Your Navy Today- Mediterranean Sea, Korean Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, U.S. 5th Fleet

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 guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is underway in heavy seas and high winds in the East China Sea.

NPASE EAST, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) in the Mediterranean Sea.


Sailors and Marines participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.


An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.


The George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Republic of Korea navy ships participate in tactical maneuver training in waters to the West of the Korean Peninsula.


Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Justin Chronister, from Jacksonville, Fla., fires an M240 machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Philippine Sea.


Sailors perform a foreign object damage walk-down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.


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