This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

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!

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 28, 2014) The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) deploys from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 28, 2014) The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) deploys from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 makes one of the final arrested recoveries of 2014 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2014) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 makes one of the final arrested recoveries of 2014 on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

VALENCIA , Spain (Dec. 31, 2014) Ensign Audrey Michelli, from Puerto Rico, explains the function of a MK 15 close-in weapons system to Spanish military officials and U.S. embassy visitors during a tour of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

VALENCIA , Spain (Dec. 31, 2014) Ensign Audrey Michelli, from Puerto Rico, explains the function of a MK 15 close-in weapons system to Spanish military officials and U.S. embassy visitors during a tour of USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 1, 2015) Fireworks erupt above the Yokosuka skyline during a New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 1, 2015) Fireworks erupt above the Yokosuka skyline during a New Year’s Eve celebration as seen from the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73).

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), left, arrives in Singapore as the Arliegh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway.

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), left, arrives in Singapore as USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway.

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway.

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Dec. 29, 2014) The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway.

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 27 – Jan. 2