1. USS Fitzgerald Sailors honored for damage control efforts following collision

    Thirty-six Sailors were recognized at a ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 20.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer awards the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Sailors. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Leonard Adams)
  2. USS Carl Vinson conducts F-35C flight operations

    A Navy variant of the Joint Strike Fighter conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier during training off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 18.

    An F-35C Lightning II from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 conducts flight operations aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Oct 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean M. Castellano)
  3. Naval Surface Forces assessing if ships ready for sea

    Ready For Sea Assessments ordered by Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces, began last month with ships forward deployed to Japan being assessed first.

    In this file photo, guided-missile destroyers steam in formation during exercise Valiant Shield in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  4. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 assumes charge in Western Pacific

    NMCB 4 assumed charge of Western Pacific Naval Construction Force operations during a ceremony on Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 14.

    Seabees from NMCB-3 work on the roof of a structure in September being built in the Federated States of Micronesia as part of the Typhoon Maysak Reconstruction Project. (U.S. Navy/IT1 Gregory L. Parker)
  5. Multinational mine warfare exercise begins off South Korea coast

    The exercise, which began Oct. 15, will focus on procedures and tactics for detecting and neutralizing sea mines in order to create safe navigation routes.

    In this file photo, Sailors aboard USS Warrior (MCM 10) prepare to launch a mine-neutralization vehicle during mine countermeasures training off South Korea in March. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  6. USS Preble, USS Halsey to depart for deployment

    The two guided-missile destroyers will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 16.

    In this file photo, USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88), front and rear, and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) steam in formation during a training exercise in August. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Robyn B. Melvin)
  7. US, ROK navies to conduct joint maritime counter special operations exercise

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and a pair of destroyers will participate in the exercise to promote communications, interoperability and partnership.

    In this file photo, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in September. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  8. U.S. Navy completes USS John S. McCain transport preparations

    U.S. Navy ocean engineering specialists announced that they had completed preparations to transport USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs Oct. 11.

    USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Singapore on the heavy lift transport MV Treasure, Oct. 11. (Singapore Ministry of Defence photo)
  9. ROK Navy welcomes USS Michigan to Busan to strengthen partnership

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 13, for a routine port visit.

    Republic of Korean Navy sailors welcome USS Michigan (SSGN 727) to Busan, Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  10. USS Rushmore returns home from OMSI deployment

    The amphibious dock landing ship returned to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 12, after a successful Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment.

    Sailors aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) throw messenger lines to the pier while preparing to moor at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Travis Litke)