1. RIMPAC disaster relief drill trains and certifies military, civilian organizations

    Military units, non-governmental organizations and the State of Hawaii responded to a simulated disaster scenario as part of Rim of the Pacific.

    Ophemia Perez-Hoffman, a volunteer for the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team, moves a simulated patient from the triage training tent to a medical treatment tent during a RIMPAC HA/DR drill. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Travis Litke)
  2. RIMPAC units participate in sinking exercise

    Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST 1191) in the Pacific, July 12.

    A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the back of a Palletized Load System (PLS) by the U.S. Army at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands. (U.S. Air Force)
  3. USS Nebraska returns from first strategic deterrent patrol since 2013

    Prior to the patrol, a 41-month engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) extended the life of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine another 20 years.

    USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) transits the Hood Canal, July 12. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  4. Senator McCain joins USS John S. McCain namesake

    Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer inducted U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer in a ceremony on board, July 12.

    Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to induct U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the ship's official namesake. (U.S. Navy/MC2 John Harris)
  5. 7th Fleet aircraft locates missing mariners in Indian Ocean

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft located a missing fishing vessel July 10, after joining search efforts at the request of the Sri Lankan Navy.

    A missing fishing vessel floats in the Indian Ocean after being located by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, July 10. (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. U.S., Philippines strengthen alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018

    The U.S. Navy and Philippine Navy kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama, July 9.

    Capt. Erwin Lao, commanding officer of USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), explains the ship's bridge capabilities to senior U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy and Philippine Marine Corps officials, July 9. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  7. Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation complete

    Results will help determine how best to integrate the Navy's newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships and other platforms.

    An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts underway operations with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter and USS Coronado (LCS 4), June 28. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jacob I. Allison)
  8. C3F hosts inaugural RIMPAC Innovation Fair

    Twenty-two countries and nearly 2,000 exhibitors, staff and patrons participated in the U.S. 3rd Fleet-hosted event.

    Mark Griffith of the Joint Tele-Critical Care Network fits an Indonesian Navy sailor with a virtual reality headset during the RIMPAC innovation fair, June 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jason Abrams)
  9. Ronald Reagan Sailors volunteer in Manila to help Mount Mayon eruption victims

    Thirty Sailors packed thousands of boxes of food items during a community service project as part of the aircraft carrier's recent port visit.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sailors pack food boxes for delivery to Mount Mayon volcanic eruption victims, June 28. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Eduardo Oterosantos)
  10. 30th Naval Construction Regiment relocates to Guam

    The 30th NCR completed a relocation to Naval Base Guam from Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California, July 1.

    The 30th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) command flag flies above the command's new headquarters in Guam, July 1. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew R. White)