On any given day, in your U.S. 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!
KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 28, 2014) USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 28, 2014) USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), bottom, the Philippine navy frigates BRP Gregaorio del Pilar (PF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), and USS Ashland (LSD 48) are underway in formation during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 28, 2014) USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) fires its forward-mounted 5-Inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a pre-action calibration firing.
RED SEA (June 28, 2014) Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) spray water to remove aqueous film forming foam from the flight deck after responding to a simulated casualty during a damage control drill.
ARABIAN GULF (July 1, 2014) Sailors prepare a national ensign on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).
ARABIAN GULF (JUNE 30, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
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