1. USS Mustin transits the Taiwan Strait

    The guided-misisle destroyer conducted a routine transit of the Taiwan Strait from the East China Sea to the South China Sea, Aug. 18.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits the Taiwan Strait, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cody Beam)
  2. USS Henry M. Jackson makes history with 100th strategic deterrent patrol

    The ballistic-missile submarine's return home earlier this month marked a milestone few have accomplished.

    USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) returns home, Aug. 5.  (U.S. Navy/Courtesy of Joseph Inciong)
  3. Capable, adaptive partners participate in RIMPAC 2020

    The growing security environment in the Pacific demands now more than ever that like-minded nations join forces to build trust and collective strength.

    The Republic of Singapore Navy frigate RSS Supreme (73) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a logistics stop ahead of RIMPAC 2020. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nate Laird)
  4. Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 begins

    Ten nations, 22 surface ships, one submarine, multiple aircraft, and approximately 5,300 personnel will participate in the at-sea-only exercise.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships steam together during RIMPAC 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Devin M. Langer)
  5. USS Mustin, JS Suzutsuki conduct integrated operations

    The two destroyers conducted a variety of tactical training events while operating together in the East China Sea.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sails alongside JS Suzutsuki (DD 117) in the East China Sea, Aug. 16. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cody Beam)
  6. USS Emory S. Land arrives in California for scheduled maintenance

    The Guam-based submarine tender will complete a regular overhaul at Mare Island Dry Dock.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) transits San Francisco Bay, Aug. 16 (U.S. Navy/MC3 Zachary Grooman)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan returns to South China Sea, honors commitment to allies, partners

    The Ronald Reagan CSG returned Aug. 14 for continuing operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 prepares to launch from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during operations in the South China Sea, Aug. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
  8. Seabees, CNMI officials break ground on new Tinian projects

    The ongoing initiative to help Tinian two years after being devastated by Super Typhoon Yutu is part of DOD's Innovative Readiness Training program.

    Officials break ground during a ceremony in Marpo Heights for a DoD Innovative Readiness Training road repair improvement project. (U.S. Navy/CE3 Marcus Henley)
  9. USS John C. Stennis, Boxer aviation teams earn Admiral Flatley safety award

    The award recognizes operational readiness and excellence, high-velocity outcomes and exceptional safety program and record for the last fiscal year.

    In this file photo, MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) take off from USS Boxer (LHD 4) while operating in the South China Sea in 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Jared Sabins)
  10. USS Germantown COVID-19 rapid response team fights pandemic from the deckplates

    A team of Sailors from across the ship is helping the medical department manage mitigation efforts.

    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clint Woods sprays disinfectant on a pallet delivered to USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Taylor DiMartino)