1. CTF 70 and DESRON 15 commanders relieved due to loss of confidence

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, relieved Rear Adm. Charles Williams and Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, Sept. 18.

  2. USS Rushmore visits Vanuatu during OMSI mission

    The amphibious dock landing ship with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, anchored off the coast of Vanuatu for a port visit, Sept. 15.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  3. US, Malaysian navies begin bilateral maritime exercise

    The U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy kicked off Maritime Training Activity Malaysia at Lumut Naval Base, Sept. 18.

    In this file photo, USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrives in Langkawi, Malaysia, earlier this year for the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  4. USS Coronado visits Jakarta, lays wreath on USS Houston in Sunda Strait

    The littoral combat ship crew paid homage to fallen shipmates following a goodwill visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 14-16.

    BMC William Garcia, left, and BM2 Paul Coombs toss a wreath to sea at the site of the wreckage of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D29), Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaleb R. Staples)
  5. Command of 3rd Fleet changes hands as Tyson retires

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander relieved Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson during a change of command and retirement ceremony in San Diego, Sept. 15.

    Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson gives her final remarks as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet as she prepares to relinquish command to Vice Adm. John D. Alexander. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Natalie Byers)
  6. U.S. 7th Fleet, Republic of Korea Navy reaffirm close partnership

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer met with senior leaders from the U.S. and ROK militaries to discuss maritime security and strength ties, Sept. 14.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer speaks with Vice Adm. Jung, Jin-Sup during an office call, Sept. 14. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  7. Pacific Fleet commander meets with afloat training and assessment leaders

    Adm. Scott Swift discussed opportunities to improve training and readiness with Afloat Training Group (ATG) personnel in San Diego, Sept. 14.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks with the staff at Afloat Training Group Pacific on Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  8. Coast Guard, Navy coordinate medical evacuation for man on cruise ship off Maui

    A 72-year-old man was medevaced to Maui by a crew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Sept. 13.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk from HSM-37 prepares to hoist a man aboard from a cruise ship, Sept. 14. (U.S. Coast Guard)
  9. Carrier Air Wing 5 completes carrier qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducted carrier qualifications, Sept. 9-12.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during carrier qualifications, Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  10. MCPON meets with Sailors in Sasebo during Japan visit

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano met with personnel assigned to Task Force 76 and Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sept. 12.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks with Sailors and Marines during an all hands call aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)