1. USS New Orleans, 13th MEU visit Sri Lanka

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 24 for a port visit.

    USS New Orleans (LPD 18) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Caracci)
  2. Boxer ARG returns to U.S. 7th Fleet

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations July 23 after nearly four months in U.S. 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, ships of the Boxer ARG steam in formation during exercise Ssang Yong off the coast of South Korea in March. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Craig Z. Rodarte)
  3. CNO visits Chinese North Sea Fleet; underscores importance of international law

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Chinese North Sea Fleet headquarters, July 20 to meet with fleet commander Vice Adm. Yuan Yubai.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson reviews an honor guard aboard a Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate, July 20. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  4. U.S., Singapore kick off complex CARAT exercise

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Republic of Singapore Armed Forces began July 19.

    In this file photo, Republic of Singapore Navy and U.S. Navy ships steam together during during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  5. Pacific Partnership 2016 kicks off in Vietnam

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 15 for the third mission stop of Pacific Partnership.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through the South China Sea July 13 while en route to Da Nang, Vietnam. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  6. U.S., Japan set for mine countermeasures exercise

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force units are scheduled to begin MCMEX 2JA, an annual mine countermeasures exercise, July 17.

    In this file photo, USS Patriot (MCM 7) departs White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/LT David Levy)
  7. Third P-8 rotational deployment begins in Singapore

    The U.S. 7th Fleet will rotationally deploy two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Singapore from July 15 through Aug. 12 in support of shared maritime security initiatives.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 flies over the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  8. USS Patriot arrives in Hakodate

    The mine countermeasures ship arrived in Hakodate, Japan, July 14 for a port visit before the crew makes its way to an annual mine countermeasures exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    Sailors aboard USS Patriot (MCM 7) navigate the ship toward Hakodate, Japan, for a port visit. (U.S. Navy/LCDR Joseph Hamilton)
  9. Key West visits Yokosuka during 7th Fleet operations

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, July 12, for a routine visit during ongoing operations in the Western Pacific.

    A crane lowers the brow to USS Key West (SSN 722) after arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian G. Reynolds)
  10. Pacific Partnership 2016 departs the Philippines

    After two weeks of activities building disaster response capabilities and strengthening relationships, the multinational Pacific Partnership team departed the Philippines, July 11.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Legazpi, Philippines, with Mount Mayon in the distance during the second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriam)