1. Navy announces Deployability Assessment and Assignment Program

    The program will ensure the timely disposition, processing, and accountability of Sailors who are either medically, legally or administratively limited from deployment.

    In this file photo, Sailors man the rails as USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returns to its San Diego homeport earlier this year.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Alex Corona)
  2. Ronald Reagan Strike Group visits Guam after Valiant Shield

    Ships and Sailors arrived at Naval Base Guam, Sept. 24, following the successful completion of joint exercise Valiant Shield.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches U.S. Naval Base Guam, Sept. 24. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Codie L. Soule)
  3. Under Secretary of the Navy lays wreath for Sailors, Marines in Tarawa

    Under Secretary Thomas Modly is on a multi-nation visit to the Oceania region focused on strengthening partnerships and cooperation.

    Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly pays his respects after laying a wreath at the memorial for the Sailors and Marines killed and wounded during the Battle of Tarawa. (U.S. Navy/Cmdr. Scott McIlnay)
  4. USS Emory S. Land welcomes new commanding officer

    Capt. Michael Luckett relieved Capt. Douglas Bradley as commanding officer of the submarine tender during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor, Sept. 21.

    Capt. Michael Luckett, right, relieves Capt. Douglas A. Bradley, left, during the ceremony aboard USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Richard A. Miller)
  5. Navy combat camera legacy honored during bicoastal disestablishment ceremonies

    Ceremonies recognizing the disestablishment of the Navy’s two combat camera units were held in Norfolk and San Diego, Sept. 21.

    In this file photo, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio Turretto Ramos, assigned to Fleet Combat Camera Pacific, documents close quarters battle training during a unit training exercise in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Zachary S. Eshleman)
  6. MCPON visits Carl Vinson, achieves 30 years of service

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier in San Diego, Sept. 19, the 30th anniversary of his Navy enlistment.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speaks at an all-hands call in the hangar bay of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)
  7. Joint task force introduces new shallow-water mine capability during Valiant Shield

    The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force teamed up to pilot the new capability at the launch of the exercise in the Northern Marianas region.

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare a Quickstrike mine to be loaded onto a B-52 at Andersen Air Force Base, Sept. 16. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)
  8. Joint U.S. forces team for exercise Valiant Shield 2018

    The U.S.-only training is taking place around the Marianas Island Range Complex and on Guam through Sept. 23.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 ships as U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft, led by a B-52 Stratofortress, pass overhead during Valiant Shield 2018, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Erwin Miciano)
  9. Hawaii bids aloha to USS O'Kane, USS Wayne E. Meyer

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived and USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed for San Diego this week in homeport shifts for the ships and crews.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives at its new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 13. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin M. Colbert)
  10. Wasp ESG provides air support to CNMI recovery efforts

    The Navy-Marine Corps team provided air assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands following Typhoon Mangkhut, Sept 12.

    Service members and FEMA personnel board an Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey during survey operations in Rota, CNMI, Sept. 13. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Scott M. Schmidt)

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