1. USS Curtis Wilbur joins Shimoda Black Ship Festival

    The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shimoda, Japan, May 17, to participate in the 79th annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival.

    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 17, en route to Shimoda. (U.S. Navy/Garrett Zopfi)
  2. U.S. Pacific Fleet conducts change of command

    Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Adm. Scott Swift as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 17.

    Adm. Scott Swift, right, and Adm. John C. Aquilino exchange salutes during the Pacific Fleet change of command ceremony, May 17. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jessica O. Blackwell)
  3. USNS Mercy arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

    Service members and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the hospital ship arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam, May 17.

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the South China Sea, May 15.
  4. 'The Bridge' accepting applications for professional fellowship

    U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Industry Innovation Fellowship (PI2F) is taking applicants through June 15, 2018.

  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet to welcome new commander

    Adm. John C. Aquilino will assume command of Pacific Fleet from Adm. Scott H. Swift, May 17, during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    Adm. John C. Aquilino, right, will assume command of U.S. Pacific Fleet from Adm. Scott Swift during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor, May 17. (U.S. Navy graphic)
  6. USNS Mercy, Brunswick conduct passing exercise with HMCS Vancouver

    The three ships conducted a PASSEX, May 15, as Mercy and Brunswick continue the Pacific Partnership mission in Southeast Asia.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) sail in formation during a passing exercise, May 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  7. USS Halsey returns to Pearl Harbor after deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 14, after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Halsey (DDG 97) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 14. (U.S. Navy/ATAN Joshua Markwith)
  8. Milius brings enhanced missile defense to U.S. 7th Fleet

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, May 14, to join the Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    USS Milius (DDG 69) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Joe Kane)
  9. USS Coronado Blue Crew awarded Battle "E"

    USS Coronado (LCS 4) Blue Crew was presented with the 2017 Battle Effectiveness "E" award by Capt. Matthew McGonigle, commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1, May 11.

    A Harpoon missile launches from the missile deck of USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Guam during exercise Pacific Griffin in 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kaleb R. Staples)
  10. Carrier Strike Group 3 completes group sail training

    The training allowed elements of the John C. Stennis Strike Group to improve interoperability and coordination in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

    Ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group maneuver during formation sailing in the Pacific, May 7. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jake Greenberg)