1. USS John C. Stennis returns to sea for training

    The aircraft carrier departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 16, for its first underway training period of the year.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound, Jan. 16, after getting underway for training. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Charles D. Gaddis IV)
  2. USS Michael Murphy departs for deployment to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Pearl Harbor, Jan. 15, for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) prepares to refuel at sea with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during pre-deployment training in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kurtis A. Hatcher)
  3. USS America and USS San Diego depart Guam

    The amphibious assault ship and the amphibious transport dock ship both part of the America Amphibious Ready Group along with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, departed Guam Jan. 12.

    The USS America (LHA 6) departs Guam following a scheduled port visit, Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Vance Hand)
  4. Future USS Portland transits the Panama Canal

    The pre-commissioned amphibious transport dock ship recently made its way through the Panama Canal en route to its new San Diego homeport.

    In this file photo, the future USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop, Jan. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  5. USS Wasp arrives in Japan to join forward deployed naval forces

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 14, completing a 28,400-mile journey from Norfolk, Va. that began in late August.

    Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) man the rails as the amphibious assault ship arrives in Sasebo, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  6. USS Chafee returns from Western Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 12, following an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and South America.

    USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin R. Pacheco)
  7. Miller relieves Shoemaker, becomes Navy's 8th Air Boss

    Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony in San Diego, Jan. 11.

    Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III, right, is applauded during a ceremony where he relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker as commander of Naval Air Forces.  (U.S. Navy/Paolo Bayas)
  8. USNS Brunswick visits Malaysia during 7th Fleet operations

    The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) concluded a port visit to Lumut, Malaysia, Jan 12.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta)
  9. USS San Diego arrives in Guam for port visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Naval Base Guam for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 9.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrives at Naval Base Guam, Jan. 9. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Daniel Pastor)
  10. Surface Force commander directing the future of the Surface Fleet

    Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Vice Adm. Tom Rowden is taking a holistic approach to implementing recommendations to ensure safe operations.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) sail in formation in the Western Pacific in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3  Cole Schroeder)