Ships from Georgia, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the U.S. departed the port of Odessa and the nearby Western Naval Base July 18, 2017, to participate in the free-play phase of exercise Sea Breeze 2017.
Military and civil service mariner members of Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 2017 (SPS-EPF 17) successfully completed the first-ever adaptive force package (AFP) embarkation and deployment from Gulfport, July 18.
The commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) presented the American flag the ship was flying on the first day of multiple missile attacks against U.S. forces in the Red Sea last year, to the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) July 12.
The signal lamp aboard the USS Stout flashed light bursts to the USS Monterey, located pierside 250 feet away. Aboard the Monterey, its own signal lamp used a mounted camera to receive the incoming Morse code-which then was converted into text appearing on an accompanying handheld device.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) welcomed five sailors from the Indian Navy and four sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) aboard Nimitz, July 13-17, as a part of Exercise Malabar 2017, in the Bay of Bengal.
The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113), was brought to life and into the fleet July 15 at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor - a fitting commissioning venue, as the namesake's Dec. 7, 1941
Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Ms. Marie Yovanovitch hosted a reception aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), July 15, during exercise Sea Breeze 2017.