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.
Sailors assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 48, Det. 7, conduct rotor turns on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)
Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Chicago's Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 return to shore after providing offshore security during the Navy's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Douglas Mappin/Released)
Sailors demonstrate flight deck firefighting to distinguished visitors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during the Navy's Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Chicago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Good/Released)
An E/A-18G Growler, assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), making it the 300,000th arresting gear trap since Nimitz was commissioned. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan A. Colon/Released)
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits the Thames River as it departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a regularly scheduled underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Prunera/Released)
Sailors practice in fire fighting during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)