1. U.S., Thailand conduct anti-submarine exercise in Andaman Sea

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy began the 8th iteration of exercise Guardian Sea with a ceremony aboard the frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej, April 7.

    U.S. and Royal Thai Navy leaders stand together during the opening ceremony for Guardian Sea 2019. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  2. Malaysian Armed Forces, Pacific Partnership Seabees restore school water tanks

    The project benefits students and faculty, and the surrounding community as the facility serves as an evacuation center in the event of a natural disaster.

    A Malaysian Army soldier and U.S. Navy Seabees pour concrete during a project at a school in Kuching, Malaysia. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  3. Mariner evacuated by HSC-25 for medical emergency

    The Guam-based squadron provided emergency medical lift for a Chinese mariner in distress aboard a Panamanian-flagged dry bulk cargo vessel, April 5.

    File photo of an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  4. Malaysian Armed Forces hosts Pacific Partnership medical evacuation exercise

    Participants simulated a mass casualty drill to enhance their capacity for emergency care during the training.

    Malaysian and U.S. military members airlift a training mannequin during a Pacific Partnership medical evacuation exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Berksteiner)
  5. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge strengthens alliance in Thailand

    The flagship and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Laem Chabang for a port visit, April 3.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches the pier in Laem Chabang, Thailand, April 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam K. Thomas)
  6. USS Zumwalt arrives in Pearl Harbor for port visit

    The lead ship of the U.S. Navy's newest class of guided-missile destroyers arrived at Joint Base Perl Harbor-Hickam, April 2, for a scheduled port visit.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) as the guided-missile destroyer approaches the pier. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Holly L. Herline)
  7. Pacific Partnership 2019 joins Malaysian community for health engagement

    The event strengthened bonds between medical professionals while helping the local community.

    U.S. Navy Cmdr. Cyndi Sikorski, left, and Malaysian Army Cpl. Norazimah Halidi conduct stimulation exercises with a participant during a community health engagement in Kuching. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  8. USS Decatur returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to San Diego, April 1, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

    Sailors man the rails aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73) while transiting San Diego Bay, April 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  9. 35th Balikatan exercise gets underway in the Philippines

    Philippine, U.S. and Australian service members gathered together for a ceremony to kick off the exercise, April 1.

    Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) man the rails as the amphibious assault ship arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines, March 30, for exercise Balikatan. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  10. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s 26th annual Spring Festival attracts 37,000 visitors

    Guests from all over Japan traveled to the event at the U.S. Navy's largest overseas base, March 30.

    Visitors wait in line for a tour of USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) during the Fleet Activities Yokosuka's Spring Festival, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyler R. Fraser)