1. Ronald Reagan Strike Group concludes exercise Keen Sword

    The joint/bilateral exercise with the Japan Self-Defense Force wrapped up Nov. 8.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and JS Hyuga (DDH 181) sail in formation with 16 other U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships during Keen Sword, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters )
  2. CTF-75 supports Task Force West in typhoon recovery effort

    Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is assisting with the joint effort following Super Tyhpoon Yutu.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 move an emergency power generator into place at a location on Tinian during recovery operations following Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/MCCC Matthew R. White)
  3. CTF-72 patrol squadrons train with Japan counterparts in exercise Keen Sword

    Keen Sword offers an opportunity for deployed patrol squadrons to increase interoprability with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts.

    Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, pose with members of U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol squadrons during a visit to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Nov. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)
  4. Navy and NASA complete Underway Recovery Test 7

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5.

    U.S. Navy divers prepare to attach the "front porch" to a test version of the Orion capsule as part of Underway Recovery Test 7. (NASA/Tony Gray)
  5. Undersea Rescue Command completes submarine rescue exercise off Alaska

    The exercise demonstrated the Navy’s ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in an unfamiliar environment.

    HOS Dominator deploys Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to conduct a mating with USS Texas (SSN 775), Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/Monica McCoy)
  6. U.S. and Bangladesh navies begin CARAT exercise

    The two navies kicked off their latest iteration of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Chittagong, Nov. 4.

    U.S. and Bangladeshi navy officials listen to a recitation during the opening ceremony of CARAT Bangladesh, Nov. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  7. Carrier Air Wing 5 sharpens ASW skills during Keen Sword

    Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is among the many mission areas emphasized during exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 lands on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brandon Martin)
  8. USS Ashland joins typhoon recovery effort in Northern Mariana Islands

    The crew and embarked Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are supporting FEMA and local officials following Typhoon Yutu.

    Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals for a landing craft, utility (LCU) to approach USS Ashland (LSD 48) while onloading equipment in Okinawa earlier this week. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortensen)
  9. EOD Sailors, pilots hone boarding skills on Canadian ship during Keen Sword

    U.S. Sailors conducted helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (HVBSS) training aboard MV Asterix during exercise Keen Sword.

    Sailors from EODMU-5 fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's MV Asterix, Nov. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)
  10. Submarine Group 7 maximizes Keen Sword training opportunities with Japan

    Keen Sword is an opportunity to demonstrate how U.S. and Japanese submariners would detect, locate, track and engage enemy assets.

    A Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine transits to sea for exercise Keen Sword off Japan. (U.S. Navy/ETC Robert Gulini)