1. Pacific Partnership 2017 arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam

    Pacific Partnership 2017 began a mission in Da Nang, May, 8 with the arrival of the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrives in Da Nang, May 8, for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  2. USS Ronald Reagan departs Yokosuka for sea trials

    The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, May 7, for sea trials to conclude a maintenance period.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the waters south of Japan while returning to Yokosuka in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  3. USS Essex returns to sea after upgrades, maintenance

    The amphibious assault ship returned to sea May 3 for sea trials, marking the end of a post-deployment planned maintenance availability, which began in March 2016.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) transits San Diego Bay, May 3. (U.S. Navy)
  4. USS Lake Erie set to depart San Diego on deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser, with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego on an independent deployment, May 8.

    In this file photo, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Osaka, Japan, during a previous deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Mackenzie P. Adams)
  5. America ARG conducts Composite Training Unit Exercise

    The America Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the Southern California coast, May 1.

    In this file photo, USS San Diego (LPD 22), USS America (LHA 6) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) conduct a simulated strait transit in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Chad Swysgood)
  6. Cheyenne visits Sasebo during 7th Fleet deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, May 2, for a port visit.

    USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Ace Rheaume)
  7. Pacific Fleet Sailors develop new use for UAVs

    Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley and a team from the Pacific Submarine Force staff developed a proposal for utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles during man overboard searches.

    Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley poses for a photo holding an unmanned aerial vehicle. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Phillip Pavlovich)
  8. Makin Island ARG/11th MEU make impact in 7th Fleet

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit provided a vital array of amphibious capabilities in U.S. 7th Fleet during a month-long stay in theater.

    U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys take off from the flight deck of USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during operations in the South China Sea, April 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Devin M. Langer)
  9. 'Getting the Pulse of the Fleet' from Hollywood to Bollywood

    Getting around and talking to more than 140,000 Sailors spread over half the globe, Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman makes the most of her time spent away from Hawaii.

    Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman speaks with Sailors during an all hands call in Yokosuka, Japan, in July. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Juan King)
  10. USS Sterett visits Hong Kong during SAG deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer, part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group, arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 29.

    A harbor tug assists USS Sterett (DDG 104) upon arrival in Hong Kong, April 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)