1. MCPON, VCNO honor 2018 Sailors of the Year

    The Navy's 2018 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a May 16 ceremony at the Navy Memorial.

    The 2018 Sailors of the Year cut a celebratory cake after the 2018 SOY pinning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/CTN2 Winter Griffith)
  2. U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

    Ships from Australia, Japan and the U.S. Navy began drills with FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships in the Bay of Bengal, May 16.

    The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) steams alongside the French frigates FASM Latouche-Treville and FS Provence, May 13. (French Navy photo)
  3. Chief of Naval Operations visits India, expands partnership

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson concluded a three-day visit to India, May 14.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson inspects the Indian navy Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  4. UCT-2 conducts maritime infrastructure assessment in Micronesia

    The goal of the weeks long assessment was to maintain and expand the harbor port in Pohnpei as well as improve navigation safety in both Pohnpei and Kapingamarangi Atoll.

    U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Rob Norton conducts a level II wharf inspection at Pohnpei Harbor, May 2. (U.S. Navy/CE2 Philip Wall)
  5. U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter Bertholf visits Manila

    USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) arrived in Manila, May 15, for the first visit by a U.S. cutter to the country in over seven years.

    In this file photo, USCGC Berthholf (WMSL 750) operates in the Pacific in January. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO John Masson)
  6. U.S., Philippine Coast Guards conduct joint search and rescue exercise

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard trained together at sea west of Manila, May 14.

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750), left, moves in formation with the Philippine Coast Guard vessels Batangas, center, and Kalanggaman during an exercise, May 14. (U.S. Coast Guard/CPO John Masson)
  7. USS Theodore Roosevelt participates in exercise Northern Edge

    The aircraft carrier and select ships from Carrier Strike Group 9 joined joint forces in Alaska for exercise Northern Edge 2019, May 13.

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019, May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Andrew Langholf)
  8. U.S. Navy CNO, ship and aircraft join IMDEX in Singapore

    Adm. John Richardson will engage with regional counterparts as USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) joins 23 warships and crews from 15 navies at IMDEX.

    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sits along the pier at Changi Naval Base, May 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Patrick Semales)
  9. ADMM-Plus exercise strengthens maritime security

    The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise concluded in Singapore May 13, following multilateral training in the South China Sea.

    Ships from ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus navies sail in formation during ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise 2019. (Singapore Ministry of Defence photo)
  10. Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

    Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in the joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska, May 13-24.

    File photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), which is participating in exercise Northern Edge this year. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Morgan K. Nall)