1. Fleet Week at Seattle Seafair Concludes

    Fleet Week wrapped up Aug. 8 with the departure of USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Sampson, and USS Chafee.

    SEATTLE (Aug. 3, 2011) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) participate in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings)
  2. USS Cowpens Arrives in Laem Chabang

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrived in Laem Chaban, Thailand, for a port visit, Aug. 6.

    LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Aug. 6, 2011) Sailors hoist ship colors during special sea and anchor detail aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor)
  3. USS George Washington Visits Thailand

    After 56-days at sea, aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and her crew of 5,500 Sailors arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand, Aug. 6.

    LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Aug. 7, 2011) Students from the Boy Scouts in Laem Chabang, Thailand, are led on a guided tour aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith/RELEASED)
  4. Cleveland Completes Final Mission; Arrives in San Diego

    USS Cleveland (LPD 7) arrived in San Diego, Aug. 4, concluding the ship's final mission prior to its decommissioning.

    In this file photo, amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) sits off the coast of the Federated States of Micronesia July 12, 2011, during the fifth phase of Pacific Partnership 2011. (Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Helen Frank)
  5. Navy Participates in Seattle' s Parade of Ships

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) participated in Seattle Seafair's 'Parade of Ships' Aug. 3, marking the beginning of Seafair's Fleet Week.

    SEATTLE (Aug. 3, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) participates in the Parade of Ships in the Elliott Bay during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings) See more PHOTOS from the Parade of Ships.
  6. USS Germantown Arrives In Brisbane for Port Visit

    USS Germantown and Marines with the 31st MEU arrived in Brisbane, Australia for a port visit, Aug 3.

    BRISBANE, Australia (Aug. 3, 2011) Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) man the rails as the ship pulls into Brisbane, Australia for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  7. Navy Ships Arrive in Seattle for Seafair

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrived in the Port of Seattle Aug. 2, for Seattle Seafair.

    SEATTLE (Aug. 2, 2011) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into Elliott Bay during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)
  8. Frank Cable Partners With Locals To Serve Subic Communities

    USS Frank Cable Sailors completed a week-long series of community service projects in the Subic Bay area, July 30.

    SUBIC, Philippines (July 28, 2011) Lt. Robert Hanson, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), performs a medical examination on a Filipino woman during a community service project.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Melvin Nobeza)
  9. Essex ARG, 31st MEU Wrap Up Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011

    Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) back loaded their amphibious craft and gear to the forward-deployed amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), July 30 from Freshwater Beach, Australia, marking the end of their participation in exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.

    CORAL SEA (July 14, 2011) An amphibious assault vehicle departs the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during well deck operations as part of exercise Talisman Sabre. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  10. New Communications Initiative Leads the Way for Future War Fighting

    American and Australian Armed Forces used a new program to enhance communications abilities while embarked onboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS-11) July 9 – 25.

    CORAL SEA (July 26, 2011) Watchstanders from the Australian Navy, United States Army and United States Navy discuss training scenarios in the Joint Operations Command Center (JOCC) aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as a part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Greg Mitchell)