1. USS Coronado returns home to San Diego from deployment

    The littoral combat ship completed an 18-month deployment, Dec. 5.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits San Diego Bay while returning home, Dec. 5. (U.S. Navy)
  2. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrives in San Diego after deployment

    Carrier Strike Group 11 returned to San Diego, Dec. 5, marking the end of deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and USS Howard (DDG 83).

    Airman Christopher Garnow, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, meets his daughter for the first time after arriving in San Diego aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)
  3. USS Pinckney visits Hawaii as deployment nears end

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 4 following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and Arabian Gulf.

    In this file photo, USS Pinckney (DDG 91) operates in the Pacific, Nov. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Dominique M. Lasco)
  4. VFA-115 opens new chapter at MCAS Iwakuni

    The “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 touched down at their new home of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 prepares to land at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Donato Maffin)
  5. Navy posthumously awards Silver Star Medal for valor at Pearl Harbor

    The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of the combat medal to Lt.j.g. Aloysious H. Schmitt for his actions on Dec. 7, 1941.

    An undated file photo of Lt.j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt. (U.S. Navy/courtesy of Loras College)
  6. Carrier Strike Group 5 returns to Yokosuka after patrol

    Units from Carrier Strike Group 5 and its flagship, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 4, following a three-month patrol in the Indo-Asia Pacific.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  7. Navy posthumously awards Bronze Star Medal for valor at Pearl Harbor

    The Navy recently authorized the award of the combat medal to Joseph L. George, then a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class, for his actions on Dec. 7, 1941.

    An undated file photo of Chief Boatswain's Mate Joseph L. George. (U.S. Navy/courtesy of the George Family)
  8. USS Stethem completes fall patrol in Western Pacific

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 30, after completing a regional patrol.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63) steams during a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific, Nov. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
  9. USS Lake Erie visits Hawaii as deployment draws down

    The guided-missile cruiser arrived at Pearl Harbor, Nov. 30, following a seven-month deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and Arabian Gulf.

    In this file photo, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in June to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. Tucson visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 1, for a port visit.

    USS Tucson (SSN 770) approaches the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brian G. Reynolds)