1. Navy and NASA complete Underway Recovery Test 7

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5.

    U.S. Navy divers prepare to attach the "front porch" to a test version of the Orion capsule as part of Underway Recovery Test 7. (NASA/Tony Gray)
  2. Undersea Rescue Command completes submarine rescue exercise off Alaska

    The exercise demonstrated the Navy’s ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in an unfamiliar environment.

    HOS Dominator deploys Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to conduct a mating with USS Texas (SSN 775), Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/Monica McCoy)
  3. U.S. and Bangladesh navies begin CARAT exercise

    The two navies kicked off their latest iteration of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Chittagong, Nov. 4.

    U.S. and Bangladeshi navy officials listen to a recitation during the opening ceremony of CARAT Bangladesh, Nov. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  4. Carrier Air Wing 5 sharpens ASW skills during Keen Sword

    Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is among the many mission areas emphasized during exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 lands on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brandon Martin)
  5. USS Ashland joins typhoon recovery effort in Northern Mariana Islands

    The crew and embarked Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are supporting FEMA and local officials following Typhoon Yutu.

    Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals for a landing craft, utility (LCU) to approach USS Ashland (LSD 48) while onloading equipment in Okinawa earlier this week. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortensen)
  6. EOD Sailors, pilots hone boarding skills on Canadian ship during Keen Sword

    U.S. Sailors conducted helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (HVBSS) training aboard MV Asterix during exercise Keen Sword.

    Sailors from EODMU-5 fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's MV Asterix, Nov. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)
  7. Submarine Group 7 maximizes Keen Sword training opportunities with Japan

    Keen Sword is an opportunity to demonstrate how U.S. and Japanese submariners would detect, locate, track and engage enemy assets.

    A Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine transits to sea for exercise Keen Sword off Japan. (U.S. Navy/ETC Robert Gulini)
  8. 31st MEU takes lead of typhoon response task force on Tinian

    More than 150 U.S. service members, including U.S. Navy Seabees, have arrived on Tinian in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 place an emergency power generator at a de-energized location during recovery operations following Super Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew R. White)
  9. Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct air defense training during Keen Sword

    The carrier strike group conducted a series of air defense exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force over the course of three days.

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Misawa Air Base, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)
  10. Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct Keen Sword logistics exchange

    Repair parts were delivered between forces during the ongoing exercise as part of a bilateral Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA).

    Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ryan Quinn, right, delivers a repair part to JS Huyuga (DDH-181), Oct. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters)