1. USS Olympia returns home from around-the-world deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 8, following a seven-month deployment.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) transits into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam upon return from deployment, Sept. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Gray)
  2. USS America welcomes new commanding officer

    Capt. Luke A. Frost relieved Capt. Daniel A. Nowicki during a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship in San Diego, Sept. 6.

    Capt. Luke A. Frost, right, exchanges a salute with Capt. Daniel A. Nowicki during the change of command ceremony aboard USS America (LHA 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Vincent Zline)
  3. Successful first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise comes to end

    The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) successfully completed the first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX), Sept. 6.

    The littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) and ships from various Association of Southeast Asian Nations sail in formation through the Gulf of Thailand, Sept. 4, as part of AUMX. (U.S Navy/MC1 Alexandra Seeley)
  4. USS Nebraska tests four Trident II D5 missiles

    Part of a Commander Evaluation Test (CET), the goal was to validate performance expectations of the life-extended Trident II (D5) strategic weapon system.

    An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) off the coast of San Diego, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo)
  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet leads 'Global 11' wargame

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet recently organized a team of joint warfighters during a wargame held at the Naval War College.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 ships in the Philippine Sea as U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft, led by a B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber, pass overhead during joint exercise Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  6. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 conducts command post exercise

    The exercise challenged NMCB-3 through real-world scenarios and ultimately ensures the battalion’s readiness to respond to major combat operations.

    Seabees transport a patient during a simulated mass casualty drill as part of NMCB-3's Command Post Exercise (CPX) 2, Aug. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Lopez)
  7. USS Wasp departs 7th Fleet, Forward Deployed Naval Force

    The amphibious assault ship departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Sept. 4 as part of a scheduled homeport shift.

    In this file photo, USS Wasp (LHD 1) transits waters of the South China Sea in March. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  8. Navy, Marine Corps conduct Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise in Alaska

    Approximately 3,000 personnel are participating in the exercise in areas of the Aleutian Islands, Southcentral Alaska and Southern California, Sept. 1-28.

    USS Somerset (LPD 25) file photo. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Allison Bak)
  9. First ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise begins in Thailand

    Co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, the first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) kicks off with opening ceremonies at Sattahip Naval Base, Sept. 2.

    Senior representatives from the U.S. Navy and the maritime forces of ASEAN member states stand together on stage during the opening ceremony for the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) at Sattahip Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Greg Johnson)
  10. U.S., allied forces complete EOD exercise Hydracrab 2019

    Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States completed the first-of-its-kind exercise in Guam, Aug. 31.

    Hydracrab participants pause for a photo together as the exercise came to a close. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)