1. USS Mustin arrives for port visit in Guam

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit March 14 after the conclusion of MultiSail 18.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits moored at Naval Base Guam after the conclusion of Multisail 18, March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  2. Submarines USS Hartford, USS Connecticut surface together in the Arctic Circle

    The two submarines surfaced in the Arctic Circle, March 10, during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018.

    USS Connecticut (SSN 22) and USS Hartford (SSN 768) break through the ice, March 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Micheal H. Lee).
  3. The Pacific Riptide — History Offers a Cautionary Glimpse of the Future

    These opening days of March presented a confluence of events and milestones dripping with coincidence, irony and serendipity.

  4. Pacific Fleet hosts Sea of Dreams exposition

    Sea of Dreams is focused on encouraging dialogue, fostering innovation and providing a better understanding of current and future challenges faced in the area of responsibility.

  5. Bonhomme Richard arrives in Okinawa, offloads 3d MARDIV Marines

    The amphibious assault ship arrived at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa to offload the 3d Marine Division, March 12.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approaches a pier at White Beach Naval Facility, March 8. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes
  6. Carl Vinson begins bilateral exercise with JMSDF

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group began an exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the South China Sea, March 11.

    Sailors perform flight operations on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the South China Sea, March 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Matthew Granito)
  7. Expeditionary fast transport ship to be replaced for Pacific Partnership mission

    USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) will be replaced by USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) as the secondary mission platform for Pacific Partnership 2018.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta)
  8. USS Ashland departs Sasebo for final readiness drills, regional patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, March 8.

    Quartermaster 3rd Class Victoria Rosario stands watch as USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to anchor off Sasebo for a weapons onload. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Joshua Mortensen)
  9. USS Antietam leads SAMEX during MultiSail drills

    The guided-missile cruiser led a surface-to-air missile exercise (SAMEX) during MultiSail 18 with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF), March 10.

    A Standard Missile (SM-2) is launched from the aft missile deck of USS Mustin (DDG 89) during the SAMEX, March 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  10. USNS Mercy arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

    The hospital ship arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, March 10, in support of the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through the Pacific after departing San Diego in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)