On a multi-nation visit to the Oceania region, Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly laid a wreath at the memorial for the Sailors and Marines killed and wounded during the Battle of Tarawa in Kiribati.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) continued its pre-deployment work-up cycle with the Fleet Synthetic Training - Group Commander (FST-GC) exercise conducted pierside Sept. 19-21.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic deployed a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) returns from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina after conducting Hurricane Florence damage assessments.
Members of the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Transportation and Distribution (T&D) division recently assisted U.S. Seventh Fleet (7th Fleet) in expanding logistics support services.
Service members of the 359th Training Squadron organize a 24-hour Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Run Sept. 20-21 around the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) courtyard onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.
A ceremony was hosted at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard to celebrate the start of construction of the Navy's first John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Sept. 20.
Sailors assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 15 and Performance Monitoring Team detachment (PMT det) Guam volunteered to assist with typhoon recovery in the command's sister village of Inarajan, Sept. 17-19.