1. First ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise begins in Thailand

    Co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, the first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) kicks off with opening ceremonies at Sattahip Naval Base, Sept. 2.

    Senior representatives from the U.S. Navy and the maritime forces of ASEAN member states stand together on stage during the opening ceremony for the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) at Sattahip Naval Base. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Greg Johnson)
  2. U.S., allied forces complete EOD exercise Hydracrab 2019

    Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States completed the first-of-its-kind exercise in Guam, Aug. 31.

    Hydracrab participants pause for a photo together as the exercise came to a close. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  3. Surface Forces commander rallies community at Surface Navy Association symposium

    Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown delivered the keynote address during the recent SNA West symposium in San Diego.

    Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown delivers the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 21st annual West Coast symposium. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  4. Local, military leaders participate in LA Fleet Week DSCA workshop

    The Defense Support of Civil Authorities workshop brings leaders together annually to discuss emergency management topics.

    Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of Navy Region Southwest, delivers opening remarks during the annual Los Angeles Fleet Week Defense Support of Civil Authorities workshop. (U.S. Navy)
  5. USS Emory S. Land visits Darwin during regional operations

    The Guam-based submarine tender arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 27.

    In this file photo, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) departs Naval Base Guam earlier this month. (U.S. Navy)
  6. Los Angeles Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

    More than 1,200 Sailors and Marines are visiting the area for a weeklong tribute to the sea services during the fourth annual L.A. Fleet Week through Sept. 2.

    The crew of USS Comstock (LSD 45) mans the rails as the dock landing ship arrives in Los Angeles, Aug. 27. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  7. USS Chief hospital corpsman selected IDC of the Year

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro was selected by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the 2018 Surface Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year.

    Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro is awarded Independent Duty Corpsman of the Year for 2018 by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). (U.S. Navy/Force Master Chief Hosea Smith)
  8. Chief Petty Officer Legacy Academy graduates 39 on Battleship Missouri Memorial

    The 20th iteration of the leadership and heritage academy for future chief petty officers concluded Aug. 23.

    First class petty officers selected to become chief petty officers march in formation on the pier in front of Battleship Missouri Memorial during the Chief Petty Officer Legacy Academy, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy/MCC Alexander Gamble)
  9. USS Nevada awarded Omaha Trophy for mission excellence

    The annual award recognizes the premiere ballistic missile submarine and four other units supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission.

    Vice Adm. Dave Kriete, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), presents the Omaha Trophy to Master Chief Fire Control Technician Jeffrey Barnes, chief of the boat assigned to the Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Emilia Hilliard)
  10. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, JMSDF sail together in Western Pacific

    Strike group ships and destroyer JS Myoko (DDG 175) conducted drills and professional exchanges while sailing together, Aug. 13-23.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) sails alongside JS Myoko (DDG 175) in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 15. (U.S. Navy/Kaila V. Peters)