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. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a current status of YOUR U.S. Navy!
SAN DIEGO: The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the San Diego Bay for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
BANGOR, Wash: The ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) cycles its missile hatches as the boat’s Gold crew returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol.
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 approaches to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).
LUMUT, Malaysia: Visit, board, search and seizure team members from the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) demonstrate boarding with a hook and ladder to sailors from the Royal Malaysian Navy aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy frigate KD Hang Tuah (F76) at Lumut Naval Base.
KEY WEST, Fla: A plane captain places his hands on his head to warn pilots of maintainers checking an F/A-18C assigned to the Fighting Omars of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12 for the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program at Boca Chica Field.
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors stand in formation aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious tank landing ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) during Pacific Partnership 2014.
CARIBBEAN SEA: Navy Diver 3rd Class Garrett Muccillo, right, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, and Seaman Apprentice Aurelio Montero, of the Belize Coast Guard Service, help another Belizean diver out of the water during a Southern Partnership Station 2014 joint training dive off the coast of Belize.
ARABIAN GULF: Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jason DeShields, from Morrisville Penn., teaches Sailors how to plug a hole in a manufactured broken pipe during a basic damage control class aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103).
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