1. Secretary of the Navy visits Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise

    Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz visited participating forces in Seward, Alaska, Sept. 17.

    Sideboys salute as Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer approaches USS Comstock (LSD 45) for a visit as part of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  2. USS Emory S. Land trains with Royal Australian Navy submarine service

    The submarine tender participated in a training event with the Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) during a port visit in Freemantle.

    Sailors aboard HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) prepare to receive services and supplies during a bilateral training event with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Sept. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordyn Diomede)
  3. Harbor Brass strikes chord with Alaska communities during AECE

    A U.S. Pacific Fleet Band quintet travelled to key Alaska locations to engage communities and students as part of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019.

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band "Harbor Brass" quintet performs at Cordova High School, Sept. 13. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Brandon Raile)
  4. Ship deploys SALM in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise

    SS Petersburg (T-AOT-9101) successfully deployed a single-anchor leg mooring (SALM) buoy off Southern California as part of AECE 2019.

    SS Petersburg (T-AOT-9101) sits in a 12-degree list as it successfully deploys a single-anchor leg mooring (SALM) buoy, Sept. 15. (U.S. Navy/Sarah Burford)
  5. Coast Guard and partners rescue 7 people adrift for 6 days in Western Pacific

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 located the vessel Sept. 14 as part of a multi-agency search effort.

    File photo of a P8-A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  6. Unmanned vehicles, anti-mine systems tested in Arctic waters

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One (EODMU) 1 successfully tested the capabilities during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019.

    Sailors from EODMU-1 control the Seabotix Vectored Little Benthic Vehicle (VLBV), an underwater tethered vehicle used to visually identify underwater objects, during testing in Adak, Sept. 2. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Brandon Raile)
  7. Admiral visits Cordova as part of Navy's Arctic expeditionary exercise

    Rear Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Region Northwest, visited Cordova Sept. 13 and 14 while in Alaska for Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise.

    Rear Adm. Scott Gray, learns about local commercial fishing processes from John Renner, a commercial fisherman in Cordova, Alaska. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Brandon Raile)
  8. USS Emory S. Land visits Fremantle during regional deployment

    The submarine tender arrived in Fremantle, Australia, Sept. 11 as part of a deployment to foster positive relations with regional partners.

    Able Seaman Genaro Cuico, a Military Sealift Command civilian mariner assigned to USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), tosses a line to the pier as the ship prepares to moor, Sept. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Destinyy Reed)
  9. 7th Fleet conducts change of command, welcomes new leadership

    Vice Adm. William R. Merz became the 52nd commander of 7th Fleet, the world's largest forward-deployed naval force, after relieving Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, Sept. 12.

    Vice Adm. Bill Merz delivers remarks during the U.S. 7th Fleet change of command ceremony, Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jimmy Ong)
  10. USS Comstock visits Kodiak during Arctic exercise

    The amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Kodiak, Alaska, Sept. 10 for a port visit ahead of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise training.

    USS Comstock (LSD 45) approaches the pier in Kodiak, Alaska, Sept. 10. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Brandon Raile)