1. NEPMU-6 conducts Global Health Engagement in the Solomon Islands

    The recent mission focused on developing the ability to respond to vector-borne diseases.

    Members of Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6) train personnel from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, Aug. 22. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Ryan Moore)
  2. Wasp ESG supports CNMI relief efforts following Typhoon Mangkhut

    Sailors and Marines are supporting Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts in Rota, Tinian and Saipan.

    Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) take off aboard an MV-22B Osprey to conduct surveys on the islands of Guam and Saipan, Sept. 9. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alexis B. Betances)
  3. Hawaii-based ships sortie ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia

    U.S. Navy ships and submarines not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have sortied as Tropical Storm Olivia travels toward the Hawaiian Islands.

    A satellite image of Tropical Storm Olivia at 2 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, Sept. 10, when the storm was approximately 500 miles east of Honolulu and moving west at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. (NOAA National Weather Service)
  4. USS Ronald Reagan welcomes new commanding officer in at-sea ceremony

    Capt. Patrick Hannifin relieved Capt. Michael “Buzz” Donnelly as commanding officer of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

    In this file photo, ships of the Ronald Reagan Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation during a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea in August. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  5. USS Bonhomme Richard holds a change of command

    Capt. Rich LeBron relieved Capt. L. G. McCullen as commanding officer during a ceremony in San Diego aboard the amphibious assault ship.

    Capt. Rich LeBron, the newly appointed commanding officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), addresses the attendees of a change of command ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Diana Quinlan)
  6. Navy announces 2018 Stockdale Leadership Award recipients

    Cmdr. Michael T. Lisa, former commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, is the Pacific Fleet recipient of the award.

    A file photo of the plaques presented to the 2017 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award recipients. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  7. Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron 3 conducts group sail

    The recent exercise focused on the skills necessary to ensure the safety and security of the global Military Sealift Command fleet assets.

    Military Sealift Command ships steam in formation off the coast of Guam during a group sail exercise, Aug. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Randall W. Ramaswamy)
  8. Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct bilateral training

    The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participated in bilateral training in the South China Sea, Aug. 31.

    Ships of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in formation during bilateral training in the South China Sea, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  9. U.S. Navy ship, aircraft join Royal Australian Navy exercise Kakadu

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and a P-8A from Patrol Squadron 45 are participating in Australia's largest maritime exercise.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) sits at anchor in Darwin Harbor, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Morgan K. Nall)
  10. LA Fleet Week hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities seminar

    Military and civilian leaders gathered to discuss how to best work together during crises.

    Vice Adm John D. Alexander speaks at a Defense Support of Civil Authorities Senior Leadership Seminar in Los Angeles. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Natan Carpenter)