1. Ronald Reagan CSG, Boxer ARG provide ready, capable forward presence in Indo-Pacific

    Ships and aircraft from the ARG and CSG conducted joint, high-end warfighting exercises in the South China Sea.

    Ships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group sail in formation in the South China Sea, Oct. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Erwin Jacob V. Miciano )
  2. Navy to commission littoral combat ship Cincinnati

    The Navy will commission the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship during a ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, Oct. 5.

    The future littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) conducts acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico in February. (U.S. Navy/Austal USA)
  3. U.S., Republic of Singapore navies conduct SINKEX during Pacific Griffin

    The exercise gave participating units the opportunity to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea.

    The Republic of Singapore Navy frigate RSS Intrepid (69) fire a Harpoon anti-ship missile in the waters off Guam, Oct. 1. (Republic of Singapore Navy photo)
  4. Littoral combat ship successfully launches Naval Strike Missile

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in waters near Guam, Oct. 1.

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) launches a Naval Strike Missile (NSM), Oct. 1. (U.S. Navy/MCC Shannon Renfroe)
  5. Expeditionary Strike Group 3 welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. John Gumbleton assumed command from Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle during a ceremony aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in San Diego, Sept. 30.

    Rear Adm. John Gumbleton salutes Vice Adm. Scott Conn, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, during the Expeditionary Strike Group 2 change of command ceremony, Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ethan Jaymes Morrow)
  6. Malaysian, U.S. militaries partner for exercise Tiger Strike

    The bilateral exercise, which runs through Oct. 5, kicked off aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Sept. 30.

    U.S. Marines and Sailors, and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces stand in ranks aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20) the opening ceremony for exercise Tiger Strike, Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  7. Wikoff takes command of 7th Fleet's Task Force 70

    Rear Adm. George Wikoff relieved Rear Adm. Karl Thomas during a ceremony aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 70) in the South China Sea, Sept. 29.

    Rear Adm. George M. Wikoff commander of Task Force 70, salutes sideboys as he departs a change of command ceremony in the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) hangar bay, Sept. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Alexandra Seeley)
  8. U.S. 3rd Fleet changes hands, Alexander retires

    Vice Adm. Scott Conn relieved Vice Adm. John Alexander during a ceremony aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in San Diego, Sept. 27.

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander is piped ashore after relinquishing command of U.S. 3rd Fleet to Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn, Sept. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Timothy Heaps)
  9. U.S., Singapore strengthen partnership with Pacific Griffin exercise

    The biennial exercise conducted in waters near Guam enhances combined proficiency at sea while strengthening relationships between the two navies.

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) transits the Pacific earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Josiah J. Kunkle)
  10. Chief of Naval Operations visits Republic of Korea

    Adm. Mike Gilday visited the Republic of Korea to engage with U.S. Sailors and ROK national and naval leadership, Sept. 25.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday participates in an  honor guard ceremony with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Sim Seung-Seob during a visit to the ROK Ministry of Defense, Sept. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Raymond D. Diaz III)