Your Navy TODAY – Philippines, Greece, Gulf of Oman, Georgia

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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Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach prepares to drop supplies from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter into Tacloban, Philippines in support of Operation Damayan.

Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) load containers of fresh water onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in support of Operation Damayan.

Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) load containers of fresh water onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in support of Operation Damayan.

Sailors heave a line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) arrives in Souda Bay for a port visit in Greece.

Sailors heave a line as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) arrives in Souda Bay for a port visit in Greece.

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Harrington signals the launch of an F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean.

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Harrington signals the launch of an F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean.

A Sailor fires a Mk 48 machine gun on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in the Arabian Gulf.

A Sailor fires a Mk 48 machine gun on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in the Arabian Gulf.

Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) look out over the city before a reception during a port visit to Batumi, Georgia.

Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) look out over the city before a reception during a port visit to Batumi, Georgia.

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