during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Heath Zeigler)
  7. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces come together for Valiant Shield 2020

    Valiant Shield focuses on integration of training in a blue-water environment.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 ships as U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft, led by a B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber, pass overhead during exercise Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila Peters)
  8. U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea for multinational group sail

    USS Barry (DDG 52) will operate in company with ships from the three nations as they transit to Guam.

    In this file photo, ships from the Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy steam together during post-RIMPAC operations, Sept. 2. (JMSDF photo)
  9. USS Rafael Peralta completes maiden deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to San Diego following a seven-and-a-half-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.

    USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin C. Leitner)
  10. 2020 Stockdale Leadership Award recipients announced

    Cmdr. Bradley D. Geary, from U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Cmdr. William H. Wiley from U.S. Fleet Forces Command are the recipients of this year's award.