1. Pacific Fleet commander visits Indonesia, strengthens partnership

    Adm. John Aquilino wrapped up a multi-day visit to Indonesia July 3, reaffirming the U.S. Navy’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership between the two nations.

    Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presents a memento to the Indonesian Navy's Chief of the Naval Staff (Kasal) ADM Siwi Sukma Adji during a meeting between the two in Jakarta. (U.S. Embassy Indonesia photo)
  2. USS John S. McCain celebrates 25th anniversary during change of command

    Cmdr. Ryan Easterday relieved Cmdr. Micah Murphy during a July 2 ceremony that highlighted the ship's past while also looking to the future.

    Cindy McCain, the ship’s sponsor of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and wife of late Sen. John S. McCain III, is presented with a painting of her husband during the 25th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning, July 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Torrey W. Lee)
  3. U.S. Navy, JMSDF EOD technicians strengthen ties during mine exercise

    U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians participated in exercise IWOTO for the first time this year.

    U.S. Navy and JMSDF explosive ordnance disposal technicians pose for a photo on Mount Suribachi during a tour, June 22, at the close of exercise IWOTO 2019. (JMSDF photo)
  4. USS Stethem departs 7th Fleet after more than decade forward deployed

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations, June 30, following 14 years forward-deployed to Japan.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63), steams in waters of the Western Pacific during a three-carrier strike force exercise in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
  5. U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter visits Fiji

    USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Lautoka, June 27, marking the cutter’s first international port call of their Western Pacific patrol.

    Josaia Maiwai, left, a Fijian fisheries officer, meets with Capt. Bob Little, center, commanding officer of USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), and Lt. Cmdr. Eric Quigley, the ship's operations officer, while underway in the Western Pacific, June 25.  (U.S. Coast Guard/PO2 Jasmine Mieszala)
  6. USS Montgomery arrives in Davao City for port visit

    The Independence-class littoral combat ship arrived in Davao City, June 29, for the ship’s first port visit to the Philippines during her first deployment.

    USS Montgomery (LCS 8) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Muclkey Photography)
  7. Fair winds and following seas to a Pearl Harbor icon

    Family, friends and guests paid their last respects to one of the iconic figures of the Pearl Harbor region, retired Master Chief Yeoman James “Jim” Taylor, June 27.

    In this file photo, retired Master Chief Yeoman Jim Taylor, Pearl Harbor survivor liaison, speaks about Pearl Harbor survivor Coxswain Gale D. Mohlenbrink during an ash scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island in 2013. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Johans Chavarro)
  8. U.S. Navy to christen littoral combat ship Oakland

    The future San Diego-based Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be christened during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, June 29.

    A graphic representation of the future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland (LCS 24). (U.S. Navy)
  9. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 Sailors awarded Bronze Stars for valor

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians 1st Class Christopher Greene and Travis Holland were recognized for their heroic actions during Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians 1st Class Christopher Greene and Travis Holland pose for a photo with Capt. Oscar Rojas after he presented the two Sailors with the Bronze Star Medal, June 27. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kara Handley)
  10. 30th Naval Construction Regiment, ROK Navy Seabees strengthen cooperation

    A new memorandum of understanding continues the longstanding partnership between the two naval engineering units.

    Capt. Steve Stasick and Capt. Seok Han Yoon, sign a memorandum of understanding between their two units, June 26. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew White)