Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Menorca

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.

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a composite training unit exercise off the coast of San Diego.

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 enters the well deck of the USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a composite training unit exercise off the coast of San Diego.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 prepares to launch from the flight deck USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 prepares to launch from the flight deck USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea.

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea.

The amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) is anchored off the coast of Menorca, Spain during the Strike Force NATO exercise Trident Jaguar.

USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) is anchored off the coast of Menorca, Spain during the Strike Force NATO exercise Trident Jaguar.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 lifts off from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to assist the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 lifts off from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to assist the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a pre-aim calibration fire.

USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a pre-aim calibration fire.

 

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