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!
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 30, 2014) Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) render honors to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) as the ship arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit.
WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Sept. 3, 2014) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 prepares to land aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
MAYPORT, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2014) Quartermaster 2nd Class James Bennett, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), hoists the American flag in preparation for leaving port. Fort McHenry is underway conducting maritime security operations.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2014) Chief Gunner’s Mate Anthony Russell observes safety handling operations of a 40mm saluting battery with Sailors assigned to Weapons Department during a 21-gun salute evolution aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before the ship anchored off the coast of Callao, Peru, for a scheduled port visit.
OURA WAN BAY (Sept. 3, 2014) Amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) approach the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 30, 2014) Quartermaster 3rd Class Korey Booker raises the national ensign as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) shifts colors to get underway after a port visit in Busan. Which picture is most patriotic to you and why?
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