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!
ARCTIC OCEAN (Sep. 24, 2014) Crew members aboard a Coast Guard C-130 launch expendable ocean-current probes while on a flight over the Arctic Ocean during an Office of Naval Research-sponsored study of changing sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere conditions.
EL CENTRO, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2015) U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, Diamond pilots fly in formation over Naval Air Facility El Centro during a practice demonstration.
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 25, 2015) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) man the rails as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 22, 2015) Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), addresses Sailors and Marines during an all-hands call on the flight deck.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 24, 2015) A Marine AV-8B Harrier pilot from the Tomcats of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 311 reviews his flight details prior to takeoff from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2015) The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) patrols the Atlantic Ocean as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership 2015.
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 25, 2015) A Sailor assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, kisses his girlfriend upon returning to homeport at San Diego after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship’s saluting battery to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides’ dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. Which picture is your favorite and why?
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