1. USS Pioneer and USS Patriot visit Puerto Princesa

    The mine countermeasures ships arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for resupply and routine maintenance purposes, May 9.

    USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) sail together through the South China Sea, May 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Corbin J. Shea)
  2. Lieutenant assumes command of Mark VI patrol boat crew

    Lt. Antionne Winston is the second officer to assume one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

    Lt. Antionne Winston is piped ashore after assuming command of Coastal Riverine Squadron Three Bravo Company Crew One, May 10. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kara Handley)
  3. HSC-25 supports local, federal firefighters to contain Guam fire

    An aircrew assisted in successfully containing a fire by dropping 28,140 gallons of water during a six-hour mission.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 drops water on a fire on Guam, May 9. (U.S. Navy/JoAnna Delfin)
  4. U.S., partner navies sail together in South China Sea

    A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer joined ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the Philippine Navy to sail through the South China Sea, May 2-8.

    Ships from the U.S. Navy, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Philippine Navy steam together, May 5. (JMSDF photo)
  5. U.S. Navy concludes support of JSDF-led F-35A search and recovery efforts

    A U.S. Navy salvage team aboard a contracted vessel completed its mission after locating debris from the aircraft off the coast of Japan, May 8.

    File photo of a U.S. Navy cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV-21). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx)
  6. Pacific Partnership 2019 continues with welcoming ceremony in Vietnam

    Leaders gathered for a ceremony to kick off the sixth Pacific Partnership mission stop in Tuy Hoa, May 6.

    Representatives from the local government of the Phu Yen Province pose for a group photo with Pacific Partnership 2019 leadership during the opening ceremony at the Hall of the Provincial Labor Union, May 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Tyrell K. Morris)
  7. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge returns to Singapore

    The visit underscores a strong partnership with the Republic of Singapore Navy based on regular ship visits, exchanges and exercises.

    A line handler awaits the arrival of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship approaches the pier in Singapore, May 6.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  8. Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes mission stop in Timor-Leste

    The fifth Pacific Partnership 2019 mission stop wrapped up in Dili, May 3.

    Vice Minister of Health Bonifacio Maukoli dos Reis presents Capt. Randy Van Rossum a ceremonial tais during a ceremony marking the completion of a Pacific Partnership renovation project at health clinic maternity ward, May 3. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Carpenter)
  9. USS Louisville returns home to Pearl Harbor following deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and crew returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 2.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Hinton)
  10. Lieutenant assumes command in new Coastal Riverine Force position

    Lt. Andrew Bergstrom recently became the Navy’s first officer to assume command of one of the Coastal Riverine Force’s new Mark VI patrol boat command-at-sea billets.

    Lt. Andrew Bergstrom poses in front of a Mk VI patrol boat after assuming command of Coastal Riverine Squadron Three Alpha Company Crew Two, April 18.  (U.S. Navy/Lt. Kara Handley)