1. Rushmore visits American Samoa during OMSI mission

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, departed American Samoa after a scheduled two-day port visit, Sept. 5.

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  2. U.S. Ambassador to Japan visits USS Ronald Reagan

    Ambassador William F. Hagerty visited the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Sept. 6.

    Capt. Buzz Donnelly, commanding officer of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), explaines flight deck operations to William F. Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Macadam Weissman)
  3. US, Indonesian navies meet for annual CARAT exercise

    The U.S. and Indonesian navies will come together for the 23rd Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise and skills exchange, Sept. 7-13.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Indonesian Navy ships maneuver into formation in the Java Sea during last year's CARAT exercise. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Will Gaskill)
  4. Swift joins naval leaders in Seoul for International Seapower Symposium

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander and other leaders discussed the regional maritime security environment in Seoul, Sept. 5.

    Adm. Scott Swift delivers the keynote address during the International Seapower Symposium in Seoul, Sept. 5. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  5. Ships depart Los Angeles as Fleet Week concludes

    The second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week came to a close as participating U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy ships departed the Port of Los Angeles, Sept. 5.

    USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departs the Port of Los Angeles, Sept. 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christopher A. Veloicaza)
  6. US, Singapore navies enhance maritime partnership with training in Guam

    The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore navies concluded exercise Pacific Griffin 2017 at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Sept 2.

    USS Benfold (DDG 65) and RSS Endurance (LST 207) steam in formation during exercise Pacific Griffin 2017, Aug. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Benjamin A. Lewis)
  7. USS Columbus returns home from deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1, following a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    USS Columbus (SSN 762) approaches the piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin)
  8. John C. Stennis heads to sea for certifications, training

    The aircraft carrier departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Sept. 1, to complete its flight deck certification and other training.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) passes Mount Rainier while transiting Puget Sound, Sept. 1. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jake Greenberg)
  9. USS John S. McCain Sailors posthumously advanced

    The Navy announced Thursday that the 10 Sailors who died aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were posthumously advanced to their next rank.

  10. USS Mississippi awarded Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine was named the Pacific Fleet's recipient of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for 2016.

    Adm. Scott Swift presents the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy, Aug. 30 (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin