1. Talisman Sabre 2019 concludes with ceremony aboard ESG flagship

    The U.S.-Australian exercise came to a close during a ceremony in Brisbane aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1), July 27.

    As seen from a rigid-hull inflatable boat providing security, an intercepted low profile vessel sits in the vicinity of USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), July 25. (U.S. Navy/MCSN David Glotzbach)
  2. USS Michael Murphy supports maritime interdiction operations

    The crew and embarked HSM-37 helicopter squadron detachment recently intercepted suspected drug smugglers during 4th Fleet operations in the Pacific.

    As seen from a rigid-hull inflatable boat providing security, an intercepted low profile vessel sits in the vicinity of USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), July 25. (U.S. Navy/CMDCM Jose Ramiro)
  3. USS Spruance, Mobile Bay arrive in Seattle for Seafair Fleet Week

    The two ships, along with a pair of Royal Canadian Navy ships and a U.S. Coast Guard vessel arrived July 29 for Seafair's annual Fleet Week.

    USS Spruance (DDG 111) sails toward Seattle, July 29. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Clemente Lynch)
  4. USS Ronald Reagan holds Coral Sea remembrance ceremony

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier held a wreath laying ceremony in the Coral Sea July 26, a year after discovery of the USS Lexington (CV-2) wreckage.

    Capt. Pat Hannifin, commanding officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Capt. Forrest Young, commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, lay a wreath into the Coral Sea during a remembrance ceremony, July 26. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jason Tarleton)
  5. HSC-25 aircrew rescues distressed sailor at sea near Guam

    The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 responded to a civilian in distress aboard a sailboat, July 24.

    Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Preston Smith swims toward a civilian in distress aboard a sailboat in the Pacific, July 24. (U.S. Navy photo)
  6. Wasp Amphibious Ready Group ends Talisman Sabre with Australia port visits

    USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville for port visits, July 26.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches the pier in Cairns, Australia, July 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
  7. USS Michael Murphy provides aid to stranded mariners

    The crew of the guided-missile destroyer provided assistance to five distressed Peruvian mariners in the Pacific, July 24, during operations in U.S. 4th Fleet.

    A boarding team from USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) delivers food, water, and medical aid to mariners aboard a fishing vessel in distress, July 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin R. Pacheco)
  8. Navy announces commissioning date for future USS Cincinnati

    The future San Diego-based Independence-variant littoral combat ship, LCS 20, will be commissioned 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)
  9. Menoni takes helm as commander of Joint Region Marianas

    Rear Adm. John Menoni assumed command from Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield during a ceremony in Guam, July 23.

    Rear Adm. John Menoni is piped aboard during the Joint Region Marianas change of command ceremony, July 23. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kane Weissman)
  10. USS Patriot visits Cebu during regional operations

    The forward-deployed mine countermeasures ship arrived in Cebu, Philippines, for a port visit, July 22.

    USS Patriot (MCM 7) approaches the port of Cebu, July 22. (U.S. Navy/Lt. James Magno)