1. Command of 3rd Fleet changes hands as Tyson retires

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander relieved Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson during a change of command and retirement ceremony in San Diego, Sept. 15.

    Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson gives her final remarks as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet as she prepares to relinquish command to Vice Adm. John D. Alexander. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Natalie Byers)
  2. U.S. 7th Fleet, Republic of Korea Navy reaffirm close partnership

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer met with senior leaders from the U.S. and ROK militaries to discuss maritime security and strength ties, Sept. 14.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer speaks with Vice Adm. Jung, Jin-Sup during an office call, Sept. 14. (U.S. Navy/MCSN William Carlisle)
  3. Pacific Fleet commander meets with afloat training and assessment leaders

    Adm. Scott Swift discussed opportunities to improve training and readiness with Afloat Training Group (ATG) personnel in San Diego, Sept. 14.

    Adm. Scott Swift speaks with the staff at Afloat Training Group Pacific on Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 14. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  4. Coast Guard, Navy coordinate medical evacuation for man on cruise ship off Maui

    A 72-year-old man was medevaced to Maui by a crew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Sept. 13.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk from HSM-37 prepares to hoist a man aboard from a cruise ship, Sept. 14. (U.S. Coast Guard)
  5. Carrier Air Wing 5 completes carrier qualifications

    Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducted carrier qualifications, Sept. 9-12.

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 lands on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during carrier qualifications, Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kenneth Abbate)
  6. MCPON meets with Sailors in Sasebo during Japan visit

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano met with personnel assigned to Task Force 76 and Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sept. 12.

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks with Sailors and Marines during an all hands call aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  7. Pacific Submarine Force welcomes new commander

    Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle relieved Rear Adm. Frederick “Fritz” Roegge during a change of command ceremony at Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11.

    Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle addresses guests during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony aboard USS Jacksonville (SSN 699). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael Lee)
  8. HSM Wing Pacific continues Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative exercise

    The second phase of the annual exercise with South American naval forces, which allows U.S. Navy aircraft crews to practice ASW skills, began Sept. 8.

    In this file photo, Peruvian submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33) arrives at Naval Base Point Loma in July for phase one of DESI-EX. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Harkins)
  9. USS John C. Stennis completes flight deck certification

    The aircraft carrier successfully completed its flight deck certification, Sept. 6, with the help of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9.

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) operates in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 6. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Joseph Miller)
  10. USS Ronald Reagan departs Japan for regional patrol

    The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier began a routine fall patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations after departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sept 8.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Yokosuka, Sept. 8. (U.S. Navy/Ryo Isobe)