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 on a daily basis.
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10. The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lorelei R. Vander Griend/Released)
The ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) returns to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in Bangor, Washington.
Family members of Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) wait on the pier as the ship returns to port following a two-month cruise to the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations 2013 in Gaeta, Italy.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) (left) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) in the Philippines Sea.
An E/A-18G Growler aircraft from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the PAcific Ocean.
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Brian McEvoy directs an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter from the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 49 as it delivers supplies to the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a vertical replenishment in the Pacific Ocean.
Which photo do you think best shows the Navy operating forward and why?
Status of the Navy: