1. USS Cincinnati arrives at San Diego homeport for first time

    The Independence-variant littoral combat ship, commissioned last month, is the 12th LCS to be homeported in San Diego.

    USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) transits San Diego Bay, Nov. 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Millar)
  2. HSC-25 conducts medical evacuation of Chinese citizen at sea

    A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 aircrew transported a mariner from a Chinese-flagged cargo ship to Guam for for life-saving medical services.

    A Chinese national in medical distress is hoisted  from the Chinese-flagged vessel Jin Boto to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, Nov. 20. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Erik Kumetz)
  3. U.S., allied forces conduct exercise Pacific Vanguard

    Maritime forces from Australia, Canada, South Korea, and the U.S. are meeting in waters off the coast of Guam to conduct cooperative maritime training.

    In this file photo, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154) sail together during exercise Talisman Sabre in July. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Timothy M. Black)
  4. Chief of Naval Operations presents Stockdale Leadership Award

    Cmdr. Carl Trask, representing Pacific Fleet, and Cmdr. Patrick O’Loughlin of U.S. Fleet Forces Command are the recipients of the 2019 award.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday delivers remarks during the 39th Annual Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award ceremony as Cmdr. Carl Trask, left, and Cmdr. Patrick O’Loughlin look on. (U.S. Navy/MCC Nick Brown)
  5. USS Lake Erie returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

    While deployed the crew monitored shipping vessels in support of the multinational effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

    USS Lake Erie (CG 70) transits San Diego Bay, Nov. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  6. JMSDF, Australian, U.S. navies flex mine warfare capabilities

    Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA is part of an annual JMSDF-U.S. Navy series, joined again by the Royal Australian Navy.

    In this file photo, Mineman 1st Class Zachary Abel deploys a AN/SLQ-48 mine neutralization vehicle (MNV) from USS Pioneer (MCM 9) during Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  7. Submarine rescue exercise Pacific Reach wraps up in Australia

    The 10th triennial exercise demonstrated regional submarine abandonment and escape rescue capabilities.

    The U.S. Navy Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) returns from a dive aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy submarine rescue ship MV Mega Bakti during exercise Pacific Reach. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Thomas Gooley)
  8. USS Montgomery operates with Royal Australian Navy in South China Sea

    Transiting together for a week gave Sailors an opportunity to conduct communication drills, division tactics, flight operations and a personnel exchange.

    In this file photo, USS Montgomery (LCS 8) operates in the Gulf of Thailand in September during a ASEAN-U.S. maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Alexandra Seeley)
  9. U.S., India launch first Tiger TRIUMPH exercise

    Indian and U.S. armed forces kicked off the inaugural tri-service exercise with the arrival of USS Germantown (LSD 42) in Visakhapatnam.

    Sailors aboard USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship arrives in Visakhapatnam. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Toni Burton)
  10. NMCB-5 Seabees build evacuation center in Marshall Islands

    The facility will provide storage of disaster relief materials and serve as a gathering and distribution point when needed.

    A young Marshall Islander watches as a forklift offloads supplies Seabees are using during a project in Kwajalein Atoll. (U.S. Navy/CE3 Christian Carnate)