1. Bonhomme Richard ESG starts exercise Talisman Saber

    Amphibious ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and embarked Marines departed Australian ports July 3 to begin participation in Talisman Saber 2017.

    In this file photo, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships steam in formation during Talisman Saber 2015. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  2. US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Southern Sulu Sea

    During the operation, crews from USS Coronado (LCS 4) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats to maritime security.

    Sailors assigned to USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for a personnel transfer, June 27. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis)
  3. USS Bonhomme Richard arrives in Sydney

    The amphibious assault ship arrived in Sydney for a scheduled port visit, June 28.

    Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship arrives in Sydney, June 29. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Sykes)
  4. Talisman Saber begins with at-sea ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

    The seventh iteration of the biennial exercise brings U.S. and Australian personnel together to build on partnerships, interoperability and the ability to respond to contingencies in the region.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, left, and Royal Australian Navy Vice Adm. David Johnston, Australian Defense Force Chief of Joint Operations, unfurl the ceremonial Talisman Saber 2017 flag. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  5. Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 highlights enduring US, Australia alliance

    More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise through July 25.

    In this file photo, Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy ships steam together during Talisman Saber in 2015. (Royal Australian Navy photo)
  6. USS Ashland builds relationships with Brisbane visit

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a routine port call, June 28, before joining exercise Talisman Saber.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)
  7. USS Green Bay visits Cairns ahead of Talisman Saber

    The amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Cairns, Australia, for a routine port visit, June 28.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) operates in the Philippine Sea earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  8. Navy community in Yokosuka honors USS Fitzgerald

    The Fleet Activities Yokosuka community showed their respect to the family and crew of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a memorial ceremony June 27.

    A memorial wreath is displayed during a ceremony honoring the the Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Raymond D. Diaz III)
  9. USNS Sacagawea arrives in New Caledonia for Koa Moana 2017

    Supporting embarked Marines, the Military Sealift Command ship arrived in New Caledonia, June 25 for the next phase of the Koa Moana exercise series.

    USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) sits anchored off shore of Kiribati during the most recent Koa Moana, June 19. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Madailein Abbott)
  10. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group returns from WESTPAC deployment

    Ships of the strike group returned home to San Diego, June 23, following a five-and-a-half-month deployment.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns to its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, June 23. (U.S. Navy/MC2 D'Andre L. Roden)