1. U.S., Japan EOD forces train together in mine warfare exercise

    An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 platoon and JMSDF counterparts recently completed Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA 2019.

    Lt. Andrew Kuo, assigned to EODMU 5 attaches a dummy explosive charge to floating mine during Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mario Coto)
  2. U.S., Indonesian navies conclude CARAT 2019 exercise

    The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Indonesia wrapped up in Surabaya, Aug. 7.

    U.S. Navy Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Rodney Franklin, center, a maritime domain awareness analyst, monitors a CENTRIXS (Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System) terminal alongside Indonesian Navy sailors during CARAT Indonesia. (U.S. Navy/ MC1 Greg Johnson)
  3. HSC-25 provides urgent MEDEVAC of Chinese mariner at sea

    A Chinese national was medically evacuated from Chinese-flagged vessel CSC Brave by an HSC-25 aircrew, Aug. 6, in the Pacific.

    Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Pretzinger prepares to approach the Chinse-flagged vessel CSC Brave during a medical evacuation mission, Aug. 6. (U.S. Navy photo)
  4. USS Chief first U.S. Navy ship to participate in Sasebo Seaside Festival

    Though the U.S. Navy has been in Sasebo since 1945, for the first time a U.S. Navy ship recently visited the city’s civilian port to offer tours.

    USS Chief (MCM 14) sits along the pier at Sasebo Port in preparation for conducting open ship tours during the Sasebo Seaside Festival. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David R. Krigbaum)
  5. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrives in Philippines

    The strike group arrived in Manila, Aug. 7, for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Philippines and the United States.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) anchors outside Manila while arriving for a port visit, Aug. 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Codie L. Soule)
  6. Green Bay, Ashland sail with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    After exercise Talisman Sabre, the ships conducted drills in the Coral Sea to further enhance interoperability between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) sail in formation with JS Ise (DDH 182) and JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), Aug. 1. (JMSDF photo)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan conducts RAS with all-female rig team

    Twenty-one female Sailors formed the aircraft carrier's first ever all-women rig team during a recent replenishment-at-sea in the Western Pacific.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) handle line during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), Aug. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  8. Command of Carrier Air Wing 5 changes hands

    Capt. Michael Rovenolt relieved Capt. Forrest Young during an in-flight ceremony over USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at sea, Aug. 2.

    Capt. Forrest Young, left, and Capt. Michael Rovenolt, far right, walk away from their aircraft on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after Carrier Air Wing 5’s change of command ceremony, Aug. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  9. Pilot identified following F/A-18E Super Hornet crash

    Lt. Charles Z. Walker, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, was on a routine training mission in California.

    In this file photo, an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 launches from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in February. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Grant G. Grady)
  10. Fatal mishap of F/A-18E Super Hornet

    The Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet involved in a mishap in California on July 31 died in the crash.

    In this file photo, an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 launches from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in March.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Grant G. Grady)