Your Navy TODAY – Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Atlantic Ocean

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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Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Shane Hempfield signals to the pilot of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to launch from the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) in the Gulf of Aden.

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Sailors signal to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Gulf of Oman.

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Sailors stand by as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf.

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Sailors stand by during no load practice on catapult four aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) scrub the flight deck after a counter measure wash down in the Atlantic Ocean.

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a second Super Hornet waits to launch in the Arabian Sea.

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