1. USS John S. McCain's return to warfighting readiness

    The guided-missile destroyer completed her necessary repairs and is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Oct. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Torrey W. Lee)
  2. Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet makes introductory visit to Singapore

    Adm. John C. Aquilino's visit underscores the strong navy-to-navy and defense relationship between the U.S. and Singapore.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino calls on Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Oct. 25. (Singapore MINDEF photo)
  3. U.S., ROK submarine leaders reach milestone with 50th SWCM

    The 50th iteration of the semiannual Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM) between the U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Submarine Force took place Oct. 22-24.

    Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts and  Rear Adm. Jung Il Shik pause for a photo during the 50th semiannual Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM).  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Gregory Pavone)
  4. Homeport and command of USS Springfield changes after Pearl Harbor arrival

    Cmdr. John Nilles relieved Cmdr. Brent Spillner, Oct. 23, after the submarine arrived at its new homeport earlier in the week.

    USS Springfield (SSN 761) approaches the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Gray)
  5. U.S., Brunei navies kick off annual CARAT exercise

    The 25th anniversary of CARAT Brunei symbolizes the longstanding U.S.-Brunei maritime partnership and highlights U.S. commitment to the region.

    In this file photo, Lt.j.g. Ben Ralen and Lt.j.g. Akmal Japin search for surface contacts on the bridge of  USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) during tactical maneuvering drills as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Greg Johnson)
  6. Boxer ARG, 11th MEU build partnerships in Western Pacific

    Sailors and Marines from the ARG/MEU team participated in three exercises across the South China Sea this month to build partnerships and enhance relationships.

    A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of USS Boxer (LHD 4) during exercise Tiger Strike, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  7. Seabees explore construction opportunities with Thai partners

    U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 arrived Thailand, Oct. 15, to support the Royal Thai Navy and existing U.S. Air Force initiatives.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 and airmen assigned to 554th Red Horse Squadron work together to build a latrine facility on the U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy airfield base, Oct. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Julio Rivera)
  8. Midway movie takes war in the Pacific seriously

    The production reminds viewers just how precariously America's future teetered in the early 1940s, and what cost, sacrifice and luck was required to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific.

    Woody Harrelson speaks with Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a visit to the aircraft carrier at sea in August 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Joseph Miller)
  9. SECNAV names future destroyer in honor of Navy Medal of Honor recipient

    The future DDG 134 will be named in honor of Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War.

    A photo illustration announcing that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 134, will be named USS John E. Kilmer. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Paul Archer)
  10. Navy team helps Ebeye defend against mosquitoes

    A team from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6 worked with local responders in the Marshall Islands last month following an outbreak of dengue fever.

    Lt. Cmdr. Adam Strong, an entomologist with NEPMU-6, walks across the Ebeye dump with local government officials to place a mosquito trap. (U.S. Army/Jordan Vinson)