Your Navy TODAY – MCPON Addresses Sailors in Yokosuka; USS Cape St. George Practices VBSS Exercises

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and Civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, through this blog, we offer you a glimpse of what these men and women do.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West addresses chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO board eligible first class petty officers after an early morning run at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. West conducted a two-day visit to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of a tour of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class James Ramsay climbs a caving ladder during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Shan Willoughby, one of two search and rescue swimmers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), rescues "Oscar" during a man overboard drill for Exercise Joint Warrior 2012. Joint Warrior serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) heads toward Naval Station Norfolk and passes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).


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