1. U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam for historic visit

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, March 5, marking the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited the country in more than 40 years.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Monroe)
  2. F-35Bs join Wasp for historic Indo-Pacific deployment

    Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's embarked USS Wasp (LHD 1), March 5, marking the first such deployment of the aircraft in the region.

    An F-35B lands on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD 1), March 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael Molina)
  3. USS Mustin arrives for port visit in Guam

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Guam, March 3, for a scheduled port visit as part of an ongoing patrol in the Indo-Pacific.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelsey L. Adams)
  4. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Manila for port call

    The amphibious assault ship, with embarked 3d Marine Division Marines, arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a scheduled port visit, March. 4.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits into Manila Bay, March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  5. USNS Mercy stops in Hawaii en route for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 3, for a port visit while en route to the Indo-Pacific region for the annual mission.

    USNS Mercy approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  6. USS Wasp departs Sasebo for readiness assessment, regional patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, March 3.

    Wasp (LHD 1) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo , March 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  7. USS Nimitz enters dry dock for planned maintenance

    The aircraft carrier will undergo a 15-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) moves to dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, March 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher R. Jahnke)
  8. USS Topeka visits Yokosuka during Indo-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, March 2, for a visit as part of its Indo-Pacific region deployment.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) sits along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, March 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeremy Graham)
  9. USS Bremerton visits Subic Bay during Indo-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, March 1, for a routine port visit while deployed in the region.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  10. Surface Warfare – Obtaining a fix on fleet NSS skill sets

    Commander, Naval Surface Force and Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command continue to conduct officer of the deck competency checks across fleet concentration areas.

    Ensign Zachary David Hirsch, an officer of the deck, checks a monitor from the bridge in a navigation, seamanship and ship-handling trainer during a simulated evolution to evaluate OOD proficiency. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Lenny LaCrosse)