1. USS Ronald Reagan resumes flight operations following helicopter crash

    A U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk crashed on the flight deck shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19, and all injured personnel are in stable condition.

    In this file photo, an MH-60R Sea Hawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 launches from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in September. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  2. SMWDC Mine Warfare Division certified as Theater Mine Warfare Commander

    The deployable Mine Warfare Battle Staff is now certified to lead complex mine warfare missions.

    In this file photo, an MH-53E Sea Dragon from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 hovers to recover training sea mines as USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) operates in the distance during exercise RIMPAC in July. (U.S. Navy)
  3. USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Suva, Oct. 17, following a visit that celebrated decades of Fiji-American naval partnership.

    Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer USS Shoup (DDG 86), exchanges gifts with Capt. Humphrey Tawake, commander of the Fiji Navy, Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)
  4. Navy, Gerard Butler collaborate to tell 21st century submarine yarn

    Hollywood came to the Pentagon, Oct. 15, as actor Gerard Butler spoke about his collaboration with the U.S. Navy in making “Hunter-Killer,” a submarine movie due out this week.

    Actor Gerard Butler poses next to the movie poster for his upcoming film in the halls of the Pentagon, Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paul L. Archer)
  5. USS Warrior Sailor awarded Mineman of the Year

    Mineman 1st Class Yves Dessources was recently named the Association of Minemen's 2018-2019 Mineman of the Year (Sea).

    USS Warrior (MCM 10) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  6. USS Shoup hosts dignitaries during Fiji shipboard reception

    The crew hosted more than 150 military and civilian officials and guests from the U.S., Fiji, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand and Japan, Oct. 15.

    Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of USS Shoup (DDG 86); Ambassador Yogesh Karan; Osea Naitura Cawaru, Minister of Defense, National Security and Immigration; and Charge d' Affaires Michael Goldman cut a cake commemorating American-Fiji relations. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)
  7. U.S. Navy divers recover oil from wrecked WWII ship Prinz Eugen

    The safe extraction of an estimated 250,000 gallons of fuel from the capsized ship in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, was completed Oct. 15.

    USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and products tanker Humber sit moored over the capsized World War II German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in Kwajalein Atoll, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy/LeighAhn Ferrari)
  8. U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Force prepare for exercise Keen Sword

    The biennial exercise, set to begin Oct. 29, is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises to increase readiness.

    In this file photo, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group steams in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during Annual Exercise 16. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  9. USS Shoup to make return visit to Fiji during OMSI deployment

    The ship is set to make a second visit to Suva in recent weeks as part of an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment.

    In this file photo, USS Shoup (DDG 86) approaches port in Suva, Fiji, Oct. 3. (U.S. Navy)
  10. Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review

    Three U.S. Navy ships joined others from 12 nations for the Republic of Korea Navy-hosted fleet review near Jeju Island.

    Sailors aboard USS Benfold (DDG 65) render honors during a pass-in-review as part of the Republic of Korea (ROK) International Fleet Review, Oct. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Elesia Patten)