1. USS Avenger Visits Malaysia

    Mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Lumut, Malaysia, for a port visit, May 16.

    LUMUT, Malaysia (May 16, 2011) Sailors aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) stand at parade rest as the ship passes alongside the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Laksamana Tan Pusmah (F137). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  2. USS Guardian Continues Community Service in Indonesia

    The crew participated in several community service projects May 12 during a port visit to Surabaya.

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 12, 2011) USS Guardian (MCM 5) Sailors pose for a photo with a group of students from Sma Ipem High School in Surabaya, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Justin Van Es)
  3. President of the Philippines visits USS Carl Vinson

    President Aquino embarked the aircraft carrier May 14 as it was transiting to Manila.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 14, 2011) Republic of the Philippines President Benigno Aquino III poses for a photo with Sailors inside the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza)
  4. Carrier Strike Group 1 Arrives in Manila Bay, Philippines

    The four ships of CSG 1 arrived May 15 for a scheduled port visit.

    MANILA (May 15, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and ships from the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group anchor in Manila Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
  5. Lincoln Strike Group Changes Command

    Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, May 13.

  6. USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Osaka

    The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge arrived at Osaka, Japan, May 13 for a port visit.

    OSAKA, Japan (May 13, 2011) Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), speaks with the harbor pilot after pulling into Osaka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James Norman)
  7. USS Alabama Returns to Bangor

    Boat's Blue Crew returned to its homeport after a 45-day strategic deterrent patrol, May 10.

    In this file photo, Ohio-class ballistic submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) returns to Naval Base Kitsap from a deterrent patrol Sept. 29, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Ray Narimatsu)
  8. USS Guardian Builds Partnerships in Indonesia

    Guardian arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia May 10, to continue a partnership mission with the nation's navy.

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (May 9, 2011) Quartermaster Seaman Clay Saa makes plot markings on a chart on board USS Guardian (MCM 5) with Lt.j.g. Tato Taufiq of the Indonesian navy. Taufiq was one of two Indonesian ship riders who transited with Guardian from Bali to Surabaya. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. Expanded Training Highlights 17th U.S., Thai CARAT Exercise

    Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training kicked off May 11.

    SATTAHIP, Thailand  (May 11, 2011) U.S. Navy Sailors participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2011 stand at attention, alongside their Royal Thai Navy counterparts during the opening ceremonies of the exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Lopez, Jr.)
  10. George Washington Sailors ship donated blankets to disaster victims

    USS George Washington teamed with members of the Free Masons of Japan to ship donated blankets to Sendai May 10.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 10, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) place more than a dozen boxes of donated blankets onto a flatbed truck outside one of the ship's warehouses. The blankets, donated by George Washington Sailors and their families, were to be delivered to the areas of Japan hit hardest by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the island nation March 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas)