1. Command of 7th Fleet expeditionary task force changes hands

    Capt. Eric C. Correll relieved Capt. Robert Baughman as Commander, Task Force 75 during a ceremony in Guam, Oct. 26.

    The official party salutes as the national anthem plays during the CTF 75 change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kory Alsberry)
  2. Sea services arrive for Fleet Week San Diego

    USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrived in downtown San Diego, Oct. 23, joining USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717) and other commands for the week-long celebration.

    USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) approaches Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Lasheba James)
  3. 3rd Fleet hosts ROK Joint Chiefs chairman, strengthens partnership

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander hosted Republic of Korea Army Gen. Park Han-ki during a visit to San Diego, Oct. 22-23.

    Capt. Rich LeBron, commanding officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), describes flight deck capabilities to Gen. Park Han-ki during a ship’s tour, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Gavin Shields)
  4. Submarine Group 7 commander attends Sri Lanka Navy’s Galle Dialogue

    Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts represented the U.S. Navy at the ninth annual “Galle Dialogue” international maritime conference in Sri Lanka Oct. 22-23.

    Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts presents a memento to Vice Adm. Sirimevan Ranasinghe, commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, during the "Galle Dialogue" conference, Oct. 22. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Joshua Engle)
  5. NMCB-3 assumes authority for Indo-Pacific Naval Construction Force operations

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 relieved NMCB-5 during a ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 22.

    Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 stand at parade rest during a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shields, Oct. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Lopez)
  6. USS Princeton excels, earns distinguished Spokane Trophy

    The crew of the guided-missile cruiser received the 2017 Spokane Trophy during a recent ceremony aboard the ship in San Diego.

    Ivan Urnovitz, president of the Spokane Navy League, presents a plaque to commanding officer Capt. Justin A. Kubu and the crew USS Princeton (CG 59). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  7. Submarine Group 7 commander embarks JMSDF submarine

    Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts got underway with JS Seiryū (SS-509) for a familiarity cruise and to reinforce the submarine group’s commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance.

    Rear Adm. Jimmy Pitts, commander of Submarine Group 7, is welcomed aboard JS Seiryu's (SS 509) commanding officer, Cmdr. Takehiko Hirama, Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan Litzenberger)
  8. USS Ronald Reagan resumes flight operations following helicopter crash

    A U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk crashed on the flight deck shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19, and all injured personnel are in stable condition.

    In this file photo, an MH-60R Sea Hawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 launches from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in September. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  9. SMWDC Mine Warfare Division certified as Theater Mine Warfare Commander

    The deployable Mine Warfare Battle Staff is now certified to lead complex mine warfare missions.

    In this file photo, an MH-53E Sea Dragon from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 hovers to recover training sea mines as USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) operates in the distance during exercise RIMPAC in July. (U.S. Navy)
  10. USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Suva, Oct. 17, following a visit that celebrated decades of Fiji-American naval partnership.

    Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer USS Shoup (DDG 86), exchanges gifts with Capt. Humphrey Tawake, commander of the Fiji Navy, Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)