1. USS La Jolla Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 15, after completing a six-month deployment.

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – (July 15, 2011) – Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Friday, July 15 after completing a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge /Released)
  2. USS Avenger, USS Guardian Return to Japan

    Wrapping up a Mine Warfare Maritime Partnership initiative that took the pair to 10 countries since February.

    In this file photoe, Mineman 2nd Class Dana Baynard explains daily bridge operations aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) to a tour group of Royal Malaysian Navy officers during a visit to Lumut Malaysia, May 18, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone/)
  3. U.S. 7th Fleet Kicks Off Vietnam Naval Exchange Activity 2011

    The U.S. Navy began naval exchange activities with the Vietnam People’s Navy on July 15 in Da Nang in conjunction with the 16th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    In this file photoe, Cmdr. Jeffrey Kim, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), greets a senior officer of the Vietnam People’s Navy following the ship’s arrival to Da Nang Aug. 10, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brock A. Taylor)
  4. Navy Staffs Support Exercise Talisman Sabre Around the Clock

    Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF 76) and Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) began the first phase of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011(TS11) this week by standing 24-hour command-and-control watches aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).

  5. USS George Washington, USS Cowpens Aid Vessel in Distress

    An Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel in distress receives aid, support from the ships July 8 in the Indian Ocean.

    INDIAN OCEAN (July 8, 2011) A stranded fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean, discovered by helicopters from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN73), awaits rescue. George Washington sent Sailors in rigid hulled inflatable boats and helicopters to assist the civilians who were then taken to USS Cowpens (CG 63). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman)
  6. Patrol Squadron 40 makes corrosion control top priority

    Patrol Squadron 40 aircrewmen are combining teamwork and the latest technology to overhaul corrosion on the squadron's aircraft.

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 14, 2011)—Aviation Ordinanceman 3rd Class Amour Nixon helps push an AGM-65 "Maverick" training missile into place underneath a P-3C Orion assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)
  7. USS Ohio Visits Yokosuka, Japan

    Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka July 13 for a port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 13, 2011) the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.  Ohio is visiting Yokosuka during a deployment to the Western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)
  8. USS Texas Arrives in Busan, Korea for Port Visit

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine arrived in Busan July 9 for a port visit.

  9. Orient Express Band Supports 'America in 3D'

    The 7th Fleet Band’s “Orient Express” performed at Baguio City, Philippines in support of the U.S. Embassy’s 'America in 3D' exhibition July 8-10.

    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (8 July, 2011) Musician 3rd Class Gabriel Brown of the 7th Fleet Bands Orient Express sings "Billionare," by Bruno Mars during a performance at the SM City Mall in Baguio City. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 3rd Class Zachary Buckwash/ Released)
  10. Patrol Squadron 40 puts forward-deployed logistics to work

    Patrol Squadron 40 logistics specialists are improving the squadron's forward-deployed capabilities and readiness.

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 4, 2011) Airman Christopher Clemens, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40, directs an P-3 Orion on the flight line. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone\Released)