1. Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group provides high-end support in South China Sea

    The strike group is conducting tactical exercises along with the Nimitz CSG.

    Seaman Alexander Chitty stands forward lookout watch on the signal bridge of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the South China Sea, July 16. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Quinton A. Lee)
  2. U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli joins the fleet

    The ship was commissioned administratively, July 15, due to public health and safety restrictions preventing a traditional public commissioning ceremony.

    In this file photo, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) operates in the Gulf of Mexico during builder's trails in July 2019. (U.S. Navy courtesy of HII by Derek Fountain)
  3. USS Ralph Johnson conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

    The guided-missile destroyer operated in the Spratly Islands, July 14.

    LUSS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operates in waters near the Spratly Islands, July 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Anthony Collier)
  4. Fires aboard USS Bonhomme Richard extinguished

    The fire aboard the ship at Naval Base San Diego was reported at approximately 8:30 a.m., July 12.

    Sailors depart USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) after supporting firefighting efforts, July 15. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Lily Gebauer)
  5. Air detachment brings extended combat capability to rotationally deployed LCS

    A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 detachment adds vital capabilities to those of USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10).

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) operate in the South China Sea, Jan. 28, accompanied by an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chris Roys)
  6. NMCB-5 steadfast for 9 months on Indo-Pacific deployment

    The battalion's originally planned six-month deployment has been extended due to COVID-19 and the Seabees press on in the region.

    NMCB-5 Seabees work on a construction site  in support of Naval Beach Unit 7 in Sasebo, Japan, May 27. (U.S. Navy/Lt.j.g. Caleb Lennon)
  7. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 relieves NMCB-5 in Guam

    Seabees from NMCB-3 recently assumed authority of Naval Construction Force tasking in Guam after relieving NMCB-5.

    NMCB-3 Seabees inventory the material liaison office warehouse on board Naval Base Guam during a relief in place/transfer of authority from NMCB-5 to NMCB-3. (U.S. Navy/EO2 Monica Cervantes)
  8. USS Theodore Roosevelt returns home from deployment

    The aircraft carrier returned to San Diego, July 9, marking the end of a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    In this file photo, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) sails in the Philippine Sea, June 23, during dual carrier operations with USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Lynch)
  9. USS Bunker Hill and USS Russell return home from deployment

    The ships returned to Naval Base San Diego following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Russell (DDG 59) transits San Diego Bay, July 8. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Woody S. Paschall)
  10. Oceana F/A-18 squadrons return from historic deployment

    Aviators from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 and VFA-87 returned home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a deployment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet taxis after returning to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, July 7. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jaima Fogg)