1. Ramirez Selected as U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief

    Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez was selected as the 16th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, March 22.

    Official U.S. Navy file photo of Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Cecil D. Haney, and Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard, center, during a visit to the Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care Facility. Haney announced March 22 that Command Master Chief Marco Ramirez was selected to replace Minyard, who is retiring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clay M. Whaley)
  2. Rentz, Jefferson City Deployments Cancelled; Thach to Return Home Early

    U.S. Pacific Fleet formally notified several Navy commands that the Secretary of Defense approved cancellations of their upcoming deployments.

    In this file photo, USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) returns to San Diego following a previous eployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Warner)
  3. DESRON 15, ROK Navy Conclude Foal Eagle Exercise

    U.S. forward-deployed naval ships from Destroyer Squadron 15 and the Republic of Korea navy concluded their participation in exercise Foal Eagle, March 21.

    U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships sail in formation March 21 at the conclusion of their part in exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes)
  4. Three U.S. Navy Ships Arrive in the Philippines

    Submarine USS Ohio, destroyer USS Decatur, and submarine tender USS Frank Cable arrive in Subic, Manila, and Cebu, March 22, for routine port visits.

    USS Decatur (DDG 73), one of three U.S. Navy ships visiting the Philippines beginning March 22, is seen in this file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey.
  5. Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU Complete CERTEX

    The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) arrived in White Beach, Okinawa, March 21, after completing a 10-day certification exercise (CERTEX) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the East China Sea.

    Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Barry Swanson recovers a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), March 14 in the East China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerome D. Johnson)
  6. Cheyenne Visits Korea Following Foal Eagle Exercise

    USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrived in Busan March 20 following its participation in exercise Foal Eagle.

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Sailors wave U.S. and ROK flags to welcome USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) to Busan, March 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua B. Bruns)
  7. "Sea Knights" Depart Bonhomme Richard One Last Time

    Ten CH-46E Sea Knight medium-lift tandem rotor transport helicopters, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262, departed the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for the final time, March 20.

    Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 flies in formation over USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the squadron's debarkation, March 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)
  8. Freedom Arrives in U.S. 7th Fleet

    The Navy's first littoral combat ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) March 20, marking a key milestone in USS Freedom's eight-month deployment to Southeast Asia.

    In this file photo, an MH-60R Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 flies in front of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), Feb. 22 in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans)
  9. Ronald Reagan Wraps Up Availability, Heads Back To San Diego

    The carrier departed Bremerton March 18 after completing a docking planned incremental availability that lasted more than a year.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to man the rails March 18 as the ship departs Naval Base Kitsap for homeport in San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott A. McCall)
  10. Yokose LCAC Facility Opens Near Sasebo

    U.S. Navy flag officers joined Japanese senior-level officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Yokose Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) laydown Facility, March 15.

    Japanese guests tour the new Yokose Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Facility after a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the facility in Saikai City, March 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/)