1. Japan, Marines commemorate Battle of Iwo Jima

    A ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima takes place March 14.

    IWO TO (March 12, 2012) Sailors assigned to USS Germantown (LSD 42) receive an honorable discharge before reenlisting atop Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo To, formally known as Iwo Jima. Germantown is in the area to participate in the 2012 Reunion of Honor, a ceremony to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  2. Peleliu Hosts Former President, Former Secretary of the Navy

    Former President Jimmy Carter, and John Dalton, visited USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in San Diego, March 10.

    SAN DIEGO (March 10, 2012) Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter receive an ovation during a lunch hosted aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Palovich)
  3. Connecticut Visits Yokosuka During Western Pacific Deployment

    The Seawolf-class fast attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 9 for a visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 9, 2012) The Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger)
  4. George Washington Sailors Receive Advancement, Career Advice

    USS George Washington Sailors took part in a three-day career seminar aboard the aircraft carrier.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 07, 2012) Capt. John Jones, the Navy’s leading community manager for the Chief Warrant Officer/Limited Duty Officer program at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, reviews a Sailor’s commissioning package during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel)
  5. Essex ARG Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Amphibious ready group ships embarked 2,000+ Marines and departed Okinawa March 4 for training.

    WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa (March 3, 2012) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 is guided to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) by Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Miller as Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christian Riddle stands ready to cast a heaving line to begin stern gate marriage operations to unload U.S. Marine 7-ton trucks as LCU 1627 passes behind. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Crosby)
  6. Germantown Returns to Sasebo Following Exercise Cobra Gold

    The amphibious dock landing ship returned to Japan March 5 after taking part in exercise Cobra Gold.

    OKINAWA, Japan (March 2, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Ulyses Morero directs a vehicle onto Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1627 in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit began after participating in Cobra Gold 2012, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored joint and multinational exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  7. USS Patriot Arrives in Sakaiminato, Japan

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived March 5 for a goodwill port visit, tha Navy's first since 2006.

    SAKAIMINATO, Japan (March 5, 2012) Mineman Seaman Bryan Surber, assigned to USS Patriot (MCM 7), mine neutralization vehicle operations to local media during a ship tour following the ship's arrival for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  8. Stennis Returns Home from Deployment

    The aircraft carrier returned to Naval Base Kitsap March 2 following a 7-month deployment.

    BREMERTON, Wash. (March 2, 2012) Sailors man the rails aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton after completing a seven-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Cotter)
  9. Indonesian Navy Tall Ship to visit Pearl Harbor

    KRI Dewaruci arrives Feb. 29 for a brief port visit while transiting to the U.S. mainland from Surabaya.

    In the file photo, Indonesian naval training ship KRI Dewaruci passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side to Naval Station Pearl Harbor in September 2007. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael A. Lantron)
  10. USS Defender trains with JMSDF, French Navy

    USS Defender joined JS Amigiri and FNS Vendemiaire for a passing exercise Feb. 27, off the coast of Kyushu, Japan.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2012) JS Amagiri (DD 154), FNS Vendemiaire (F 734), and USS Defender (MCM 2) maneuver  in formation during a passing exercise off the coast of Kyushu, Japan. Training during the event included basic communications and navigation drills that helped participants to develop relationships and improve their tactical capabilities. (Photo courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)