Your Navy TODAY – USS Constitution, Persian Gulf, Asia-Pacific

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.

Command Senior Chief Nancy Estrada, assigned to USS Constitution, with fellow Constitution Chief Petty Officers, serve Thanksgiving dinner to the crew. Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Achterling/Released)

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens speaks with students at the Bahrain Department of Defense Education Activity school during a visit to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Justin Turner, right, shows Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Apprentice Cody Shay how to weld a box in the general workshop aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Steven Hinton adjusts a reparatory filter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sabrina Fine/Released)

Seaman Bryan Hargreaves, from Lakeland, Fla., left, heaves a phone and distance line aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (TAKE-6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michelle N. Rasmusson/Released)