1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. USNS Henson Completes U.S., Indonesian Oceanographic Survey

    A month-long a bilateral survey mission with the Indonesian Navy was completed Nov. 16.

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (Nov. 16, 2011) Matt Weathers, attached to the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), explains surveying equipment to an Indonesian Navy officer aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) during an event marking the conclusion of a month-long bilateral survey mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Bidwell)
  9. Pacific Fleet Commander Receives 'Eagle on the World' Award

    Adm. Patrick Walsh was presented with the award for his role as commander of the Joint Support Force.

    NEW YORK (Nov. 15, 2011) Adm. Patrick Walsh, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, is presented the "Eagle on the World" award by Steve Forbes on behalf of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI) at its 27th Annual Dinner Gala. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. USS Fitzgerald Hosts Signing of Manila Declaration

    Secretary of State, Philippines officials, commemorated defense treaty's 60th anniversary aboard the ship.

    MANILA (Nov. 16, 2011) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Cmdr. Brian Mutty, commanding officer of the the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) upon her arrival aboard the ship in Manila Bay to sign the Manila Declaration, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Philippines-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty. (U.S. Navy photo)