1. Menoni takes helm as commander of Joint Region Marianas

    Rear Adm. John Menoni assumed command from Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield during a ceremony in Guam, July 23.

    Rear Adm. John Menoni is piped aboard during the Joint Region Marianas change of command ceremony, July 23. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kane Weissman)
  2. USS Patriot visits Cebu during regional operations

    The forward-deployed mine countermeasures ship arrived in Cebu, Philippines, for a port visit, July 22.

    USS Patriot (MCM 7) approaches the port of Cebu, July 22. (U.S. Navy/Lt. James Magno)
  3. Sailors join community celebrating Guam's 75th Liberation Day

    Sailors marched with residents in a parade marking the 75th anniversary of the island's World War II liberation.

    Sailors assigned to Submarine Squadron 15 march in formation during Guam's annual Liberation Day parade. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
  4. Japan, U.S., India mine countermeasures forces practice skills

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, U.S. Navy and participants from the Indian Navy commenced Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA 2019 off the coast of northern Japan, July 18.

    USS Warrior (MCM 10) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Frank L. Andrews)
  5. USS Stethem arrives at new San Diego homeport

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Naval Base San Diego, July 18, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific operating from Japan.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, July 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex Millar)
  6. Deputy Prime Minister of Australia visits USS Ronald Reagan

    The Honorable Michael McCormack visited the aircraft carrier underway in the Coral Sea, July 17.

    Capt. Patrick Hannifin, commanding officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), greets Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, July 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  7. Multinational force conducts Talisman Sabre amphibious landing

    U.S. Marines, Australian soldiers, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members trained in combined joint forcible entry operations, July 16.

    Amphibious assault vehicles approach Langham Beach in Stanage Bay during a multinational amphibious landing as part of exercise Talisman Sabre, July 16. (Australian Army photo)
  8. Expeditionary units team up for lighterage training in Guam

    The Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) is a floating causeway system used to transfer cargo and vehicles from sealift ships to shore areas.

    Sailors maneuver the docking module for the Improved Navy Lighterage System over the side of USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  9. Australian Prime Minister visits USS Ronald Reagan during Talisman Sabre

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison toured the aircraft carrier in the Coral Sea, July 12, witnessing flight operations and speaking with the crew.

    Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Sailors in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), July 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tyra M. Campbell)
  10. Ships converge off Australia for exercise Talisman Sabre

    Seventeen ships from the U.S., Australia, Canada and Japan sailed together July 11 to signify the beginning of Talisman Sabre 2019 naval maneuvers.

    Ships from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation in the Coral Sea, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)