1. NMCB 4 completes Indo-Pacific deployment, relieved by NMCB 5

    A ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 15, marked the end of a six-month mission for NMCB 4 across the Indo-Pacific region.

    Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 raise the battalion colors during a relief in place, transfer of authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony in Okinawa, Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/MCC Matthew R. White)
  2. USS Harpers Ferry, 11th MEU visit Brunei for CARAT exercise

    During exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, Marines launched from Harpers Ferry are training ashore with Royal Brunei Armed Forces counterparts.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrives in Brunei, Oct. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Danielle Baker)
  3. U.S., Philippines, Japan kick off Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

    The maritime exercise, designed to promote regional security cooperation, and strengthen maritime partnerships and interoperability, began in Puerto Princesa, Oct. 14.

    Leaders from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Philippine Navy and Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy salute during the opening ceremony for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama, Oct. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Gregory Johnson)
  4. Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 comes to close in Guam

    Pacific Griffin, which wrapped up Oct. 10, was the most advanced naval training to date between the two nations during their longstanding maritime partnership.

    The Republic of Singapore Navy's RSS Formidable (68) leads a formation of ships including USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), USS Momsen (DDG 92), RSS Intrepid (69) and USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) to kick of exercise Pacific Griffin, Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Veloicaza)
  5. Pacific Fleet commander visits Sydney for Pacific International Maritime Exposition

    Adm. John C. Aquilino spoke at an international conference in Sydney, expressing support of the Royal Australian Navy’s focus on building a strong, capable navy.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks during a panel at the Royal Australian Navy's Sea Power Conference, Oct. 8. (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. Yokosuka commmands prepare for Super Typhoon Hagibis

    Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) has begun preparations for Super Typhoon Hagibis, expected to hit Japan Oct. 12-13.

    Harbor tugs assist the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) as it makes preparations for Super Typhoon Hagibis. (U.S. Navy/Ryo Isobe)
  7. 'Warriors of the Sea' exercise kicks off in the Philippines

    Exercise KAMANDAG 3, an annual bilateral exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. forces, also features participation from Japan.

    Sailors launch amphibious assault vehicles from USS Germantown (LSD 42) in preparation for exercise KAMANDAG. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Toni Burton)
  8. San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

    The 39th annual Fleet Week in San Francisco brings Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen together with the city to celebrate the sea services, Oct. 6-14.

    A Sailor mans the rails aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25) as the amphibious transport dock ship arrives in San Francisco, Oct. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  9. Boxer ARG, 11th MEU complete Tiger Strike exercise

    The exercise, which took place in several training locations in Malaysia, promoted integration and interoperability between the U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces.

    Construction Mechanic Constructionman Apprentice Caden Hans signals to a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) as it approaches the beach after launching from USS Green Bay (LPD 20) off the coast of Malaysia during exercise Tiger Strike. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  10. Navy commissions newest littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati

    The Navy's newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship joined the fleet during a ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, Oct. 5.

    Sailors stand at attention after the crew manned USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) during the ship's commissioning ceremony, Oct. 5. (U.S. Navy/MCC Rosalie Chang)