Your Navy TODAY – Hong Kong, Virginia, Greece, 5th Fleet AOR

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.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 is guided onto a catapult. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

(Oct. 31, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) departs Naval Station Norfolk. San Antonio is getting underway to better position Navy assets if required to provide Navy relief to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Navy photo by James DeAngio/Released)

The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783) is christened at Newport News Shipbuilding. Minnesota is the tenth Virginia-class submarine and the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the 32nd state. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

(Oct. 30, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Carver/Released)

Flight deck personnel conduct night operations with MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) gets underway from the Marathi NATO pier facility following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

Naval officers speak to high school students in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), left, arrives in Hong Kong as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is anchored. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)