1. USS Carl Vinson conducts carrier qualifications

    The aircraft carrier departed its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island to complete fleet replacement squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications, July 31.

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), July 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matt Brown)
  2. Search underway for missing USS Stethem Sailor

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft are searching for a Sailor reported missing during operations in the South China Sea, Aug. 1.

    In this file photo, USS Stethem (DDG 63) returns to Yokosuka, Japan, in November. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group begins COMPTUEX

    The ships of the strike headed to sea, Aug. 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final work-up phase prior to deployment scheduled later this year.

    Ships and aircraft from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group operate in the Pacific during a group sail exercise in May. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paul L. Archer)
  4. GUAMEX kicks off for regional maritime patrol and reconnaissance partners

    Aircraft from New Zealand, Japan and the U.S. are participating in a multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise off the coast of Guam, July 31 - Aug. 12.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 flies over the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dustin Knight)
  5. US, Japan conclude mine countermeasures exercise

    U.S. naval forces and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force completed 2JA MCMEX, July 28, after 10 days of unit-level and combined mine countermeausres-related drills.

    Mineman 1st Class Zachary Abel deploys a mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Pioneer (MCM 9), July 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  6. USS Bonhomme Richard makes Brisbane port call

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a scheduled port visit, July 29.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Coral Sea, July 12, during exercise during Talisman Saber. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Cameron McCulloch)
  7. USS Ronald Reagan wraps up Brisbane port visit

    The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Brisbane, July 28, after a five-day port visit following exercise Talisman Saber.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sits along the pier at Port of Brisbane, July 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  8. US, Timor-Leste to partner for annual CARAT exercise

    U.S. Sailors and Marines will work with Timor-Leste military forces and police during the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise, beginning July 31.

    In this file photo, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Carson Jones reviews evidence collection procedures with Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste service members in August 2016. (U.S. Navy/MCC Lowell Whitman)
  9. Navy to commission newest destroyer Rafael Peralta

    The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is set to be commissioned during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony, July 29, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

    File photo of the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). (U.S. Navy)
  10. McCampbell visits Sydney following Talisman Saber

    The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Sydney, Australia, July 27 following a four-day port visit.

    USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Sydney, July 27. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jeremy Graham)