1. USS Emory S. Land visits Darwin during regional operations

    The Guam-based submarine tender arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 27.

    In this file photo, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) departs Naval Base Guam earlier this month. (U.S. Navy)
  2. Los Angeles Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

    More than 1,200 Sailors and Marines are visiting the area for a weeklong tribute to the sea services during the fourth annual L.A. Fleet Week through Sept. 2.

    The crew of USS Comstock (LSD 45) mans the rails as the dock landing ship arrives in Los Angeles, Aug. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  3. USS Chief hospital corpsman selected IDC of the Year

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro was selected by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the 2018 Surface Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro is awarded Independent Duty Corpsman of the Year for 2018 by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). (U.S. Navy/Force Master Chief Hosea Smith)
  4. Chief Petty Officer Legacy Academy graduates 39 on Battleship Missouri Memorial

    The 20th iteration of the leadership and heritage academy for future chief petty officers concluded Aug. 23.

    First class petty officers selected to become chief petty officers march in formation on the pier in front of Battleship Missouri Memorial during the Chief Petty Officer Legacy Academy, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy/MCC Alexander Gamble)
  5. USS Nevada awarded Omaha Trophy for mission excellence

    The annual award recognizes the premiere ballistic missile submarine and four other units supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission.

    Vice Adm. Dave Kriete, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), presents the Omaha Trophy to Master Chief Fire Control Technician Jeffrey Barnes, chief of the boat assigned to the Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Emilia Hilliard)
  6. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, JMSDF sail together in Western Pacific

    Strike group ships and destroyer JS Myoko (DDG 175) conducted drills and professional exchanges while sailing together, Aug. 13-23.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sails alongside JS Myoko (DDG 175) in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 15. (U.S. Navy/Kaila V. Peters)
  7. Pacific Fleet Band concert honors WWII Sailors, wows Pearl Harbor crowd

    The concert at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial payed homage to what Navy bands on ships at Pearl Harbor played.

    Ensign David Harbuziuk directs the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band during a history and heritage concert, Aug. 22. (National Park Service/Daniel Martinez)
  8. USS Michael Murphy returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 19, following a successful deployment to the 3rd and 4th Fleet areas of operation.

    Command Master Chief Jose Romero greets his family during the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) homecoming ceremony, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Devin M. Langer)
  9. Indo-Pacific maritime forces kick off 18th SEACAT exercise

    The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from 10 partner nations began the latest iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training in Singapore, Aug. 19.

    In this file photo, Royal Malaysian Police Force officers clear the main deck of a vessel during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) practical training scenario as part of exercise SEACAT 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  10. U.S., allied forces begin EOD exercise Hydracrab in Guam

    Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S. kicked off the inaugural explosive ordnance disposal exercise, Aug. 19.

    Royal Australian Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians prepare to fast-rope down from a tower during training as part of exercise Hydracrab, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Billy Ho)