1. VP-16 aircrew conducts professional exchange with Indian Navy

    Representatives from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 recently met with counterparts from Indian Naval Air Squadron 312 in Goa to share P-8 aircraft expertise.

    Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 and Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 pause for a group photo during a subject matter expert exchange. (U.S. Embassy India photo)
  2. USS John P. Murtha underway for NASA Orion mission testing

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship is at sea for Underway Recovery Test (URT) 7 in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California.

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Lucas T. Hans)
  3. 7th Fleet commander joins Royal New Zealand Navy’s Fleet Warfare Forum

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer had the opportunity to share viewpoints and experiences with regional naval leaders on a range of maritime security issues.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer speaks to attendees at the Royal New Zealand Navy’s annual Fleet Warfare Forum, Oct. 29. (New Zealand Defence Force photo)
  4. Sailors participate in Resilient Workforce Summit

    Navy Region Hawaii, along with the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations hosted a Resilient Workforce Summit at Pearl Harbor, Oct. 24-25.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief James Honea addresses Sailors during a Resilient Workforce Summit, Oct. 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago )
  5. U.S. and Japan kick off exercise Keen Sword

    Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force began the biennial exercise Oct. 29, the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises to increase readiness.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation at the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  6. USS Shoup visits American Samoa during OMSI deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pago Pago, Oct. 27, as part of an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment.

    USS Shoup (DDG 86) sails into the harbor of Pago Pago for a port visit, Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Collins III)
  7. U.S. successfully conducts SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

    The Missile Defense Agency and USS John Finn (DDG 113) intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target during a flight test, Oct. 26.

    A Standard Missile (SM) 3 is launched from USS John Finn (DDG 113) as part of a Missile Defense Agency intercept test, Oct. 26. (Missile Defense Agency photo)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)