San Diego, California - Predictions of snow on Christmas Eve day will have many San Diegans planning trips to the mountain areas around Mt. Laguna, Julian and Palomar Mountain for a chance to see, touch and play in what could be up to 5 to 12 inches at the highest elevations.

Gulf of Aden - Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo visited Sailors and Marines deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), today.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Pearl Harbor, December 8, after taking part in National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day events.

Washington, DC - Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte and U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry will participate in the OAS LGBTI Core Group Event “LGBTI Youth in the Americas: Advancing a Commitment to Address Victims of Trafficking in Persons” on Monday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the OAS Hall of the Americas in Washington D.C. In commemoration of International Human Rights Day, this event will give visibility to the hardships many LGBTI youth face as survivors of trafficking in persons and to raise awareness about how to combat these crimes.

Pacific Ocean - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Sailors successfully completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) Dec. 8, completing the ship's 180-day, Inter-deployment Training Cycle Basic Phase in only 54 days.

Washington, DC - Since taking office, President Obama has worked to protect the Arctic’s natural and cultural resources and the communities that rely upon them through the use of science-based decision making, enhanced coordination of Federal Arctic management, efforts to combat illegal fishing, and revitalization of the process for establishing new marine sanctuaries.  Building on this effort, today, President Obama is announcing new steps to enhance the resilience of the Alaskan Arctic environment and the sustainability of Alaskan native communities with the creation of the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area.

Mediterranean Sea - Leadership from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and French Charles de Gaulle Battle Group met while operating in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday.