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!
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 15, 2014) Sailors from the People’s Republic of China, People’s Liberation Army Navy ship Yueyang (FF 575) board USS Port Royal (CG 73) to perform a visit, board, search and seizure drill during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (July 19, 2014) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class John Barkmeyer, from Palm Springs, Calif., fires a shot line from the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) onto USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a replenishment-at-sea.
ROME (July 21, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert performs a troop inspection with Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi, chief of the Italian navy, during an honors ceremony upon his arrival at the Italian navy headquarters for a counterpart visit.
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates (July 13, 2014) Sailors heave mooring lines from the pier aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) as it departs Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, after a scheduled port visit.
ARABIAN GULF (July 20, 2014) Lt. Alyse Dason, left, from Knightdale, N.C., teaches a yoga class on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
SAPPORO, Japan (July 20,2014) MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 assigned to USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) are on display at the Sapporo Air Show.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 18, 2014) Sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a general quarters (GQ) drill.
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2014) Line coaches check the accuracy of their shooters following an M16 rifle qualification aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
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