1. Bonhomme Richard ESG returns to Okinawa for Marines offload

    The last two ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to offload the the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Oct. 28.

    An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 departs USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of an offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy/P02 William Sykes)
  2. Joint women's symposium puts focus on leadership

    Service members from the various services gathered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 24 and 25 for this year's Women's Leadership Symposium.

    Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of Joint Region Marianas, interacts with Sailors and Coast Guardsmen during the 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium. (U.S. Navy/P02 Somers Steelman)
  3. USS Key West returns to Guam from national tasking

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport of Guam, Oct. 25, following a 4 1/2-month, forward-operating period in the Western Pacific.

    USS Key West Engineer Officer Lt. Cmdr. Judson Thomas is surprised with a gender reveal by his wife and son during the submarine's homecoming. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Lauren Spaziano)
  4. USS Wasp to relieve USS Bonhomme Richard in Japan

    The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) will become part of the U.S. 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces in the fall of 2017.

    In this file photo, USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea in August. (USMC/Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)
  5. USS Nimitz welcomes VAW-121's Advanced Hawkeye

    Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 completed the first west coast aircraft carrier underway period with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Oct. 21.

    An E2-D Hawkeye from VAW-121 preforms a touch and go on USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Siobhana R. McEwen)
  6. USS Nimitz completes flight deck certification

    Following a 20-month planned maintenance period, the aircraft carrier earned its flight deck certification while underway in the Pacific, Oct. 20.

    An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 lands aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Oct. 15. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Eli K. Buguey)
  7. USS Essex receives upgrades for Joint Strike Fighter

    The amphibious assault ship is currently undergoing upgrades that will allow it to field the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

    U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct the first ever hot load of ordnance on the F-35B Lightning II, Sept. 22 in Yuma, Arizona. (USMC/Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg)
  8. U.S. MCM units join ROK Navy, regional partners for Clear Horizon

    U.S. mine countermeasures units began the first multilateral iteration of exercise Clear Horizon, Oct. 16.

    An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Squadron (HM) 14 approaches ROKS Wonsan (MLS 560) during exercise Clear Horizon. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  9. Bonhomme Richard ESG visits Southeast Asia ports

    The three ships of the Expeditionary Strike Group arrived in Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia for their respective port visits, Oct. 15-16.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at Changi Naval Base, Oct. 16. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. USS Coronado arrives in Singapore as historic deployment continues

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Singapore Oct. 16 to begin a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Changi Naval Base, Oct. 16. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Joshua Fulton)