1. Future USS Michael Monsoor departs Bath, honors namesake

    The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers departed Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine ahead of Veterans Day weekend, bound for San Diego.

    The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) sails through the Atlantic during acceptance trials earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/Bath Iron Works)
  2. USS Green Bay arrives in Port Moresby for APEC support

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Port Moresby, Nov. 13, marking second time a U.S. ship has visited Papua New Guinea in two months.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) anchors in Port Moresby Harbor, Nov. 13. (U.S. Navy/CWO4 Mike Garcia)
  3. U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

    A Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 F/A-18 experienced a mechanical issue that resulted in the crew ejecting while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 12.

    In this file photo, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 conduct flight operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in July. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  4. Ronald Reagan Strike Group concludes exercise Keen Sword

    The joint/bilateral exercise with the Japan Self-Defense Force wrapped up Nov. 8.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and JS Hyuga (DDH 181) sail in formation with 16 other U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships during Keen Sword, Nov. 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaila V. Peters )
  5. CTF-75 supports Task Force West in typhoon recovery effort

    Guam-based Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is assisting with the joint effort following Super Tyhpoon Yutu.

    Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 move an emergency power generator into place at a location on Tinian during recovery operations following Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy/MCCC Matthew R. White)
  6. CTF-72 patrol squadrons train with Japan counterparts in exercise Keen Sword

    Keen Sword offers an opportunity for deployed patrol squadrons to increase interoprability with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts.

    Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, pose with members of U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol squadrons during a visit to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Nov. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)
  7. Navy and NASA complete Underway Recovery Test 7

    USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5.

    U.S. Navy divers prepare to attach the "front porch" to a test version of the Orion capsule as part of Underway Recovery Test 7. (NASA/Tony Gray)
  8. Undersea Rescue Command completes submarine rescue exercise off Alaska

    The exercise demonstrated the Navy’s ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in an unfamiliar environment.

    HOS Dominator deploys Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to conduct a mating with USS Texas (SSN 775), Oct. 27. (U.S. Navy/Monica McCoy)
  9. U.S. and Bangladesh navies begin CARAT exercise

    The two navies kicked off their latest iteration of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Chittagong, Nov. 4.

    U.S. and Bangladeshi navy officials listen to a recitation during the opening ceremony of CARAT Bangladesh, Nov. 4. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tristin Barth)
  10. Carrier Air Wing 5 sharpens ASW skills during Keen Sword

    Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) is among the many mission areas emphasized during exercise Keen Sword with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 lands on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brandon Martin)