1. USS Theodore Roosevelt departs Guam mission ready

    The aircraft carrier departed Apra Harbor, June 4, to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Naval Base Guam, June 4. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Kaylianna Genier)
  2. USS Theodore Roosevelt completes carrier qualifications

    The aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 completed carrier qualifications, June 2.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), May 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Zachary Wheeler)
  3. Command of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1 changes hands

    Capt. Jack Fay relieved Capt. Matthew McGonigle as commodore during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.

    Capt. Matthew McGonigle, left, and Capt. Jack Fay, salute during the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1 change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Corona)
  4. 7th Fleet commander visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Vice Adm. Bill Merz toured departmental spaces and discussed the critical nature of the maritime mission as the aircraft carrier operated in the Philippine Sea.

    Vice Adm. William R. Merz conducts pre-flight checks on an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Samantha Jetzer)
  5. Message from the 77th Secretary of the Navy

    The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Navy, May 29.

  6. VP-40 completes fleet’s final active duty P-8A transition

    The 'Fighting Marlins' recently completed the transition from the P-3C Orion to the Navy’s newest maritime patrol aircraft.

    Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 Sailors place chocks under a P-8A Poseidon aircraft. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jakoeb VanDahlen)
  7. Navy issues COVID-19 standardized operational guidance

    The guidance lays out minimum actions required for Navy units to deploy safely in this environment.

    An F/A-18E attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 practices a touch-and-go maneuver on the recently-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
  8. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year advanced in rare ceremony

    Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jason Webley was meritoriously advanced in a ceremony held at Fleet Activities Okinawa, Japan.

    Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jason Webley has his combination cover placed on by Fleet Activities Okinawa's Command Master Chief Michael Fluent. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Matthew Dickinson)
  9. U.S., Singapore navies exercise together in South China Sea

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) conducted a variety of drills to enhance interoperability.

    RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) sail together in the South China Sea, May 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brenton Poyser)
  10. Future USS Kansas City arrives at San Diego homeport

    Forgoing the traditional ceremony, the Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be commissioned via naval message and transitioned into service in June.

    The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) arrives at Naval Base San Diego, May 24. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin C. Leitner)