1. USS Ashland returns to Sasebo after regional patrol

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship returned to Sasebo, Japan, April 24, after a patrol with the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrives in Sasebo after completing a
      routine patrol. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  2. U.S., Thailand to conduct anti-submarine exercise Guardian Sea

    The five-day anti-submarine and maritime domain awareness exercise kicks off in the Andaman Sea, April 25.

    In this file photo, USS Halsey (DDG 97) transits the Indian Ocean in March. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Morgan K. Nall)
  3. USS Portland commissioned in namesake city

    The Navy's 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship was commissioned in Portland, Ore., April 21.

    Sailors run to man USS Portland (LPD 27) during the ceremony. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Zach Holden)
  4. USS Milius bids farewell to San Diego, begins transit to Japan

    The guided-missile destroyer departed San Diego, April 20, officially beginning its transition to the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    In this file photo, USS Milius (DDG 69) departs San Diego during a previous deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary Bell)
  5. MCPON's Executive Leadership Symposium makes first stop in Japan

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief led command master chiefs from units across U.S. 7th Fleet in the first overseas MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium, April 18-20.

    Fleet Master Chief James Honea, fleet master chief of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks with forward deployed naval forces command master chiefs during the MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium. (U.S. Navy/MCC Barry Hirayama)
  6. Brunswick arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrived in Tawau, Malaysia, April 21, for the embarked team's third Pacific Partnership 2018 mission stop.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Tawau, Malaysia, April 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  7. USS Bremerton departs Pearl Harbor for final time

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine departed Pearl Harbor, April 20, bound for Bremerton, Wash., to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process.

    USS Bremerton (SSN 698) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the final time, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Shaun Griffin)
  8. Navy to commission amphibious transport dock ship Portland

    The future USS Portland (LPD 27) will be commissioned during a ceremony in Portland, Oregon, April 21.

    In this file photo, the future USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a brief stop for fuel in January. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  9. USS John C. Stennis completes TSTA/FEP training, evaluation

    The aircraft carrier completed a tailored ship's training availability (TSTA) and final evaluation problem (FEP), April 16.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to bring cargo aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea, April 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Ford)
  10. USS Michael Murphy returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Pearl Harbor, April 18, after a deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jessica O. Blackwell)