1. San Diego squadron receives first CMV-22B Osprey

    The Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use, assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, has arrived at Naval Air Station North.

    The first CMV-22B Osprey assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 lands at Naval Air Station North Island, June 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chelsea D. Meiller)
  2. Theodore Roosevelt, Nimitz carrier strike groups operate together in 7th Fleet

    The two strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea, June 21.

    Sailors USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conduct preflight checks during operations in the Pacific, June 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Greg Hall)
  3. Navy littoral combat ship USS Kansas City joins the fleet

    The Navy commissioned Kansas City administratively via naval message due to the pandemic and transitioned the ship to normal operations.

    Cmdr. William Dvorak, the executive officer of USS Kansas City (LCS 22), salutes commanding officer Cmdr. R.J. Zamberlan during a reading of his orders as part of the ship's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Corona)
  4. USS Theodore Roosevelt aviators eject safely at sea

    Two aviators ejected from an F/A-18F Super Hornet and are in good condition aboard the aircraft carrier after being quickly recovered by helicopter.

    In this file photo, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operates in the Philippine Sea, June 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Robyn B. Melvin)
  5. Blue Ridge conducts submarine familiarization with USS Asheville

    The training in the Philippine Sea gave the crew of the 7th Fleet flagship the chance to observe and operate with a submarine.

    USS Asheville (SSN 758) transits alongside USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the Philippine Sea, June 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam K. Thoma)
  6. USS John S. McCain certified for return to operations

    The crew of the guided-missile destroyer recently completed basic phase certification, returning the ship to operational status.

    In this file photo, USS John S. McCain departs Yokosuka in October to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Torrey W. Lee)
  7. Coastal Riverine Group 1 holds change of command

    Capt. Allen Adkins relieved Capt. Michael Ray as commodore during a ceremony at the CGR 1 headquarters in Imperial Beach, California.

    Capt. Allen Adkins walks through ceremonial side boys during the CRG 1 change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/BMC Nelson Doromal)
  8. Command of USS Makin Island changes hands

    Capt. Tom Ulmer relieved Capt. Chris “Woody” Westphal as commanding officer of the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) operates in the eastern Pacific in April. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jacob D. Bergh)
  9. USS Fitzgerald en route to San Diego homeport

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Pascagoula, Mississippi, after more than two years of restoration and modernization.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) prepares to depart Pascagoula, June 13. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries)
  10. USS Milius named Navy's top Pacific Fleet sub hunter

    The Bloodhound Award is presented to one ship in both the Atlantic and Pacific for exceptional performance in anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

    Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Justin Spahn stands watch as an acoustic sensor operator aboard USS Milius (DDG 69) during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in November. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Taylor DiMartino)