1. U.S. Navy’s oldest operational ship completes dry dock maintenance

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completing a scheduled extended maintenance period in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 21.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) enters port and prepares to moor along the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam K. Thomas)
  2. Omaha completes maiden voyage, arrives in San Diego

    The newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship and future USS Omaha (LCS 12) arrived in San Diego, Jan. 19.

    The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Molly DiServio)
  3. 7th Fleet hosts annual U.S.-India executive steering group

    U.S. Navy and Indian Navy leadership met in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 17-19, to discuss engagements between the two nations throughout the year.

    U.S. Navy and Indian Navy leaders pause for a photo together during executive steering group talks, Jan. 17. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Mark Schultz)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)