1. U.S. Navy kicks off 26th RIMPAC exercise

    Adm. John Aquilino and Vice Adm. John Alexander announced the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise at Pearl Harbor, June 28.

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, and multinational participants answer questions about RIMPAC during a press conference, June 28. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Daniel James Lanari)
  2. USS Mustin provides aid to Filipino fishermen in distress

    The guided-missile destroyer assisted two distressed mariners, June 26, whose fishing boat was inoperable in the South China Sea after an engine malfunction.

    Two Filipino fishermen signal they are in distress to Sailors from USS Mustin (DDG 89), June 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sonja Wickard)
  3. Pacific Fleet and Fleet Forces commanders visit Surface Fleet’s Warfighting Development Center

    Adm. John Aquilino and Adm. Christopher Grady met with the team at SMWDC in San Diego, June 25.

    Adm. John Aquilino, left, and Adm. Christopher Grady, right, pose for a photo with Rear Adm. Dave Welch, June 25. (U.S. Navy/Clinton Beaird)
  4. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits Manila

    Ships of the strike group arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a scheduled port visit, June 26.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) operates in the Philippine Sea during exercise Malabar, June 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Myers)
  5. Nimitz: 50 years of teamwork and tradition

    The decorated history of the U.S. Navy's oldest active aircraft carrier began 50 years ago this month when the keel was laid on June 22, 1968.

    A bust of Adm. Chester Nimitz is revealed at the commissioning of the ship on May 3, 1975. (U.S. Navy)
  6. Sailor overcomes combat injuries, brings home 8 Warrior Games gold medals

    Master Chief Personnel Specialist Raina Hockenberry is assigned to Pearl Harbor-based USS Port Royal (CG 73).

    Master Chief Personnel Specialist Raina Hockenberry trains for the rowing competition in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 29, ahead of the DoD Warrior Games. (DoD/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
  7. USS Higgins returns to San Diego after deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Naval Base San Diego, June 21, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) transits San Diego Bay, June 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jacob I. Allison)
  8. Pacific Partnership 2018 mission comes to a close

    The annual multinational mission concluded, June 21, after completing stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the two primary Pacific Partnership mission platforms, sail in formation with the Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  9. Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor in Hawaii

    More than 500 Sailors from seven homeported ships in Pearl Harbor saluted, cheered and thanked 97-year-old former Chief Boatswain's Mate Ray Emory in a surprise ceremony, June 19.

    Ray Emory passes through sideboys during a farewell ceremony in his honor, June 19, before he departs Hawaii. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Justin Pacheco)
  10. Navy's newest littoral combat ship arrives in San Diego

    USS Manchester (LCS 14) arrived at its San Diego homeport, June 19, after being commissioned last month in New Hampshire.

    USS Manchester (LCS 14) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, June 19. (U.S. Navy)

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