1. Nimitz Strike Group completes successful COMPTUEX

    The final pre-deployment assessment for the carrier strike group, the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) wrapped up April 21.

    Ships of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group steam in formation during COMPTUEX in March. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Craig Z. Rodarte)
  2. Pacific Partnership conducts cooperative health engagement in Malaysia

    American, Japanese, Australian and Malaysian medical professionals are enhancing their ability to work together during a cooperative health engagement in Malaysia.

    Lt. Yamel Ramirez performs dental work on a patient as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force dentist Cmdr. Mikio Ozawa and Malaysian Armed Forces dentist Lt. Nathan Ashwin observe during a community health engagement, April 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chelsea Milburn)
  3. USS Carl Vinson pilot ejects safely at sea

    A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered as the aircraft carrier was conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea, April 21.

    File photo of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on final approach for an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean M. Castellano)
  4. HSC-25 conducts at-sea MEDEVAC of Japanese national

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 assisted in the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a Japanese national who required advanced care, April 20.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSC-25 operates off the coast of Guam. (U.S. Navy/MCC Joan E. Jennings)
  5. Doolittle Raid principles still relevant 75 years later

    April 18 marked the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid and the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Foce continue to demonstrate interoperability today.

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participates in a show of force strait transit exercise during COMPTUEX in April. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Ian Kinkead)
  6. Nimitz completes Blue Water Certification with CVW 11

    The aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 recently completed one of their final qualifications before being certified for deployment.

    Sailors conduct flight operations aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during COMPTUEX, March 31. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Ian Kinkead)
  7. Vice President visits forward deployed troops aboard USS Ronald Reagan

    Vice President Michael R. Pence visited the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), April 19.

    Vice President Michael R. Pence addresses service members on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Frank Joseph Speciale)
  8. LCS Crew 204 completes Western Pacific deployment

    Littoral Combat Ship Crew 204, which had been deployed aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) since June 2016, returned home to San Diego, April 16.

    Chief Gunner's Mate Adan Macias embraces his son during a homecoming celebration for LCS Crew 204 at San Diego International Airport, April 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary Bell)
  9. USS Coronado exchanges command in Singapore

    Littoral combat ship crew 204 was relieved by crew 203 during an exchange of command ceremony at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, April 15.

    Cmdr. Douglas Meagher salutes Capt. H. B. Le during an exchange of command ceremony, April 15. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  10. Pacific Partnership mission in Malaysia transitions to Kuching

    Pacific Partnership 2017 and Malaysian partners embarked aboard expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Kuching, Malaysia, April 14.

    Cadets from the University of Malaysia Sarawak walk the ramp of USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) during a tour in Kuching, April 16. (U.S. Navy/Grady T. Fontana)