This Week in YOUR Navy: Aug. 9 – Aug. 15

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 (Aug. 13, 2014) Sailors participate in a swim call aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2014) Sailors participate in a swim call aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 11, 2014) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, Australian Defense Minister David Johnson, along with other commanders and delegates render honors during a wreath laying ceremony at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Australia.

SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 11, 2014) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, Australian Defense Minister David Johnson, along with other commanders and delegates render honors during a wreath laying ceremony at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Australia.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 9 2014) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Julio Nieves, from Orlando, Fla., left, Airman Jordan Dill, from Houston, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Anna Duarte, from Houston, raise the Navy Jack during colors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 9 2014) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Julio Nieves, left, Airman Jordan Dill, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Anna Duarte, raise the Navy Jack during colors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducts a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5).

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) conducts a vertical replenishment with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5).

140813-N-TN558-076 GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 13, 2014) The Virgina-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London as it returns to homeport from a six-month deployment.

GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 13, 2014) The Virgina-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London as it returns to homeport from a six-month deployment.

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2014) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Matt Cambell, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), is greeted by his wife during the ship's homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2014) Damage Controlman 2nd Class Matt Cambell, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), is greeted by his wife during the ship’s homecoming celebration at Naval Station Mayport.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Aug. 13, 2014) The coastal patrol ships USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) arrive to their new homeport at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Aug. 13, 2014) The coastal patrol ships USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) arrive to their new homeport at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 9, 2014)  Sailors and Marines assigned to the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) man the rails as the ship departs Rio De Janeiro following a four-day port visit.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 9, 2014) Sailors and Marines assigned to the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) man the rails as the ship departs Rio De Janeiro following a four-day port visit.

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