YOUR Navy Today – Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean, Virginia

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.

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Chief Builder Florentino Calupe, assigned to the Armed Forces of the Philippines 3rd Naval Construction Battalion, high-fives Builder Constructionman Brittney McGrath, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, after they finished mixing cement for the San Pascual footbridge.

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in command physical training.

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A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

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Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Isia Washington, from Atlanta, directs as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 lands on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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Electronics Technician 2nd Class Chad Kostner, an instructor at Surface Rescue Swimmer School, counsels a student during underwater swim drills.

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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrives in San Diego after completing its forward-deployed mission and a hull swap with USS Antietam (CG 54) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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