This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 13 – Dec. 19

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!

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 17, 2014) Capt. Paul H. Hogue Jr., commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 17, 2014) Capt. Paul H. Hogue Jr., commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 16, 2014) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches the Coronado Bay Bridge while pulling into Naval Base San Diego.

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 16, 2014) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches the Coronado Bay Bridge while pulling into Naval Base San Diego.

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 16, 2014) Vice Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, and portrait artist Gerald Slater unveil Carter's presidential portrait at the U.S. Naval War College.

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 16, 2014) Vice Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, and portrait artist Gerald Slater unveil Carter’s presidential portrait at the U.S. Naval War College.

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 14, 2014) Sailors take part in a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 14, 2014) Sailors take part in a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26.

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26.

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 14, 2014) The Navy Band Northwest rock ensemble performs "Soulful Christmas" during a holiday concert in the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center.

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Dec. 14, 2014) The Navy Band Northwest rock ensemble performs “Soulful Christmas” during a holiday concert in the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center.

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 13 – Dec. 19