YOUR Navy Today – Arabian Gulf, Philippine Sea, Guam

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.


The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) exits Apra Harbor in Guam and heads out to sea.


The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the Philippine Sea.


Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Howard Bronson performs a pre-flight inspection on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Pacific Ocean.


MV-22 Ospreys conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Red Sea.


An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7′s fly off in the Atlantic Ocean.


Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Michael Thomas, assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, washes an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) in the Arabian Gulf.


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