1. Road to recovery leads to second chance

    Two and a half years after being shot five times in Afghanistan, Senior Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry reflects on her road to recovery.

    Senior Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry, a native of
      Oahu, Hawaii, poses for a photo in front of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
      headquarters. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  2. USS Mustin arrives in Cam Ranh International Port

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam, Dec. 15 for a stop that highlights the strong historic, community and military connections between the two nations.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) file photo. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Declan Barnes)
  3. Advanced U.S. maritime patrol aircraft visits Sri Lanka

    A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 departed Sri Lanka, Dec. 11 following an exchange with the Sri Lanka Armed Forces on maritime patrol operations.

    A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 taxis down the runway, Dec. 11. (U.S. Embassy Sri Lanka photo)
  4. USS Bunker Hill, Chinese navy ships conduct maneuvering exercise

    The guided-missile cruiser joined several People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships for the exercise off Southern California, Dec. 9.

    USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) exercises with the PLA(N) frigates Daqing (FFG 576) and Yancheng (FFG 546) off the coast of Southern California, Dec. 9. (U.S. Navy/PO3 Craig Z. Rodarte)
  5. Advanced destroyer USS Zumwalt arrives in San Diego

    The Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego, Dec. 8.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) steams through San Diego Bay, Dec. 8. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Zachary Bell)
  6. USS Nimitz successfully completes compressed training phase

    Finishing the Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP), Dec. 8, Sailors completed the ship's 180-day, Inter-deployment Training Cycle Basic Phase in only 54 days.

    Sailors aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) prepare an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 for launch, Dec. 8. (U.S. Navy/Seaman David Claypool)
  7. USS Louisville visits Republic of Korea during deployment

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Dec. 8 for a routine port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) file photo. (U.S. Navy/PO1 David R. Krigbaum)
  8. USS Oklahoma City returns home to Guam

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, Dec. 8 following an eight-month engineering overhaul in San Diego, Calif.

    USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) approaches the pier at Naval Base Guam, Dec. 8. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Jamica Johnson)
  9. Navy accepts delivery of future USS John Finn

    The Navy accepted delivery of the future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7.

    In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn (DDG 113) is launched in March 2015. (U.S. Navy photo)
  10. Pearl Harbor survivor becomes honorary U.S. Pacific Fleet Band bandmaster

    Ira "Ike" Schab led the band during a concert at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Dec. 5.

    Ira John Schab walks off stage with the assistance of his son, Karl, after conducting the Pacific Fleet Band. (U.S. Navy/PO1 Nardel Gervacio)