1. Organization to oversee readiness in the Western Pacific established

    U.S. Pacific Fleet (CPF) Commander Adm. Scott Swift established the CPF Detachment (Det) Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (NSGWP) Oct. 31.

  2. USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Guam for port visit

    On its first stop of an ongoing deployment, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is visiting Guam for the first time in its history.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) approaches Guam, Oct. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Robyn B. Melvin)
  3. USS Ashland departs Okinawa geared up for Blue Chromite exercise

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed Okinawa Oct. 31, with embarked 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division to conduct Blue Chromite 2018.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) pulls into the harbor of White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Oct. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  4. Exercise Dawn Blitz concludes, setting standard for new amphibious capabilities

    Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade completed the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 30.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) leads USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in formation during a simulated strait transit as part of Dawn Blitz, Oct 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Donavan K. Patubo)
  5. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Sailors bring smiles to children at Sri Lanka hospital

    Sailors from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and members of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka visited children at Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo, Oct. 29.

    Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Joe Holmes does crafts with a boy at Lady Ridgeway Hospital during a volunteer event with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, Oct 29.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g. Michelle Tucker)
  6. After rescuing mariners, Ashland arrives in Okinawa for Blue Chromite preps

    The amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Okinawa, Oct. 30, to prepare for exercise Blue Chromite and disembark two rescued mariners and their dogs.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) approaches the pier at White Beach Naval Facility, Oct. 30. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Adam Cole)
  7. Marines, Sailors reflect on heritage at Wake Island

    Navy and Marine Corps aviators deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducted flight operations over Wake Island during a heritage event, Oct. 26.

    Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 17 fly over Wake Island, Oct. 26. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Aaron B. Hicks)
  8. USS Nimitz first carrier to visit Sri Lanka in 32 years

    The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a port visit, Oct. 28, marking the first U.S. carrier visit since 1985.

    In this file photo, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits through the Arabian Gulf earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Tyler Preston)
  9. USS Ashland assists distressed mariners in Pacific

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course.

    Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver a landing craft to render assistance to distressed mariners, Oct. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jonathan Clay)
  10. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returns to 7th Fleet

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 25, after concluding operations in U.S. 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 hovers above USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Bay of Bengal during exercise Malabar in July. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)