1. USS Carl Vinson aviators complete 1000th trap

    Two naval aviators aboard the aircraft carrier achieved a major career milestone during operations in the Pacific, Jan. 18.

    Capt. Tom Barber and Cmdr. Jason Hutcherson land aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), completing their 1,000th trap.  (U.S. Navy/MCSA Eleanor D. Vara)
  2. Brown assumes command of Naval Surface Forces

    Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown relieved Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as commander of Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, Jan. 18.

    Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown, center, relieves Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, left, Jan. 18 at the Naval Surface Forces headquarters in San Diego. (U.S. Navy)
  3. USS Anchorage departs for NASA's Orion mission

    The amphibious transport dock ship departed Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 17, to conduct an Underway Recovery Test (URT) in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departs Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jesse Monford)
  4. USS Texas visits Sasebo during Western Pacific deployment

    The Virginia-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its deployment to the region.

    In this file photo, USS Texas (SSN 775) transits Tokyo Bay during a previous deployment to the region. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  5. USS John C. Stennis returns to sea for training

    The aircraft carrier departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 16, for its first underway training period of the year.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Puget Sound, Jan. 16, after getting underway for training. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Charles D. Gaddis IV)
  6. USS Michael Murphy departs for deployment to Western Pacific

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Pearl Harbor, Jan. 15, for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

    In this file photo, USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) prepares to refuel at sea with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during pre-deployment training in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Kurtis A. Hatcher)
  7. USS America and USS San Diego depart Guam

    The amphibious assault ship and the amphibious transport dock ship both part of the America Amphibious Ready Group along with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, departed Guam Jan. 12.

    The USS America (LHA 6) departs Guam following a scheduled port visit, Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Vance Hand)
  8. Future USS Portland transits the Panama Canal

    The pre-commissioned amphibious transport dock ship recently made its way through the Panama Canal en route to its new San Diego homeport.

    In this file photo, the future USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop, Jan. 2. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  9. USS Wasp arrives in Japan to join forward deployed naval forces

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 14, completing a 28,400-mile journey from Norfolk, Va. that began in late August.

    Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) man the rails as the amphibious assault ship arrives in Sasebo, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  10. USS Chafee returns from Western Pacific deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 12, following an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and South America.

    USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin R. Pacheco)