1. Makin Island ARG/11th MEU make impact in 7th Fleet

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit provided a vital array of amphibious capabilities in U.S. 7th Fleet during a month-long stay in theater.

    U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys take off from the flight deck of USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during operations in the South China Sea, April 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Langer)
  2. 'Getting the Pulse of the Fleet' from Hollywood to Bollywood

    Getting around and talking to more than 140,000 Sailors spread over half the globe, Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman makes the most of her time spent away from Hawaii.

    Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman speaks with Sailors during an all hands call in Yokosuka, Japan, in July. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Juan King)
  3. USS Sterett visits Hong Kong during SAG deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer, part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 29.

    A harbor tug assists USS Sterett (DDG 104) upon arrival in Hong Kong, April 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  4. USS Hopper to visit Homer prior to Northern Edge

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to arrive in Homer, Alaska, April 29 for a port visit ahead of the biennial joint training exercise Northern Edge.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jon Dasbach)
  5. Pacific leadership commemorates ANZAC Day

    U.S. Pacific leaders gathered to commemorate Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, April 25.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, renders honors after laying a wreath during an Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, April 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur/Released)
  6. USS Jackson successfully completes missile test

    The littoral combat ship successfully fired a SeaRAM missile against an aerial drone, destroying the target in a test off the Southern California coast, April 22.

    In this file photo, a Sailor conducts maintenance on a SeaRAM system aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in Singapore in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amy M. Ressler)
  7. Crew safely recovered after helicopter crash near Guam

    A Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 crew was safely recovered by USS Dewey (DDG 105) after their MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crashed in waters near Guam, April 27.

    File photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jake Cannady)
  8. Carl Vinson Strike Group, JASDF conduct bilateral joint exercise

    Japan Air Self-Defense Forces and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 2 are conducting combined aviation exercises in the Philippine Sea.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operates in the Philippine Sea, April 24. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean M. Castellano)
  9. US Navy conducts simultaneous bilateral exercises with JMSDF, ROK Navy

    The exercises are taking place in waters both west of the Korean Peninsula and west of Japan, April 25-26.

    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) conducts a bilateral training exercise with JS Chokai (DDG 176), April 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  10. USS Michigan visits Busan, strengthens partnership with ROK Navy

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine arrived in Busan, South Korea, April 25, for a routine visit.

    USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan, April 25. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine Ralliford)