1. Message from the 77th Secretary of the Navy

    The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Navy, May 29.

  2. VP-40 completes fleet’s final active duty P-8A transition

    The 'Fighting Marlins' recently completed the transition from the P-3C Orion to the Navy’s newest maritime patrol aircraft.

    Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 Sailors place chocks under a P-8A Poseidon aircraft. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jakoeb VanDahlen)
  3. Navy issues COVID-19 standardized operational guidance

    The guidance lays out minimum actions required for Navy units to deploy safely in this environment.

    An F/A-18E attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 practices a touch-and-go maneuver on the recently-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
  4. Pacific Fleet Sea Sailor of the Year advanced in rare ceremony

    Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jason Webley was meritoriously advanced in a ceremony held at Fleet Activities Okinawa, Japan.

    Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jason Webley has his combination cover placed on by Fleet Activities Okinawa's Command Master Chief Michael Fluent. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Matthew Dickinson)
  5. U.S., Singapore navies exercise together in South China Sea

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) conducted a variety of drills to enhance interoperability.

    RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) sail together in the South China Sea, May 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brenton Poyser)
  6. Future USS Kansas City arrives at San Diego homeport

    Forgoing the traditional ceremony, the Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be commissioned via naval message and transitioned into service in June.

    The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) arrives at Naval Base San Diego, May 24. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kevin C. Leitner)
  7. USS Theodore Roosevelt helicopter squadrons airborne again

    Carrier Air Wing 11's two helo squadrons were flying missions two weeks ahead of the aircraft carrier departing Guam for carrier qualifications.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk takes off from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Guam, May 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Julian Davis)
  8. USS Blue Ridge arrives in Okinawa for limited port call

    The crew and staff of the 7th Fleet flagship will have limited access to specific designated areas at White Beach Naval Facility for “safe haven” liberty.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility, May 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Matthew Dickinson)
  9. USS Portland conducts Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test

    The test aboard the ship in the Pacific was the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser.

    USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Solid State Laser - Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) test in the Pacific, May 16. (U.S. Navy)
  10. USS Mississippi docks at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for maintenance, upgrades

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine will undergo routine maintenance and modernization.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) docks in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's Dry Dock 1, May 19. (U.S. Navy/Justice Vannatta)