1. Bonhomme Richard ESG, PAC SAG conduct drills in South China Sea

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group conducted a second iteration of drills with two guided-missile destroyers from the Pacific Surface Action Group in international waters, Oct. 13-15.

    USS Decatur (DDG 73) sails in formation alongside USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during interoperability drills in the South China Sea, Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds)
  2. Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, 11th MEU deploy

    Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled deployment, Oct. 14.

    Sailors and Marines aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) man the rails as they depart San Diego, Oct. 14. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Jason J. Perry)
  3. Navy to Commission Destroyer Zumwalt

    The Navy will commission the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), Saturday, Oct. 15, during a 5 p.m. EDT ceremony in Baltimore.

    In this file photo from April 2016, the guided-missile
      destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during
      acceptance trials. (U.S. Navy)
  4. Bonhomme Richard ESG completes amphibious exercise in Philippines

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Subic Bay Oct. 12 following Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 33.

    Marines from the 31st Expeditionary Unit embark the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in combat rubber raiding craft during PHIBLEX 33.  (U.S. Navy/PO3 Patrick Dionne)
  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander stresses innovation

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet’s “The Bridge” and DoD’s MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator partnered to host an Innovation Summit Afloat aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) during San Francisco Fleet Week.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks to Sailors and visitors from fields in technology and innovation during an Innovation Summit Afloat aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22).  (U.S. Navy/PO3 Troy Milburn)
  6. USS Coronado enters 7th Fleet, prepared to operate with allied and partner navies

    The littoral combat ship arrived in the 7th Fleet area of operations Oct. 3 while on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia.

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) file photo. (U.S. Navy/CPO Keith DeVinney)
  7. USS Frank Cable arrives in Vietnam for 7th annual NEA

    The submarine tender arrived in Cam Ranh Bay Oct. 2 for a port visit as part of the annual Naval Engagement Activity with Vietnam.

    Sailors aboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40) man the rails while pulling into Cam Ranh Bay, Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Allen Michael McNair)
  8. Sri Lanka Navy assists USS Hopper with MEDEVAC

    The guided-missile destroyer was assisted by the Sri Lanka Navy in an emergency medical evacuation Sept. 30 to help a Sailor in need of medical attention.

  9. USS Fort Worth departs Pearl Harbor, continues journey home to San Diego

    The littoral combat ship departed Pearl Harbor Sept. 30, following a port call which included participating in a demonstration as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Informal.

    Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego demonstrate visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) techniques aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), Sept. 30  (USAF/TSgt Brigitte N. Brantley)
  10. 36th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off Monday

    More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will take part in San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 3-10.

    In this file photo, USS Cape St. George (CG 71) transits under the Golden Gate Bridge during San Francisco Fleet Week 2015. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Dudley Reynolds)