Your Navy TODAY – Arabian Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Misawa, Japan

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.

A helicopter assigned to the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it makes its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

A ground crew member from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 signals to an EA-18G Growler as it returns from a flight during heavy snows at Naval Air Facility Misawa. VAQ-132 is finishing up a six-month deployment in support of U.S. 7th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released).

Quartermaster Seaman Kevin Harris, from Corsicana, Texas, uses a stadimeter to gauge the distance from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) while aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Arabian Sea before making its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) for a replenishment-at-sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

Status of the Navy as of January 10, 2013 

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