1. USS Zumwalt arrives in British Columbia for port visit

    The namesake of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, March 11.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) approaches Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, March 11. (Royal Canadian Navy photo)
  2. Pacific Partnership mission kicks off in Philippines

    Dignitaries and mission personnel attended an opening ceremony, March 11, as Pacific Partnership returned to Tacloban for the second time.

    Command Master Chief Ryan Resurreccion serves as master of ceremonies during the Pacific Partnership 2019 opening ceremony in Tacloban. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  3. Pacific Partnership 2019 opens in Marshall Islands

    The annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), March 11.

    A Marshallese representative places a lei on Royal Navy Capt. Paddy Allen, director of mission, following the Pacific Partnership opening ceremony aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Tyrell K. Morris)
  4. USS Oklahoma City conducts mobile logistics demonstration with T-AKE

    Mooring alongside USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) was a first between a U.S. submarine and a dry cargo class ship.

    USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723), a Los Angeles-class submarine, prepares to moor next to USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) in Apra Harbor, March 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordyn Diomede)
  5. USS Zumwalt underway for first operational period at sea

    The first in class guided-missile destroyer departed San Diego, March 8, for its first operational underway, marking a milesone for the Navy.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs San Diego, March 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Natalie M. Byers)
  6. USS Michael Monsoor welcomes new commanding officer

    Capt. James Edwards relieved Capt. Scott Smith as the recently-commissioned Zumwalt-class destroyer's second commanding officer, March 4.

    In this file photo, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) cruises under the Coronado Bridge as it arrives at its San Diego homeport for the first time, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jacob I. Allison)
  7. First-rate food service Ney Award winners announced

    Several Pacific-based commands topped the list of recently-announced 2019 Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service.

    In this file photo, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Ashley Bailey cuts green bell peppers in the galley aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) in January 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jose Jean)
  8. Rewarding a culture of excellence, ships' crews can now earn certification early

    The Surface Force Training and Readiness Manual now allows early certification when demonstrating full proficiency.

    USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) approaches USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) for a replenishment-at sea during training in the Pacific in January. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle Carlstrom)
  9. 14th Pacific Partnership mission to enhance disaster response cooperation, ties

    Pacific Partnership is the Indo-Pacific's largest annual, multilateral disaster response preparedness mission.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) departs Naval Base Guam, March 4, passing USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) and marking the start of Pacific Partnership 2019. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  10. HSC-25 aids cruise ship passenger in Pacific

    Sailors from Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 provided emergency assistance to a cruise passenger in distress, March 4.

    Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ty Nichols is lowered to the deck of the MV Arcadia to provide emergency assistance to a cruise passenger in distress during a medical evacuation, March 4. (U.S. Navy)

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