1. USS Patriot visits Darwin during regional operations

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a port visit, July 11, following recent training exercises and engagements in Southeast Asia.

    In this file photo, USS Patriot (MCM 7) operates in the South China Sea in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corbin J. Shea)
  2. Coast Guard cutter, Navy destroyer join Expeditionary Strike Group 7

    USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) sails behind HMAS Canberra (L02) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Talisman Sabre, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus Castaneda)
  3. U.S. Naval Forces Japan welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Brian Fort became the 35th Naval Forces Japan commander, relieving Rear Adm. Gregory Fenton during a ceremony in Yokosuka, July 10.

    Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort, right, salutes Adm. John C. Aquilino, as he assumes command of Naval Forces Japan from Rear Adm. Gregory J. Fenton. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Aidan Campbell)
  4. USS John S. McCain Sailors honored for damage control efforts following 2017 collision

    50 Sailors who distinguished themselves for their bravery and contributions were recognized in a ceremony, July 10.

    Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during an awards ceremony, July 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  5. U.S., Royal Malaysian navies conduct submarine warfare talks

    The meeting, hosted by Submarine Squadron 15, brought together key leaders from the U.S. and Malaysian submarine forces, July 9-10 on Guam.

    Capt. Jeff Bierley, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), guides Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts and First Adm. Baharudin Bin Wan Md Nor on a ship tour, July 9. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Randall W. Ramaswamy)
  6. CNO holds video teleconference with Chinese counterpart

    The two leaders discussed the importance of maintaining a routine dialogue centered on reducing strategic, operational and tactical risk between the two navies.

    In this file photo, Adm. John Richardson salutes alongside Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong while arriving for a January meeting at the People's Liberation Army (Navy) headquarters in Beijing. (U.S. Navy/MCC Elliott Fabrizio)
  7. Talisman Sabre 2019, largest ever bilateral defense exercise in Australia opens

    The opening ceremony was held aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Port of Brisbane, July 7.

    Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, commander of the U.S. Navy's Task Force 70, speaks in the hangar bay aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a reception celebrating the opening of exercise Talisman Saber, July 7. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Reina J. Delgado)
  8. USS Montgomery arrives in Singapore on rotational deployment

    The Independence-variant littoral combat ship arrived at Changi Naval Base, July 6, as part of a rotational deployment to the region.

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) sits along the pier after arriving at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, July 6. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  9. Ronald Reagan Strike Group arrives in Australia for port visit

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Brisbane, July 5, following the arrival of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) in Townsville the previous day.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches Brisbane, July 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Codie L. Soule)
  10. Navy Mark VI, Coast Guard patrol boats visit Yap, Micronesia

    Two Mark VI patrol boats from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, along with Coast Guard patrol boat Kiska arrived in Yap, July 3, for a port visit.

    U.S. Navy Mark VI patrol boats approach the pier in Colonia, July 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jasen Moreno-Garcia)

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