1. USS Nimitz first carrier to visit Sri Lanka in 32 years

    The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a port visit, Oct. 28, marking the first U.S. carrier visit since 1985.

    In this file photo, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits through the Arabian Gulf earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Tyler Preston)
  2. USS Ashland assists distressed mariners in Pacific

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course.

    Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver a landing craft to render assistance to distressed mariners, Oct. 25. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jonathan Clay)
  3. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group returns to 7th Fleet

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 25, after concluding operations in U.S. 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 hovers above USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Bay of Bengal during exercise Malabar in July. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Cole Schroeder)
  4. Multinational mine warfare exercise concludes in ROK

    The weeklong exercise included a multitude of training drills designed to improve cooperation and proficiencies in mine countermeasures operations.

    An explosive ordnance disposal diver exits an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during the annual Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise, Oct 19. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  5. US, Japan, Korea navies conduct exercise to improve ballistic missile defense

    A trilateral link exercise (LINKEX), Oct. 24-25, will employ tactical data link systems to exchange track data among all the participating ships.

    In this file photo, ships from the Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy operate together during exercise Pacific Dragon in 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Eli K. Buguey)
  6. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group arrives in 7th Fleet

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 23.

    In this file photo, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific August while training for it ongoing deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony J. Rivera)
  7. USS Anchorage conducts HIMARS shoot during Dawn Blitz exercise

    The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System was fired from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship during Dawn Blitz 2017, Oct. 22.

    The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launches from the flight deck of the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017, Oct 22. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Matthew Dickinson)
  8. Future USS Ralph Johnson to be commissioned in Charleston

    The Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer will be commissioned March 24, 2018 in Charleston, S.C., and homeported in Everett, Wash.

    File photo of the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). (U.S. Navy/Andrew Young)
  9. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits South Korea

    The strike group arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 21 for a port visit after participating in a Maritime Counter Special Operations Force exercise with Republic of Korea forces.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Stethem (DDG 63) steam together while conducting a bilateral training exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy, Oct. 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  10. Dawn Blitz brings realistic, relevant training to Navy-Marine Corps team

    Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade kicked off amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017, Oct. 20.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) departs San Diego, Oct. 20 for exercise Dawn Blitz. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jesse Monford)