1. EOD, mine warfare exercise Dugong kicks off in Australia

    The exercise brings teams from five countries together to practice contemporary mine warfare and dive salvage techniques and procedures.

    In this file photo, a Royal Australian Navy diver prepares for underwater salvage operations with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 during a previous Dugong exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
  2. JMSDF, U.S. Navy conduct bilateral 'Annual Exercise' 2019

    The exercise provides the opportunity to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and enhance interoperability.

    USS Milius (DDG 69), left, sails in formation with ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy in the Philippine Sea during Annual Exercise, Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Taylor DiMartino)
  3. Pacific Reach exercise hones regional submarine rescue skills

    The multilateral exercise, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Submarine Conference, aims to to build regional trust and confidence in operating rescue systems.

    The Republic Of Korea Navy submarine ROKS Lee Sunsin (SSK 068) sails in company with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda (AS 405) and Royal Australian Navy rescue gear ship MV Stoker for the opening of the sea phase of exercise Pacific Reach 2019, Nov. 8. (Royal Australian Navy/POIS James Whittle)
  4. Fleet Week San Diego kicks off with ship arrivals

    Ongoing through Nov. 12, Fleet Week is an opportunity for the local community to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience the U.S. sea services.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) approaches Broadway Pier in San Diego, Nov. 5. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Victoria Decker)
  5. Midway, Petrel and the Pacific Graveyard

    A confluence of Hollywood magic and deep-sea science are rekindling global appreciation for the U.S. Navy’s rich heritage of determination, courageousness and sacrifice.

    Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan, Inc., center, discusses some of the distinguishing characteristics of a recent discovery during a professional exchange and visit to R/V Petrel by U.S. Pacific Fleet staff members in August. (U.S. Navy/Dave Werner)
  6. USNS Richard E. Byrd replenishes Indian Navy ship

    The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship conducted a replenishment-at-sea with INS Kiltan (P 30) in the South China Sea, Nov. 1.

    The Indian Navy corvette INS Kiltan (P 30) steams alongside USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the South China Sea, Nov. 1. (U.S. Navy/Steven Santos)
  7. U.S., Bangladesh navies kick off Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2019

    CARAT exercises are designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships.

    Rear Adm. Joey Tynch speaks with senior delegates of the Special Warfare Diving and Salvage community following the opening of exercise CARAT, Nov. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  8. USS Chancellorsville celebrates 30th anniversary of commissioning

    The forward-deployed guided-missile cruiser celebrated her 30th year of service, Nov. 4, at sea in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors stand in formation on the flight deck of USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) in celebration of the ship's 30th birthday. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jeremy Graham)
  9. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, JMSDF Escort Division 12 train together

    The two forces conducted a variety of drills Oct. 24 - Nov. 2, demonstrating their partnership and combined sea power.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) sail in formation, Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Codie L. Soule)
  10. Pacific Fleet commander visits India to expand partnerships

    Adm. John C. Aquilino visited to strengthen the maritime partnership and emphasize the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, receives a briefing from Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM, the commandant of India's National Defence College, Oct. 29. (U.S. Navy photo)