Your Navy TODAY – U.S. 5th Fleet, Belize, Gulf of Thailand

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 Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk for a deployment to support maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, Feb. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk for a deployment to support maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, Feb. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as another Osprey prepares for take-off. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and taking part in Cobra Gold, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise designed to advance regional security by exercising a robust multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerome D. Johnson/Released)

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as another Osprey prepares for take-off. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerome D. Johnson/Released)

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and taking part in Cobra Gold, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise designed to advance regional security by exercising a robust multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam D. Wainwright/Released)

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam D. Wainwright/Released)

Seabees assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 and members of the Belize Defense Force build a shower unit at a base camp in Corozal, Belize. The Seabees are participating in Southern Partnership Station 2013 in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt/Released)

Seabees assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 and members of the Belize Defense Force build a shower unit at a base camp in Corozal, Belize. The Seabees are participating in Southern Partnership Station 2013 in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt/Released)

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 transport cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), left, to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), not pictured, as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) pulls alongside during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 transport cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), left, to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), not pictured, as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) pulls alongside during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 prepare for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana/Released)

The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 prepare for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana/Released)