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.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) fires two SM2 missiles from the ship’s aft missile deck during a missile exercise. McCampbell is one of seven guided missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON 15) and is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
BANGOR, Wash. (Sept. 19, 2012) A Sailor from the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) releases a line from a tug as the ship returns to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes/Released)
SAIPAN (Sept. 24, 2012) Yeoman 1st Class Alofaaga Aviena, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), helps a high school student of Marianus High School of Saipan with her homework while participating in a community service project at the school. The crew of McCampbell visited the school during a scheduled port visit to the island and helped improve the campus as well as interact with students. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prepares to pull alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment at sea. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam D. Wainwright/Released)
NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, Ill., (Sept. 21, 2012) The ceremonial drill team stand at attention in the Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during a pass-in-review by Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mark Ferguson at Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre N. McIntyre/Released)