1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. Multinational mine warfare exercise concludes in ROK

    The weeklong exercise included a multitude of training drills designed to improve cooperation and proficiencies in mine countermeasures operations.

    An explosive ordnance disposal diver exits an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during the annual Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise, Oct 19. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  9. US, Japan, Korea navies conduct exercise to improve ballistic missile defense

    A trilateral link exercise (LINKEX), Oct. 24-25, will employ tactical data link systems to exchange track data among all the participating ships.

    In this file photo, ships from the Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy operate together during exercise Pacific Dragon in 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Eli K. Buguey)
  10. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group arrives in 7th Fleet

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 23.

    In this file photo, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific August while training for it ongoing deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony J. Rivera)