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.
The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) begins a morning transit of the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)
Builder 3rd Class Lynda Romero, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, studies for her advancement exam while living temporarily in an evacuation shelter at Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC), Gulfport. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. Jason Brunson/Released)
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 59, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, transits the Pacific Ocean during a certification exercise (CERTEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)
Navy Diver 2nd Class Andrew Murphy, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, blows a kiss to a young visitor to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium during the Navy’s commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Cleveland. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Susan Hammond/Released)
Sailors stand by on the flight deck as a tugboat guides the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) while mooring in Willemstad, Curacao. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stuart Phillips/Released)
The final T-6B Texan II is maneuvered into place at the North Field hangar at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The base and Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 are ceasing flight operations and either housing the aircraft or flying them out to avoid damage from Tropical Storm Isaac. (U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope/Released)