1. 31st MEU takes lead of typhoon response task force on Tinian

    More than 150 U.S. service members, including U.S. Navy Seabees, have arrived on Tinian in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 place an emergency power generator at a de-energized location during recovery operations following Super Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew R. White)
  2. Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct air defense training during Keen Sword

    The carrier strike group conducted a series of air defense exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force over the course of three days.

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Misawa Air Base, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)
  3. Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct Keen Sword logistics exchange

    Repair parts were delivered between forces during the ongoing exercise as part of a bilateral Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA).

    Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ryan Quinn, right, delivers a repair part to JS Huyuga (DDH-181), Oct. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  4. VP-16 aircrew conducts professional exchange with Indian Navy

    Representatives from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 recently met with counterparts from Indian Naval Air Squadron 312 in Goa to share P-8 aircraft expertise.

    Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 and Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 pause for a group photo during a subject matter expert exchange. (U.S. Embassy India photo)
  5. USS John P. Murtha underway for NASA Orion mission testing

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship is at sea for Underway Recovery Test (URT) 7 in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California.

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Lucas T. Hans)
  6. 7th Fleet commander joins Royal New Zealand Navy’s Fleet Warfare Forum

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer had the opportunity to share viewpoints and experiences with regional naval leaders on a range of maritime security issues.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer speaks to attendees at the Royal New Zealand Navy’s annual Fleet Warfare Forum, Oct. 29. (New Zealand Defence Force photo)
  7. Sailors participate in Resilient Workforce Summit

    Navy Region Hawaii, along with the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations hosted a Resilient Workforce Summit at Pearl Harbor, Oct. 24-25.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief James Honea addresses Sailors during a Resilient Workforce Summit, Oct. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago )
  8. U.S. and Japan kick off exercise Keen Sword

    Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force began the biennial exercise Oct. 29, the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises to increase readiness.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation at the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  9. USS Shoup visits American Samoa during OMSI deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pago Pago, Oct. 27, as part of an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment.

    USS Shoup (DDG 86) sails into the harbor of Pago Pago for a port visit, Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)
  10. U.S. successfully conducts SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

    The Missile Defense Agency and USS John Finn (DDG 113) intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target during a flight test, Oct. 26.

    A Standard Missile (SM) 3 is launched from USS John Finn (DDG 113) as part of a Missile Defense Agency intercept test, Oct. 26. (Missile Defense Agency photo)