1. Olympia visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 31, for a port visit.

    USS Olympia (SSN 717) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 31. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  2. U.S.-Japan forces set milestones for enhancing amphibious, mine warfare

    Personnel from both nations and 34 different commands across ground, maritime, and air services recently met for bilateral amphibious and mine warfare discussions in Kure, Japan.

    Participants of the U.S.-Japan bilateral amphibious and mine warfare staff talks pose for a group photo in front of JS Bungo (MST 464). (U.S. Navy/LT Adam Cole)
  3. Pacific Partnership 2017 mission draws to a close

    Pacific Partnership 2017, embarked aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Singapore May 31, marking the conclusion of this year’s disaster response preparedness mission.

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam, May 8 for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  4. USS Stethem completes patrol in Western Pacific

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 28 following a four-month regional patrol.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) steams alongside USS Barry (DDG 52) during a formation exercise as part of MultiSail 2017 in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  5. Pacific Partnership concludes in Nha Trang, Vietnam

    The second Vietnam mission stop of this year's Pacific Partnership mission wrapped up May 29 after 10 days of activities focused on disaster response and relationship building.

    Lt. Cmdr. Justin Dye of Navy Medical Center San Diego examines neurological injury patients with local doctors at Khahn Hoa General Hospital, May 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  6. CARAT 2017 series begins, strengthening maritime partnerships, cooperation

    The 23rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series commenced in Sattahip, Thailand, May 29.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and ships from the Royal Thai Navy break formation following a maneuvering exercise during CARAT Thailand 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr.)
  7. USS Ashland departs Sasebo for regional patrol

    The amphibious dock landing ship departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, for a routine patrol, May 26.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo, May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  8. USS John S. McCain passes INSURV assessment

    The forward-deployed guided-missile cruiser passed all readiness requirements for a materiel assessment conducted by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, May 25.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) sit along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  9. USS Ronald Reagan completes carrier air wing qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing 5 completed carrier qualifications aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, May 22.

    Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 195, May 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nathan Burke)
  10. USS Ronald Reagan earns Japan's Zenkokai Award

    The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and its Sailors have received the Zenkokai Associaton Award for work in the local community.

    In this file photo, children from the Shunko Gakuen Orphanage look over the side of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a tour of the ship. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Ryan McFarlane)