1. 39th Cobra Gold exercise comes to close in Thailand

    Cobra Gold demonstrates the strong bond between the nations of the Indo-Pacific and their ability to operate together.

    An F-35B Lightning II lands aboard USS America (LHA 6) during exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Rufus Hucks)
  2. U.S. Navy kicks off ICEX 2020 in Arctic Ocean

    ICEX 2020 is a three-week biennial exercise that offers the Navy the opportunity to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic environment.

    USS Toledo (SSN 769) arrives at Ice Camp Seadragon on the Arctic Ocean, March 4. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Michael B. Zingaro)
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group arrives in Vietnam

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrived in Da Nang, March 5, for a port visit commemorating 25 years of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrive in Da Nang, March 5. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Dylan Lavin)
  4. U.S, Thai militaries conduct coordinated Cobra Gold amphibious landing

    The key bilateral exercise event represents the close alliance shared between the United States and Thailand.

    U.S. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, operating from USS Green Bay (LPD 20), pose for a photo alongside Royal Thai Marines following the exercise Cobra Gold amphibious landing, Feb. 28. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Omar Powell)
  5. U.S. Navy, JMSDF units to conduct advanced warfighting training

    The bilateral exercise will further improve interoperability with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and focus on increasing combat readiness.

    In this file photo, USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) andJS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) steam in formation during exercise MultiSail 2018. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sarah Myers)
  6. People’s Liberation Army Navy lased a U.S. Navy P-8A in unsafe, unprofessional manner

    The maritime patrol aircraft was operating in international airspace when lased by a PLAN destroyer.

    File photo of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sean Rinner)
  7. Cobra Gold 2020 opens with ceremony in Thailand

    This 39th iteration of the exercise is designed to enhance security cooperation through realistic multinational and combined task force operations.

    The delegation of military and political leaders representing the seven partner nations participating in Cobra Gold stands with a formation of service members during the exercise's opening ceremony. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Osburn Christopher)
  8. USS Texas returns home from deployment

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine supported taskings in both the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation.

    USS Texas (SSN 775) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 24. (U.S. Navy/MCC Amanda Gray)
  9. USS Blue Ridge, 7th Fleet staff arrive in Thailand for port visit

    The visit to Laem Chabang is part of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship's mission of relationship-building in the Indo-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) operates in the Philippine Sea in January. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Chris Krucke)
  10. USS America, Green Bay arrive in Thailand for Cobra Gold

    The America Expeditionary Strike Group ships arrived with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for port visits in preparation for the exercise.

    Col. Robert Brodie, left, 31st MEU commanding officer, and Capt. Luke Frost, right, commanding officer of USS America (LHA 6) are welcomed by Royal Thai Navy Capt. Arpa Chapanon after the amphibious assault ship's arrival, Feb. 22. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Vance Hand)