1. USS Chafee to Deploy to Western Pacific

    The ship will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 29 for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) transits off the coast of Hawaii Nov. 13 during the integrated maritime training exercise Koa Kai. (U.S. Navy photograph by MC2 Daniel Barker)
  2. USS Stethem Visits Timor-Leste

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem arrived in Dili Nov. 27 for a visit during its ongoing deployment.

    WETAR STRAIT (Nov. 27, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) drop anchor off the coast of Timor-Leste during sea and anchor detail as the ship arrives for a port visit to Dili. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew R. Cole)
  3. Lassen Sailors Contribute to School Rehabilitation Project in Thailand

    USS Lassen combined forces with Airmen, Marines, and Soldiers to rehabilitate Watsanamchai Temple School Nov. 20.

    LOPBURI, Thailand (Nov. 20, 2011) Sailors from USS Lassen (DDG 82) sweep mud and debris from a cafeteria during a community service project at Watsanamchai Temple School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  4. USS George Washington Returns to Japan to Conclude 2011 Patrol

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) returned to Yokosuka Nov. 22, wrapping up a patrol of the Western Pacific.

    YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (Nov. 22, 2011) Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls into her forward operating port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a nine week fall patrol in the western Pacific Ocean. (US Navy photo by Lt. David Levy/Released)
  5. Texas Visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

    The fast attack submarine arrived in Yokosuka Nov 22 for a Thankgsviing holiday port visit.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 22, 2011) USS Texas (SSN 775) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a posrt visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mercil)
  6. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group Visits Pearl Harbor

    The nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines of the amphibious ready group arrived at Pearl Harbor Nov. 21.

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2011) The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives off the coast of Oahu for a port visit in Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Lill)
  7. Lassen Sailors Volunteer at Thailand Boys Home

    Sailors spent a day playing with the children, age seven to 18, and learning about programs offered at the home.

    PATTAYA, Thailand (Nov. 20, 2011) A Sailor from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) plays soccer with a child from the Banglamung Home for Boys in Pattaya during a community service project. (US Navy photo by Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Charlotte Oliver)
  8. USS Tortuga, Marines Prepare for Recovery Assistance in Thailand

    USS Tortuga departed Okinawa Nov. 19 in preparation to offer recovery assistance in distressed areas of Thailand.

    WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa (Nov. 18, 2011) Sailors assigned to USS Tortuga (LSD 46) utilize one of the ship’s cranes to load a medium tactical vehicle replacement assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3 into the well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  9. USS Essex, Stethem Arrive in Bali for Port Visit

    USS Essex and USS Stethem arrived in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 20 for a port visit.

    In this file photo, USS Essex (LHD 2) is seen transiting the Celebes Sea Nov. 11 from a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran).
  10. Lassen Sailors Assist in Thailand Flood Relief Efforts

    Sailors provided manpower to assist with flood relief efforts of the Thai Red Cross in Bangkok Nov. 18.

    BANGKOK (Nov. 18, 2011) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) unload boxes of food from a truck at the Thai Red Cross central distribution center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon) - See more photos.