1. Hawaii-based ships to sortie ahead of Hurricane Douglas

    U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun plans to sortie.

    In this file photo, USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a regularly-scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, July 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Michael B. Zingaro)
  2. Newly-commissioned USS Tripoli departs shipyard for San Diego

    The amphibious assault ship, administratively commissioned earlier this month, has departed Pascagoula, Miss., and is en route to its San Diego homeport.

    In this file photo, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) operates in the Gulf of Mexico during builder's trails in July 2019. (U.S. Navy courtesy of HII by Derek Fountain)
  3. SEACAT 2020 puts regional cooperation first on agenda

    SEACAT is designed to enhance maritime security by highlighting the value of information sharing and multilateral coordination.

    Exercise planner Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Ryan observes during SEACAT as French Navy Cmdr. Jérémy Bachelier discusses French Navy operations.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Veloicaza)
  4. NMCB-3 assumes lead of Naval Construction Force operations in Indo-Pacific

    NMCB-3 relieved NMCB-5 following a deployment extended by the global pandemic.

    Cmdr. Jonathan Nieman, left, commanding officer of NMCB-3, receives authority of Camp Shields from Cmdr. Ryan Carey, NMCB-5 commanding officer, during a ceremony in Okinawa, July 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Lopez)
  5. Logistics team keeps 7th Fleet armed, fueled, fed in Indo-Pacific

    Singapore-based COMLOG WESTPAC/CTF 73 plans and executes the resupply of food, ordnance, fuel and repair parts for surface ships in 7th Fleet.

    Civilian mariners aboard USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) attach supplies to Carl Brashear’s AS-332 Super Puma helicopter during a replenishment-at-sea with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in May. (U.S. Navy/DJ Hinahon)
  6. SMWDC leads mine countermeasure exercise during Trident Warrior

    Trident Warrior is an annual large-scale, at-sea field experiment focused on addressing capability gaps.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 sits loaded with an Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) AN/ASQ-235 for use during Trident Warrior. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Timothy Wilson)
  7. Australia, Japan, join U.S. for trilateral naval exercise

    The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group along with RAN and JMSDF counterparts are exercising integrated maritime operations in an all-domain warfighting environment.

    As aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 fly overhead, ships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force steam in formation, July 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Codie L. Soule)
  8. 22 nations participate virtually in 19th SEACAT

    The largest number of nations ever will participate in the 19th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT).

    Exercise planner Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Ryan lays out the schedule of events to virtual participants to kick off SEACAT 2020, July 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher Veloicaza)
  9. Nimitz Strike Group, Indian Navy conduct cooperative exercises

    U.S. and Indian naval forces conducted high-end exercises in the Indian Ocean.

    The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, along with Indian Navy ships Rana, Sahyadri, Shivalik and Kamorta, steam in formation in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Donald R. White)
  10. U.S. Navy, JMSDF to flex mine warfare capabilities in exercise

    Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020, part of an annual exercise series, is underway off the coast of northern Japan.

    Sailors lower the mine neutralization vehicle (MNV) into the water for mine hunting practice aboard USS Pioneer (MCM 9), July 19. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Caleb Strong)