1. Pacific Partnership 2018 hosts Women, Peace and Security conference

    The three-day event in Indonesia that kicked off April 3 was created to spark discussion about ways to enhance crisis response.

    Flt. Lt. Chloe Lowndes, Royal Australian Navy, currently assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) makes a presentation during the Women’s Peace and Security Conference, April 3. (MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  2. Pacific Partnership 2018 enhances interoperability with HADR seminar

    The mission team and local officials gathered in Bengkulu, Indonesia, April 3, to discuss disaster response.

    Lt. Christopher Kimrey delivers a presentation during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) seminar in Bengkulu, Indonesia as a part of Pacific Partnership, April 3. (MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  3. USS Topeka returns to Guam after regional patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport in Guam, March 30, following a three-month forward-operating period in the Western Pacific.

    USS Topeka (SSN 754) crew members are greeted by family and friends during the submarine's homecoming, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jamica Johnson)
  4. Navy observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Throughout April, the Navy joins the nation in observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).

  5. Pacific Partnership opens in Indonesia with ceremony

    The Pacific Partnership 2018 mission in Indonesia officially kicked off with a two-part opening ceremony ashore and aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in Bengkulu, April 2.

    U.S. and Indonesian officials cut the ceremonial cake during a reception aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 2. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  6. Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Singapore for port visit

    Ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group arrived in Singapore for a port visit, April 2.

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) approaches the pier at Changi Naval Base, April 2. (U.S. Navy/Marc Ayalin)
  7. Pacific Partnership concludes in Yap, continues onward to Palau

    The first phase of Pacific Partnership 2018 concluded aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, April 1.

    U.S. Navy Lt. Matt Thomas, an audiologist supporting Pacific Partnership, examines a patient's ear during a community health fair, March 23. (U.S Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  8. Mississippi returns from Western Pacific deployment

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 30, following a six-month Western Pacific deployment.

    Sonar Technician Submarine 2nd Class Michael Mize is greeted on the pier during the USS Mississippi (SSN 782) homecoming, March 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Michael H. Lee)
  9. USNS Mercy, Pacific Partnership mission arrives in Indonesia

    U.S. and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Bengkulu, Indonesia, aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), March 29.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor off Bengkulu after arriving in support of Pacific Partnership. (U.S Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. USS Nebraska successfully tests Trident II D5 Missile

    The Ohio-class submarine along with Strategic Systems Programs conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 missiles, March 26, off the coast of Southern California.

    An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), March 26. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Ronald Gutridge)