1. USS Ronald Reagan wraps up Brisbane port visit

    The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Brisbane, July 28, after a five-day port visit following exercise Talisman Saber.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sits along the pier at Port of Brisbane, July 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  2. US, Timor-Leste to partner for annual CARAT exercise

    U.S. Sailors and Marines will work with Timor-Leste military forces and police during the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise, beginning July 31.

    In this file photo, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Carson Jones reviews evidence collection procedures with Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste service members in August 2016. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  3. Navy to commission newest destroyer Rafael Peralta

    The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is set to be commissioned during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony, July 29, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

    File photo of the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). (U.S. Navy)
  4. McCampbell visits Sydney following Talisman Saber

    The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Sydney, Australia, July 27 following a four-day port visit.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Sydney, July 27. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeremy Graham)
  5. USS Green Bay visits Brisbane after Talisman Saber

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a routine port visit, July 27.

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during exercise Talisman Saber, July 24. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jonathan Clay)
  6. USS Dewey set to return home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base San Diego, July 31, following a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Dewey (DDG 105) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Castellano)
  7. ‘Up-Gunned ESG’ concept moves forward in Talisman Saber exercise

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group successfully executed elements of the concept during more than two weeks of live action training.

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard ESG form up with Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy ships during Talisman Saber, July 22. (Royal Australian Navy/LSIS Helen Frank)
  8. U.S.-Australia team up for TS17 command and control from Bonhomme Richard

    The amphibious assault ship embarked a team of Royal Australian Navy Sailors to training, testing and demonstrating the interoperable capabilities of the U.S.-Australia Expeditionary Strike Group during Talisman Saber 17.

    Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Samuel Perkins communicates with ships of the U.S.-Australia expeditionary strike group from the combat information center aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17, July 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Cameron McCulloch)
  9. USS John C. Stennis completes combat systems assessment

    Combat systems Sailors completed a major readiness inspection in Combat Systems, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Readiness, July 21.

    In this file photo, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Alejandro Valdez identifies contacts within USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) combat direction center. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)
  10. Talisman Saber a success, 31st MEU re-embarks Bonhomme Richard ESG

    Several weeks of amphibious operations and logistics concluded July 25.

    A landing craft air cushion from Naval Beach Unit 7 approaches USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), July 23, as Marines return from training during Talisman Saber. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)