This Week in YOUR Navy: Aug. 2 – Aug. 8

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!

WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 6, 2014) Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 aircraft fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during an air power demonstration as part of the ship's four-day tiger cruise.

WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 6, 2014) Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 aircraft fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during an air power demonstration as part of the ship’s four-day tiger cruise.

WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 7 2014) Sailors prepare to scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 7 2014) Sailors prepare to scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2014) Rainbow sideboys render honors as distinguished visitors from Brazil arrive aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2014) Rainbow sideboys render honors as distinguished visitors from Brazil arrive aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2014) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) holds course alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a refueling at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2014) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) holds course alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a refueling at-sea.

QINGDAO, China (Aug. 4, 2014) Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander of  U.S. 7th Fleet, left center, speaks with members of the Peoples Liberation Army (Navy) North Sea Fleet during a military-to-military discussion at the North Sea Fleet Headquarters in Qingdao, China.

QINGDAO, China (Aug. 4, 2014) Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, left center, speaks with members of the Peoples Liberation Army (Navy) North Sea Fleet during a military-to-military discussion at the North Sea Fleet Headquarters in Qingdao, China.

PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 3, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 3, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

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