1. U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Retires After 29 Years of Service

    Shipmates, family and friends gathered to honor and bid aloha to Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, who retired May 10.

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, awards
        Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW) John Minyard the Legion of Merit during
        his retirement ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
        (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda
  2. Nimitz Strike Group Visits Republic of Korea

    The Carrier Strike Group, which includes USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Chosin (CG 65) arrived in Busan, May 11.

    Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives for a port visit in Busan, May 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.)
  3. Navy's Pacific Partnership 2013 Mission to Assist in Oceania

    The eighth iteration of the U.S. Pacific Fleet's annual Pacific Partnership mission will take place in the Oceania region over a four-month period beginning in May. Host nations will include Samoa, Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.

    In this file photo, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Mayfield
        poses with local children at a project site during Pacific
        Partnership 2011 in Papua New Guinea. (Photo By Kristopher
  4. Peleliu ARG to Return from Deployment

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego May 14 following a deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits off the coast after departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 6 following a three-day port visit as the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group returns home to San Diego from deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes)
  5. USS Lassen Visits Vladivostok

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived May 7 for a visit that coincides with Victory Day, the Russian celebration of the end of WWII hositlities in Europe.

    In this file photo, USS Lassen (DDG 82) sita along the pier at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, during a visit in January. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ramon G. Go)
  6. HMAS Sydney Arrives in Japan to Integrate with U.S. Navy

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate arrived in Yokosuka May 6 and will embed with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group for training and operations.

    Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Steven Muller, assigned to USS McCampbell (DDG 85), tosses a line as HMAS Sydney (FFG 3) arrives in Yokosuka, May 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes)
  7. Canadian, U.S. Trident Fury Exercise Begins

    USS Ford (FFG 54) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) joined ships from the Royal Canadian Navy to kick off exercise Trident Fury, May 3.

    USS Spruance (DDG 111) departs Esquimalt, British Columbia, May 3, to take part in exercise Trident Fury. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice William Blees)
  8. USS Chosin Arrives in 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile cruiser arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility May 4, where the crew will conduct exercises and port visits to enhance maritime partnerships and promote peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USS Chosin (CG 65) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on deployment, April 30. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)
  9. Sailors Weather Alaskan Cold to Commission USS Anchorage

    A crowd of more than 4,000 people gathered May 4 at the Port of Anchorage to witness the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious transport dock, USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

    Sailors and Marines man the rails as the ship is brought to life during the commissioning of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage, May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans)
  10. Stennis Returns Home from Eight Month Deployment

    Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to their homeport of Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Wash. May 3 after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

    Airman Jacob James, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), sees his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration May 3 at Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes)