1. Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct bilateral training

    The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participated in bilateral training in the South China Sea, Aug. 31.

    Ships of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in formation during bilateral training in the South China Sea, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)
  2. U.S. Navy ship, aircraft join Royal Australian Navy exercise Kakadu

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and a P-8A from Patrol Squadron 45 are participating in Australia's largest maritime exercise.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) sits at anchor in Darwin Harbor, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Morgan K. Nall)
  3. LA Fleet Week hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities seminar

    Military and civilian leaders gathered to discuss how to best work together during crises.

    Vice Adm John D. Alexander speaks at a Defense Support of Civil Authorities Senior Leadership Seminar in Los Angeles. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Natan Carpenter)
  4. USS Anchorage conducts at-sea exercise with Sri Lanka Navy

    The amphibious transport dock ship partnered with SLNS Suranimila (P702) for an exercise in the Indian Ocean, Aug. 28.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and a pair of landing craft air cushions (LCAC) steam in formation with SLNS Suranimila (P702). (U.S. Marine Coprs/Cpl. Victoria Decker)
  5. Los Angeles Fleet Week begins as ships arrive

    The third annual Los Angeles Fleet Week is underway with the arrival of ships and the event's opening ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 28.

    USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrives at the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 28, to begin Los Angeles Fleet Week. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Fleet Week)
  6. U.S., Timor-Leste begin annual CARAT exercise

    The exercise kicked off with an opening ceremony at Port Hera Navy Base, Aug. 27.

    In this file photo, Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Alexander Arellanokendall and members of the Timor-Leste Defense Force test the sea worthiness of a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) after repairs were made to it during CARAT 2016. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  7. 17th SEACAT exercise kicks off with 9 nations

    The exercise focuses on increasing maritime domain awareness through collaborative and coordinated sharing of information.

    In this file photo, liaison officers coordinate exercise activities in Singapore during SEACAT 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  8. Wasp Amphibious Ready Group conducts passing exercise with JMSDF

    Ships of the Wasp ARG partnered with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's JS Osumi (LST 4001) during a PASSEX, Aug. 26.

    Ships of the Wasp ARG and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in formation during a passing exercise, Aug. 26. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor King)
  9. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam sets TCCOR 1

    As of 10 a.m., Aug. 24, the base is at Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1, indicating destructive and sustained winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 12 hours.

    Morale Welfare and Recreation employees and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam personnel go over emergency preparation kits at the base fitness center as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin M. Colbert)
  10. USS Anchorage arrives in Sri Lanka, 7th Fleet expands logistics services

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked 13th MEU arrived in Trincomalee for a port visit, Aug. 24.

    Members of the Sri Lanka Navy band welcome USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as the amphibious transport dock ship arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Embassy Sri Lanka photo)