1. Three nations set sail for exercise Malabar 2016

    Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, June 14 to conduct the at-sea phase of exercise Malabar 2016.

    Senior naval commanders from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy pose for a photo before getting underway for Exercise Malabar 2016's at-sea phase. (U.S. Navy/Ensign Davis Anderson)
  2. Mississippi visits Busan during Western Pacific deployment

    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, June 13 for a routine visit as part of its maiden deployment.

    USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at the Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan for a port visit.  (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jermaine M. Ralliford)
  3. USS Carl Vinson conducts MV-22 Osprey flight operations

    In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12.

    An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Sean Castellano)
  4. Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania

    The recently completed a 40-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific was part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative, which helps combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security.

    A U.S. Coastguardsman assigned to Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team Detachment 108, a Palauan law enforcement official and a Sailor assigned to USS Spruance (DDG 111) inspect a foreign fishing vessel June 3 as part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Will Gaskill)
  5. Three navies converge on Sasebo for Malabar 2016

    Exercise Malabar kicked off June 10 with a welcoming ceremony in Sasebo, Japan, for participating American, Indian and Japanese sailors.

    Indian Navy Vice Adm. Harish Bisht, commanding-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command;  Rear Adm. Koji Manabe,  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Escort Flotilla 3 commander; and Rear Adm. Brian Hurley, U.S. 7th Fleet deputy commander, shake hands after a Malabar 2016 press conference at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David R. Krigbaum)
  6. Timor-Leste defense chief welcomes Pacific Partnership

    Chief of Defense Force Major General Lere Anan Timur hosted a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony June 8 in Dili.

    Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73, salutes during the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony at the Timor-Leste Ministry of Defense. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Hank Gettys)
  7. U.S., Indian and Japanese maritime forces participate in Malabar

    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the U.S. will participate in the annual exercise Malabar 2016, June 9-17, 2016.

    In this file photo, ships from U.S. Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force transit in formation during Malabar 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  8. U.S. Pacific Fleet Marks 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

    U.S. Pacific Fleet staff gathered to pay tribute to naval heroes during the commemoration ceremony at Pearl Harbor headquarters, marking the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 7.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks during a Battle of Midway 74th anniversary commemoration ceremony June 7. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2016 arrives in Timor-Leste

    The hostpital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived off the coast of Dili, Timor-Leste, June 8 for the first mission stop of the 2016 Pacific Partnership mission.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits off the coast of Dili during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joseph Seavey)
  10. USS Ronald Reagan begins 7th Fleet patrol

    The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier and crew kicked off a regional patrol June 4 after departing Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Yokosuka, Japan, June 4 for a regional patrol. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Peter Burghart)