1. George Washington CSG Returns to Sea Following Hong Kong Visit

    The ship returned to Pearl Harbor Nov. 14 following a seven-month deployment that included ops in both 5th, 7th Fleet.

    HONG KONG (Nov. 14, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) man the rails as the ship departs Hong Kong following a five-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Devenberg)
  2. USS Ford Nears Home Following 6-Month Deployment

    The ship and crew are scheduled to return to Everett Nov. 17, following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, Sailors aboard the guided missile Frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) man the rails as the ship arrives in Vladivostok, July 2 for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  3. George Washington Sailors Reach Out to Youth in Hong Kong

    USS George Washington Sailors took part in a pair of community service projects Nov. 11 while in Hong Kong.

    HONG KONG (Nov. 11, 2011) Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Vincent Cooper, stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), reads a book to young children at the Society for the Protection of Children’s headquarters building during a community service project in Hong Kong. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob I. Allison)
  4. JMSDF joins in Navy's Koa Kai exercise

    A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer will take part with the U.S. Navy in exercise Koa Kai for the first time.

    In this file photo, ships taking part in a previous Koa Kai exercise, including USS Tucson (SSN 770), USS Lake Erie (CG 70), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Chung-Hoon, USS Russell (DDG 59), USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) sail in waters surrounding the island of Oahu April 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Mark Logico)
  5. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Returns to Hong Kong

    USS Cowpens, USS Mustin, USS Curtis Wilbur, along with USS George Washington, arrived Nov. 9 for a port visit.

    HONG KONG  (Nov. 9, 2011) USS George Washington Sailor, Seaman Morris Ng, a native of Hong Kong, introduces himself to 47 Chinese journalists during a news conference held in the aircraft carrier's hangar bay following the ship's arrival in Hong Kong for a port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alysia R. Hernandez)
  6. Oklahoma City visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific deployment

    The fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka Nov. 9 for a visit as part of its continued operations in the Western Pacific.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 9, 2011) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Lara Bollinger)
  7. Makin Island ARG to Make Maiden Deployment

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is scheduled to depart San Diego Monday for deployment.

    In this file photo, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit together in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 11 while conductin deployment preparations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  8. USS Frank Cable Hosts Korean Sailors

    Sailors from the Republic of Korea submarine ROKS Park Wi (SS 065) visited the submarine tender Nov. 7 in Guam.

    POLARIS POINT, Guam (Nov. 7, 2011) Navy Diver 2nd Class John Miranda, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), shows the ship's recompression chamber to sailors from the Republic of Korea navy submarine ROKS Park Wi (SS 065). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr)
  9. CTF 76, JMSDF Coordinate Amphibious Operations

    Staff from the JMSDF's Escort Flotilla Division 11 and Navy's CTF 76 are working together during Annual Exercise 2011.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 2, 2011) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) pulls alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force oiler JS Hamana (AOE 424) for a replenishment at sea during Annual Exercise 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign David Copeland)
  10. JMSDF, U.S. Navy Leaders Observe Annual Exercise

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and 7th Fleet commanders visit USS George Washington during ANNUALEX.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2011) Rear Adm. John Haley, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Task Force 70, right, discusses Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2011 with Vice Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, commander in chief, Self-Defense Fleet, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), on the Flag bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)