1. Sunshine, Families Welcome Louisiana (Blue) Back Home

    The ballsitic missile submarine returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, May 6, after a 56-day patrol.

    BANGOR, Wash. (May 6, 2012) Family members await the return of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, following its strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early)
  2. Makin Island, Iwo Jima ARGs Complete 5th Fleet Turnover

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group was relieved of its duties in 5th Fleet by the Iwo Jima ARG, May 5.

    In this file photo, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducts a replenishment-at-sea and passenger transfer with USS Momsen (DDG 92), March 13, 2012. New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)
  3. U.S., Australian Sailors Remember Battle of the Coral Sea

    U.S. Sailors joined their Australian counterparts in Brisbane May 5 to remember the important World War II battle.

    BRISBANE, Australia (May 5, 2012) Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, left, Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. Ray Griggs, and Cmdr. Mike Weeldreyer, commanding officer of USS Halsey (DDG 97), pay respects to the men and women who served during the Battle of Coral Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington)
  4. USS Blue Ridge Concludes Cambodia Port Visit

    The crew of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship wrapped up a port visit to Shihanoukville, Cambodia, May 5.

    SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (May 1, 2012) U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) sits anchored off the coast of Sihanoukville during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Sarah A. Stancati)
  5. USNS Mercy Departs for Pacific Partnership 2012

    Hospital ship USNS Mercy departed San Diego May 3, beginning its part in Pacific Partnership 2012.

    SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2012) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departs for Pacific Partnership 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)
  6. USS Independence Arrives in San Diego

    The littoral combat ship arrived at Naval Base San Diego May 2, completing the ship's maiden voyage.

    SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2012) The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives in her homeport of San Diego, marking the completion of her maiden voyage. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert Winkler)
  7. USS Independence to Arrive in San Diego

    The ship's arrival at her San Diego homeport May 2 will mark the completion of her maiden voyage.

    In this file photo, the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2), right, takes part in a passing exercise with the Mexican Navy frigate ARM Hermenegildo Galeana, April 28, 2012,  following Independence’s port visit to Manzanillo, Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh)
  8. USS Vandegrift to deploy to Western Pacific

    The ship deploys May 1 and will take part in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).

    In this file photo, guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) performs maneuvers during the maritime exercise Koa Kai in the Hawaiian operating area March 31, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  9. USNS Mercy Deploying for Pacific Partnership 2012 'Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis'

    The annual Pacific Partnership mission will deploy aboard U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) May 1.

    in this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through San Diego Bay as she departs for the Pacific Partnership mission in May 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Husman)
  10. U.S. Sailors Join Perth's ANZAC Day March

    Sailors from USS Carl Vinson and her embarked squadrons took part in Perth's ANZAC Day commemoration, April 25.

    PERTH, Australia (April 25, 2012) Residents wave flags as Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) march in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day parade through downtown Perth. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)