1. Military Sealift Command, Seabees support Operation Deep Freeze

    Three MSC chartered ships have been delivering fuel and supplies to Antarctica with the support of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1.

    MV Ocean Giant conducts cargo offloads, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy)
  2. U.S. Navy strengthens bonds at Singapore Airshow

    A variety of U.S. Navy aircraft and aircrews are participating in the biennial aerospace event, strengthening relationships and highlighting naval aviation capabilities.

    A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 sits on display at Changi Air Base in Singapore, Feb. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Louis Rojas)
  3. USS Maine successfully tests Trident II D5LE missile

    The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II missile from USS Maine (SSBN 741) off the coast of San Diego, Feb. 12.

    An unarmed Trident II (D5LE) missile launches from USS Maine (SSBN 741), Feb. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Thomas Gooley)
  4. Alarcon takes command of submarine tender USS Frank Cable

    Capt. Al Alarcon relieved Capt. Jeff Bierley as commanding officer during a ceremony aboard the ship in Guam, Feb. 7.

    Capt. Al Alarcon salutes sideboys as he arrives for the USS Frank Cable (AS 40) change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Heather Wamsley)
  5. U.S. Navy, JMSDF sign logistics interoperability framework

    The framework establishes a bilateral, strategic approach to integrated logistics in support of shared U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force areas of concern.

    Vice Adm. Rick Williamson and JMSDF Rear Adm. Masatomi Dairiki, sign an agreement to improve interoperability for maritime logistics, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ford Williams)
  6. USS Rafael Peralta, Russell visit Sasebo, Japan

    The ships are part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, deployed to the region to conduct maritime security operations and enhance partnerships.

    USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Sasebo following USS Russell (DDG 59), Feb. 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jason Isaacs)
  7. CNO hosts Chief of Royal Australian Navy for counterpart visit

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday hosted Chief of Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. Michael Noonan for a formal visit, Feb. 6-7.

    Chief of Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. Michael Noonan salutes during a full honors ceremony at the Washington Naval Yard, Feb. 7, hosted by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday, right. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  8. USS Bunker Hill visits Saipan on Indo-Pacific deployment

    During the visit the crew will have an opportunity to experience the local culture and learn about the historical significance of the island.

    USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) approaches Saipan, Feb. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nicholas Huynh)
  9. USS Theodore Roosevelt, Pinckney arrive in Guam for port visit

    The ships arrived at Naval Base Guam, Feb. 7, for the first port visit of their deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) approaches a pier at Naval Base Guam, Feb. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deleon Guerrero)
  10. USS Blue Ridge arrives in South Korea for port visit

    The visit by the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship gives the crew and staff an opportunity to participate in cross cultural events and leadership discussions.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches the pier in Busan, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy)