Arabian Gulf - Eight Sailors aboard USS Pinckney (DDG 91) became the first to receive their enlisted aviation warfare specialist (EAWS) designation on the guided missile destroyer.

Arabian Gulf - Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 Sailors and Marines welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony in the fo'c'sle aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), October 4.

San Diego, California - The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) departed San Diego for a scheduled seven-month deployment, Friday.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Navy AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system airborne mine detection system achieved Initial Operational Capability, program, announced today.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) got underway Thursday, to provide aid from the sea in Puerto Rico after completing a planning phase in San Juan with local and federal stakeholders to synchronize efforts to provide humanitarian assistance.

Arabian Gulf - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a ceremony on the ship's mess decks, Monday.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - The Navy will repair the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan. Repairs will begin upon arrival from Singapore aboard a heavy lift vessel in October.