MISSILEX, COMRELs and Band Performances Highlight Successful CARAT Thailand

The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Royal Thai Armed Forces came to a close Sept. 2 on Sattahip Naval Base.
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Uniform Update NAVADMIN Released

The Chief of Naval Personnel released a uniform policy update in NAVADMIN 208/15 Sept. 1, providing details of upcoming uniform releases and the end of wear date for some little worn uniform components.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31,2015)


Amphibious assault vehicles prepare to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15, being conducted from Aug. 31- Sept. 9, 2015 by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1stMEB), is a multinational training exercise between the U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand which conducts live, simulated, and constructive operations to enhance each country’s ability to activate and deploy an Amphibious Task Force with speed and effectiveness in support of the full range of military operations as required by combatant commanders. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr (Released) 150831-N-WK391-032
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NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Opens Portable Fuel Testing Laboratory at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella opened a portable fuel testing laboratory at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in August to ensure quality assurance of fuel and support the command’s transition to an enduring base.
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USS Ronald Reagan Departs for Japan

After nine years of calling Naval Air Station North Island its homeport, the Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed San Diego for Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31.

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ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 28, 2015)


The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) tranits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Brown (Released) 150828-N-ZF573-307
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NAVFAC Proudly Building on 173-Year Navy Heritage

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) marked 173 years of providing facilities engineering expertise to support the mission readiness of Navy and Marine Corps commanders, Aug. 31.
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‘Underway! Shift Colors!’ Ike Concludes Availability with Triumphant Return to Sea

The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) returned to sea, Aug. 28, following a 23—month dry—docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY).

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INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2015)


Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Alyssa Wynn fires the forward .50-caliber machine gun during a surface warfare live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). Bainbridge is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign M. N. Witten (Released) 150825-N-WA936-052
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Navy Announces Bowen Award Winners

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter presented the 2014 Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions to two U.S. Navy researchers in a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Wednesday, Aug. 26.
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