Your Navy TODAY – Mediterranean Sea, U.S. 5th Fleet, San Diego

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 on a daily basis.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 13. Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 13. Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, flies by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), March 11. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, flies by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), March 11. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Sailors fight a fire during a shipboard firefighting course at Fleet Training Center on Naval Base San Diego, March 14. Fleet Training Center trains more than 28,000 Sailors a year and administers 171 different courses, including firefighting, damage control, torpedo training, radio and communications training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

Sailors fight a fire during a shipboard firefighting course at Fleet Training Center on Naval Base San Diego, March 14. Fleet Training Center trains more than 28,000 Sailors a year and administers 171 different courses, including firefighting, damage control, torpedo training, radio and communications training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), March 8. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), March 8. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

An instructor leads students at the Search and Rescue Swimmer School at Naval Base San Diego through a training exercise, March 13. The students are participating in a four-week course where instructors teach various rescue techniques and swimming exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

An instructor leads students at the Search and Rescue Swimmer School at Naval Base San Diego through a training exercise, March 13. The students are participating in a four-week course where instructors teach various rescue techniques and swimming exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

Builder 2nd Class Kyle Neuman, left, and Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Danial Nichols both assigned to Construction Dive Detachment Alpha, part of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 out of Port Hueneme, Calif., weld during a structural pile restoration at the Hotel piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 13. The Underwater Construction Team provides a capability for construction, inspection, repair, and maintenance of ocean facilities in support of Naval and Marine Corps operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

Builder 2nd Class Kyle Neuman, left, and Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Danial Nichols both assigned to Construction Dive Detachment Alpha, part of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 out of Port Hueneme, Calif., weld during a structural pile restoration at the Hotel piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 13. The Underwater Construction Team provides a capability for construction, inspection, repair, and maintenance of ocean facilities in support of Naval and Marine Corps operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Benjamin Peckinpaugh jumps into the water from a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Justin Turner stands by during a search and rescue exercise, March 11. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Benjamin Peckinpaugh jumps into the water from a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Justin Turner stands by during a search and rescue exercise, March 11. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Third class petty officers take the Navy-wide petty officer 2nd class advancement exam on the mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 14. Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)

Third class petty officers take the Navy-wide petty officer 2nd class advancement exam on the mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 14. Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy A. Hazel/Released)

 

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