1. U.S., Australia kick off exercise Sea Dragon on Guam

    The exercise focuses on building anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency and enhancing maritime patrol relationships in the Indo-Pacific.

    Service members from the U.S., Australia and the Republic of Korea pose in formation at the beginning of exercise Sea Dragon, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)
  2. U.S. Navy, JMSDF conduct cooperative deployment in East China Sea

    Ships with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) for a cooperative deployment, Jan. 11-12.

    USS Wasp (LHD 1), JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit in formation in the East China Sea, Jan. 12 (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)
  3. Chief of Naval Operations to visit China

    Adm. John Richardson is scheduled to visit China, Jan. 13 to 16, to meet with People's Liberation Army (Navy) commander Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong and other leaders.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson reviews an honor guard aboard a Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) frigate during a visit to Qingdao in July 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  4. NMCB-3 Seabees deploy to support ongoing Tinian recovery efforts

    Sixty Seabees assigned to NMCB-3 have deployed to Tinian to assume charge of continuing relief efforts on the island.

    Builder 3rd Class Jesse Martinez, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Detachment Guam, hammers a purlin to the roof of a home on Tinian in December. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
  5. Submarine Squadron 1 welcomes new commander

    Capt. Wesley Bringham relieved Capt. Richard Seif during a ceremony on the submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan 8.

    Capt. Richard Seif addresses guests during the Submarine Squadron 1 change of command ceremony as Capt. Wesley Bringham, right, and Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle look on. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Melvin J. Gonzalvo)
  6. Military Sealift Command gets Operation Deep Freeze underway on time

    The Military Sealift Command charter ship MV Ocean Giant is en route to Antarctica after recent cargo operations in Port Hueneme, California.

    In this file photo, MV Ocean Giant arrives at the ice-pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. SECNAV names future destroyer in honor of Navy veteran, Vietnam War POW

    A future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of Admiral Jeremiah Denton.

    An artist rendering of the future USS Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129). (U.S. Navy photo illustration)
  8. Coastal Riverine Group 1 crews conduct record Pacific transit

    Two Mark VI patrol boats assigned to the Guam detachment of Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 recently completed a 500 nautical mile long-range transit.

    A Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 operates in waters along the coast of Guam, Dec. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kory Alsberry)
  9. USS Anchorage, 13th MEU conclude cooperative deployment with Indian Navy

    The crew and embarked Marines trained at sea with an Indian Navy destroyer crew to improve on maritime capabilities between partners.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) sails alongside the Indian Navy's INS Rajput (D51) in the Indian Ocean, Dec. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan M. Breeden)
  10. Littoral Combat Group 1 returns from South America

    Sailors and Marines recently returned home to San Diego and Pearl Harbor after a series of engagements and exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion flies above USS Somerset (LPD 25) during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise off the coast of Peru in November. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Allison Bak)