1. USS Stethem Sailor Honored as 'Missile Defender of the Year'

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee was the Navy recepient of the award, which recognizes leadership and personal contribution to missile defense efforts.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 15, 2013) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), accepts the Missile Defender of the Year Award from Vice Adm. William R. Burke. (U. S. Navy photo)
  2. Tortuga First ARG Ship to Depart Sasebo for Spring Patrol

    Part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, the ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 14 for its spring patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs Sasebo Jan. 14 for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  3. USFF, CPF Announce Details of Uniform Working Groups

    The commanders of U.S. Fleet Forces and U.S. Pacific Fleet distributed a message to commanders and commanding officers Jan. 11 that announces the agendas of two uniform working groups.

  4. Nimitz Strike Group SAG Ships to Deploy

    Three San-Diego based destroyers will depart Jan. 14 to join Everett-based USS Shoup for a Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) sail in formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group 11 during an October 2012  composite unit training exercise in the Pacific.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley)
  5. USS Buffalo bids farewell to Guam

    After five-and-a-half years forward deployed to Guam, the submarine departed for her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 11.

    In this file photo, USS Buffalo (SSN 715) arrives at Singapore's Changi Naval Base in July 2012 to participate in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gerardo Jimenez)
  6. USS Benfold to Return from Deployment

    The ship and crew will return to San Diego Jan. 11 from its seven-month independent deployment to the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Benfold (DDG 65) rests at anchor off Koror, Palau while visiting in July 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 2nd Class Emanuel Farell)
  7. USS Thach Departs San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate departed San Diego Jan. 8 for a six-month deployment to the 4th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Thach (FFG 43) returns to Naval Base San Diego following training at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane)
  8. COMSUBPAC Announces 2012 Battle Efficiency Award Winners

    Pacific submarine force Battle "E" winners were announced Jan. 1 in an official message to the force.

    In this file photo, USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrives for a port visit in Jinhae, Republic of Korea, in conjunction with exercise Foal Eagle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis Simmons)
  9. USS Antietam to Depart San Diego for Hull Swap with USS Cowpens

    Antietam will depart San Diego Jan. 3 for Japan to conduct a hull swap with USS Cowpens and become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) operating from Yokosuka.

    In this file photo, USS Antietam (CG 54) arrives in Laem Chabang, Thailand, for a port visit during a previous Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Eboni C. Cameron)
  10. USS Bremerton Arrives in Subic Bay

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) and submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) conducted a coordinated tended mooring to bring the submarine into Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec. 29.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) prepares to moor alongside submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Subic Bay, Philippines, Dec. 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Aldape)