1. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to return from deployment

    The Makin Island ARG is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego from a seven-month deployment, May 15.

    In this file photo, the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group operates in the Western Pacific in October. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Dennis Grube)
  2. Santa Fe visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 11 for a port visit.

    USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  3. Swift stresses commitment to region, strong defense ties during Singapore visit

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited Singapore May 6-8 to reaffirm the U.S. Navy's strong partnership and ties with the Singapore Armed Forces.

    Adm. Scott Swift conducts an all hands call with personnel stationed in Singapore, May 8. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Micah Blechner)
  4. Pacific Partnership 2017 arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam

    Pacific Partnership 2017 began a mission in Da Nang, May, 8 with the arrival of the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrives in Da Nang, May 8, for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  5. USS Ronald Reagan departs Yokosuka for sea trials

    The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 7, for sea trials to conclude a maintenance period.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the waters south of Japan while returning to Yokosuka in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  6. USS Essex returns to sea after upgrades, maintenance

    The amphibious assault ship returned to sea May 3 for sea trials, marking the end of a post-deployment planned maintenance availability, which began in March 2016.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) transits San Diego Bay, May 3. (U.S. Navy)
  7. USS Lake Erie set to depart San Diego on deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser, with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego on an independent deployment, May 8.

    In this file photo, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Osaka, Japan, during a previous deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Mackenzie P. Adams)
  8. America ARG conducts Composite Training Unit Exercise

    The America Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the Southern California coast, May 1.

    In this file photo, USS San Diego (LPD 22), USS America (LHA 6) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) conduct a simulated strait transit in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  9. Cheyenne visits Sasebo during 7th Fleet deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, May 2, for a port visit.

    USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Ace Rheaume)
  10. Pacific Fleet Sailors develop new use for UAVs

    Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley and a team from the Pacific Submarine Force staff developed a proposal for utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles during man overboard searches.

    Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley poses for a photo holding an unmanned aerial vehicle. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)