1. 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.)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Miller relieves Shoemaker, becomes Navy's 8th Air Boss

    Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony in San Diego, Jan. 11.

    Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III, right, is applauded during a ceremony where he relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker as commander of Naval Air Forces.  (U.S. Navy/Paolo Bayas)
  5. USNS Brunswick visits Malaysia during 7th Fleet operations

    The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) concluded a port visit to Lumut, Malaysia, Jan 12.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta)
  6. USS San Diego arrives in Guam for port visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Naval Base Guam for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 9.

    USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrives at Naval Base Guam, Jan. 9. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Daniel Pastor)
  7. Surface Force commander directing the future of the Surface Fleet

    Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Vice Adm. Tom Rowden is taking a holistic approach to implementing recommendations to ensure safe operations.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) sail in formation in the Western Pacific in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3  Cole Schroeder)
  8. USS America, 15th MEU visit Guam on deployment

    The amphibious assault ship and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7.

    USS America (LHA 6) sits along the pier after arriving at Naval Base Guam, Jan. 7. (U.S. Navy/MM3 Julissa Granados)
  9. U.S. Navy aircraft joins search and rescue efforts for missing mariners in East China Sea

    The U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft to assist in an international search and rescue effort, Jan. 7, following a collision between two commercial vessels.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 takes off from  Kadena Air Base, Japan, in November. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jerome Johnson)
  10. Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp joins 7th Fleet

    USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Jan. 6 as it transits to Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

    In this file photo, USS Wasp (LHD 1) transits the Strait of Magellan in December while en route to the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Levingston Lewis)