1. Navy Region Northwest commander makes Cordova visit

    Rear Adm. Scott Gray visited Cordova, Alaska, May 19-22 to meet with local civil authorities and the Native Village of Eyak during exercise Northern Edge.

    Rear Adm. Scott Gray learns about the rich history of local veterans from Clay Koplin, the mayor of Cordova, Alaska, May 20. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Brandon Raile)
  2. Pacific Partnership hosts disaster relief workshop in Thailand

    A Pacific Partnership 2019 humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) workshop in Sattahip opened with a conference this week.

    Attendees of a Pacific Partnership humanitarian assistance and disaster relief conference in Sattahip pause for a group photo, May 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  3. USS Ronald Reagan begins underway operations in the Indo-Pacific

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier, along with supporting Task Force 70 units, began underway operations in the Indo-Pacific, May 22.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  4. USS Michigan returns to Pacific Northwest after 30 months

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine recently returned home to the Pacific Northwest after being forward-deployed for 30-months in the Western Pacific.

    The guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives at Naval Magazine Indian Island, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda Gray)
  5. USS Spruance, USS Stockdale return home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyers returned to their homeport of San Diego, May 20, following a deployment as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group.

    Friends and family watch as USS Spruance (DDG 111) returns home to San Diego, May 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Abigayle Lutz)
  6. USS Stethem crew joins 80th Shimoda Black Ship Festival

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer pulled into the port of Shimoda, Japan, May 17, to participate in the annual Black Ship Festival.

    Sailors from USS Stethem (DDG 63) and Marines assigned to Camp Fuji march in the 80th annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival parade, May 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jeremy Graham)
  7. USS Chung-Hoon visits Palau during Indo-Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer recently conducted a multi-day port visit to Palau in the midst of U.S. 7th Fleet operations.

    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) approaches Palau, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Logan C. Kellums)
  8. Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes Vietnam mission stop

    The sixth phase of this year's Pacific Partnership mission wrapped up with a closing ceremony in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, May 17.

    U.S. Navy Lt. Keerstin Whitefield, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Alison Crowe simulate blood loss for diagnosis of obstetric hemorrhage with Vietnamese nurses during a professional exchange at Tuy Hoa Hospital, May 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chanel Turner)
  9. USNS Fall River arrives in Thailand for final Pacific Partnership 2019 mission stop

    The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship arrived in Sattahip, May 18.

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) approaches the pier in Sattahip, May 18. (Royal Thai Armed Forces photo)
  10. 7th Fleet Amphibious Force welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Fred Kacher assumed command from Rear Adm. Brad Cooper during a change of command ceremony aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1), May 17.

    Rear Adm. Fred Kacher salutes sideboys aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) during the change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jeremy Starr)