1. Blue Blasters Hornet sundown ceremony marks end of an era

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, which last deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the legacy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, Feb. 1.

    An F/A-18C Hornet breaks off from a three-man formation of the aircraft by pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 as they fly over Naval Air Station Oceana for the final time, Feb. 1. (U.S. Navy photo)
  2. MSC-charter Cape Hudson sails the Pacific Pathways, delivers for Cobra Gold

    The voyage charter is part of a mobility operation for U.S. Army Pacific called Pacific Pathways 19-1.

    Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Pacific receive a safety brief at the pier prior to the offload of M/V Cape Hudson (T-AKR 5066), Jan. 27. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. John D. MacTaggart)
  3. VP-47 conducts joint maritime patrol operations with JMSDF

    The "Golden Swordsmen" and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts conducted a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures exercise, Jan. 30.

    Lt. j.g. Bryan Hunt, left, and Lt. j.g. Matt Johnston, both attached to Patrol Squadron 47, conduct flight operations in a P-8A Poseidon during a CMPOP exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force over the East China Sea, Jan. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)
  4. U.S. Pacific Fleet commander recognizes readiness restoration success at PSNS & IMF

    Adm. John Aquilino visited Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) Jan. 28.

    Adm. John Aquilino speaks with area Sailors and members of the PSNS & IMF workforce during an all-hands call in Bremerton, Jan. 28. (U.S. Navy/Scott Hansen)
  5. Submarine Group 9 welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Douglas Perry relieved Rear Adm. Blake Converse as commander during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 25.

    Rear Adm. Blake Converse delivers remarks during the change of command ceremony for Submarine Group 9. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Amanda R. Gray)
  6. USS Michael Monsoor commissioning ceremony honors legacy of Navy SEAL

    The Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), was commissioned Jan. 26 in San Diego.

    The crew of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) salute as the ship is brought to life during its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  7. USS Anchorage visits Singapore during regional operations

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines arrived in Singapore for a port visit, Jan. 26.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Charles White)
  8. USS John C. Stennis transfers supplies from Sri Lanka

    The aircraft carrier received supplies at sea in the Indian Ocean this week as part of a temporary cargo transfer initiative in Sri Lanka.

    File photo of a Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30 C-2A Greyhound logistics aircraft landing aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jake Greenberg)
  9. USS Essex visits Thailand during regional deployment

    The amphibious assault ship and embarked Marines of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Phuket, Jan. 24.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) sets anchor off the coast of Phuket after arriving for a port visit, Jan. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Phillips)
  10. Anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon concludes

    Four U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidons and a Los Angeles-class submarine participated.

    Airman Makoa Turner, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, launches a P-8A Poseidon to the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Sea Dragon, Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin Flinn)