1. USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

    The collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC occurred east of Singapore, Aug. 21.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Gavin Shields)
  2. Wreckage of USS Indianapolis located by researchers

    A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

    USS Indianapolis (CA 35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, July 10, 1945, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage and just 20 days before she was sunk. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. USS America departs Malaysia after port visit

    The amphibious assault ship with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Kota Kinabalu, Aug. 19.

    Tugs accompany the USS America (LHA 6) as it departs Malaysia, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alexander A. Ventura II)
  4. BHR ESG ships, 31st MEU completes certification exercise

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, completed certification exercise Aug. 18.

    Marines disembark a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a certification exercise, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Cameron McCulloch)
  5. USS Sterett arrives in Hawaii for final port visit of deployment

    The guided missile destroyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 18, for the final port visit during their deployment.

    Sailors aboard USS Sterett (DDG 104) render honors as the ship passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial en route to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  6. First CVW-5 jet squadrons relocate to Iwakuni this fall

    Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 115 and 195, along with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 will relocate at the conclusion of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group's fall patrol.

    In this file photo, Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-195, in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  7. USS San Diego drops anchor in Thailand for port visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Phuket, Thailand, Aug. 17, for a routine port visit.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) anchors off the coast of Phuket, Aug. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Justin A. Schoenberger)
  8. Seventh Fleet announces USS Fitzgerald accountability determinations

    The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Aug. 18.

    In this file photo, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) moves to a dry dock at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, July 11. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  9. USS Santa Fe returns home from deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 15, following a six-month deployment.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  10. Pacific commanders discuss advancing Indo-Asia-Pacific maritime security

    The second annual Pacific Warfighter Symposium was held at Pacific Fleet headquarters, Aug. 14-15.

    Pacific Warfighter Symposium participants gather for a group photo with Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Aug. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)