Your Navy TODAY – Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocian, South China Sea, Republic of the Philippines, El Centro

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.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Barry is departing Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment and to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Tennessee deployed for operations more than three months ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Jennifer Confer directs a UH-1Y Venom helicopter as it lifts off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling/Released)

Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Eli Lang, from Oakland, Calif., crew chief for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, directs a pilot to park at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ron Lingle fires an M240B machine gun during a live fire exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Vargas/Released)

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) moor the ship as it arrives for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper/Released)