1. Alameda-based Coast Guard cutter and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol

    While deployed, the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) crew will be serving alongside other DoD military forces, particularly the U.S. Navy.

    The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) departs Alameda for a patrol in the Western Pacific., Jan. 20. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  2. Future USS Michael Monsoor set for San Diego commissioning

    The Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer will be commissioned Jan. 26 at Naval Air Station North Island.

    The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) cruises under the Coronado Bridge as it arrives at its San Diego homeport for the first time, Dec. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jacob I. Allison)
  3. USNS Brunswick visits Bitung, Indonesia

    The ship’s crew hosted a number of ship tours and participated in various community events throughout the port visit on the island of Sulawesi.

    Capt. Adam Streeper, ship’s master of USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), shakes hands with a member of a local Minahasa dance troupe after arriving in Bitung. (U.S. Navy/Cmdr. Greg Adams)
  4. Chief of Naval Operations visits 7th Fleet waterfront

    Sailors of various ratings and ranks sat down with the CNO, who spoke on topics such as current expectations and future goals for the region.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is piped aboard USS Benfold (DDG 65), Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Mortensen)
  5. USS Rafael Peralta Sailors first through new combat systems trainer in San Diego

    More than 40 crew members from the ship were the first to pilot the updated Advance Warfare Training (AWT) curriculum inside the new warfighting laboratory.

    Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario, Jan. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Nicholas Burgains)
  6. American, British navies sail together in South China Sea

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and the Royal Navy's HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together in the South China Sea, Jan. 11-16.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and HMS Argyll (F231) maneuver during a divisional tactics exercise in the South China Sea, Jan. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 John Harris)
  7. CNO visits China, underscores importance of professional interaction at sea

    Discussions with senior Chinese defense officials focused on risk reduction and operational safety measures.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is greeted by an honor guard at the People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) headquarters in Bejing, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MCC Elliott Fabrizio)
  8. Seabee shares common bond with grandfather 74 years later

    Chief Construction Mechanic Robin Nicely is among the Seabees supporting disaster recovery efforts on Tinian, an island his grandfather helped liberate during WWII.

    Chief Construction Mechanic Robin Nicely pauses for a photo while supporting typhoon recover efforts on Tinian, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
  9. U.S., Australia kick off exercise Sea Dragon on Guam

    The exercise focuses on building anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency and enhancing maritime patrol relationships in the Indo-Pacific.

    Service members from the U.S., Australia and the Republic of Korea pose in formation at the beginning of exercise Sea Dragon, Jan. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Kevin A. Flinn)
  10. U.S. Navy, JMSDF conduct cooperative deployment in East China Sea

    Ships with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) for a cooperative deployment, Jan. 11-12.

    USS Wasp (LHD 1), JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit in formation in the East China Sea, Jan. 12 (U.S. Navy/MC1 Daniel Barker)

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