1. U.S. submarine participates in JMSDF submarine competition

    The competition evaluates and tests Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force crews on their ability to conduct various aspects of anti-submarine warfare.

    File photo of a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jeffrey Jay Price)
  2. Final resting place of USS Hornet CV-8 located in South Pacific

    The aircraft carrier was best known for launching the important Doolittle Raid in April of 1942 and its role in winning the Battle of Midway.

    A sonar image from R/V Petrel shows the wreck of USS Hornet (CV 8) resting on the ocean bottom in the South Pacific, nearly 17,500 feet below the surface. (Photo courtesy of Paul G Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)
  3. USS John C. Stennis arrives in Thailand for port visit

    The aircraft carrier arrived in Laem Chabang, Feb. 10, for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Thailand and the United States.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) approaches the pier in Laem Chabang, Feb. 10. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jarrod A. Schad)
  4. Seabees proud to serve people of Tinian as typhoon recovery support comes to close

    Seabees from NMCB 1 and NMCB 3 helped repair 184 roofs, among other suport in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

    Builder 3rd Class Matthew Winnett, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Det. Tinian, nails in a truss, Jan. 25, for a temporary emergency roof for a home that was damaged during Super Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/CECN Manual Torres)
  5. USS Green Bay, 31st MEU arrive in Thailand for Cobra Gold

    The ship and embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sattahip, Feb. 7.

    Assault amphibious vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) depart the well deck of USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  6. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge visits Otaru, Japan

    The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) crew and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived for their first port visit to Otaru in nearly five years, Feb 8.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) approaches the pier in Otaru, Feb. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ethan Carter)
  7. U.S., Japanese commanders observe F-35B operations aboard USS Wasp

    The commanders of U.S. 7th Fleet and Japan's Self-Defense Fleet visited to observe amphibious operations at sea.

    U.S. and Japan military officials discuss the F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1), Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Galbreath)
  8. MSC-chartered MV Ocean Giant arrives in Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze

    MV Ocean Giant arrived at McMurdo Station carrying nearly 7 million pounds of supplies in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program.

    MV Ocean Giant  sits along the ice-pier at McMurdo Station, Jan. 31. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. Blue Blasters Hornet sundown ceremony marks end of an era

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, which last deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the legacy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, Feb. 1.

    An F/A-18C Hornet breaks off from a three-man formation of the aircraft by pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 as they fly over Naval Air Station Oceana for the final time, Feb. 1. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. MSC-charter Cape Hudson sails the Pacific Pathways, delivers for Cobra Gold

    The voyage charter is part of a mobility operation for U.S. Army Pacific called Pacific Pathways 19-1.

    Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Pacific receive a safety brief at the pier prior to the offload of M/V Cape Hudson (T-AKR 5066), Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. John D. MacTaggart)