1. Bonhomme Richard departs Thailand after Cobra Gold

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 26, following a scheduled port visit.

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Laem Chabang, Thailand, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  2. Strategic Command announces Omaha Trophy winners

    In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission, Gen. John Hyten announced the winners of the 2017 Omaha trophies, Feb. 26.

    In this file photo, USS Alabama (SSBN 731) transits the Hood Canal while returning home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrent patrol in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  3. Exercise Cobra Gold strengthens interoperability, regional relationships

    Some 5,800 U.S. service members, working in Thailand alongside forces from 29 nations, wrapped up the exercise Feb. 23.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the Royal Thai Navy's HTMS Angthong (LPD 791) and the Republic of Korea Navy's ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687) steam in formation during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  4. USS Bonhomme Richard completes combat systems certification

    The recently completed certification involved multiple exercises that tested the ship's combat systems capabilities while in port and at sea.

    OS3 Cody Wood, right, is assessed by Sailors from Afloat Training Group (ATG) Sasebo during a combat systems drill in the combat information center aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cosmo Walrath)
  5. Pacific Partnership mission to enhance disaster response cooperation, ties

    Pacific Partnership, which kicks off Feb. 23, is the largest annual multilateral mission of its kind in the Indo-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriam)
  6. Navy announces increased incentives for some first-term forward-deployed Sailors

    NAVADMIN 042/18 spells out the incentives for Sailors on sea duty in Japan, Guam and Spain.

    In this file photo, Sailors man the rails aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier returns to Yokosuka, Japan, in December. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  7. USS Wayne E. Meyer arrives in Malaysia for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer, part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group, arrived in Kota Kinabalu for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 21.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) comes alongside the pier at Kota Kinabalu Naval Base, Feb. 21. (Royal Malaysian Navy)
  8. Pacific Fleet hosts innovation bootcamp in San Diego

    Boot Camp is a four-day course that instructs participants on topics related to innovation and intrapreneurship.

  9. VP-8 crew rescues fishermen lost at sea in South Pacific

    Crew members from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 helped rescue three fishermen Feb. 20 whose vessel was adrift for eight days.

    Three fishermen wait to be rescued after being located by a P8-A Poseidon, Feb. 20. (U.S. Navy)
  10. Carl Vinson Strike Group completes Manila port call

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed Manila, Philippines, Feb. 20, completing a four-day port visit.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sits anchored off Manila, Feb. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)