This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12

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!

 Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participate in a fresh water washdown on the forecastle.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participate in a fresh water washdown on the forecastle.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2014) Capt. John Carter, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) salutes during a burial-at-sea.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2014) Capt. John Carter, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) salutes during a burial-at-sea.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (Dec. 7, 2014) Midshipman burn a "Beat Army" effigy during a pep rally at the U.S. Naval Academy before the Dec. 13 Army-Navy college football game in Baltimore, Md.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (Dec. 7, 2014) Midshipman burn a “Beat Army” effigy during a pep rally at the U.S. Naval Academy before the Dec. 13 Army-Navy college football game in Baltimore, Md.

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 11, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), center, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), left, and the Fuchi-class replenishment ship CNS Chao Hu (AOR 890) during U.S. - China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15.

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 11, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), center, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), left, and the Fuchi-class replenishment ship CNS Chao Hu (AOR 890) during U.S. – China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 10, 2014) Cmdr. Joshua Stewart, executive officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), explains the vertical launch systems and aegis weapons systems to media representatives during a tour.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 10, 2014) Cmdr. Joshua Stewart, executive officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), explains the vertical launch systems and aegis weapons systems to media representatives during a tour.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2014) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jonathon Weimer, from Miami, directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2014) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Jonathon Weimer, from Miami, directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

SEOUL, Republic of Korea (Dec. 9, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to U.S. Forces Korea during an all-hands call in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

SEOUL, Republic of Korea (Dec. 9, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to U.S. Forces Korea during an all-hands call in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Which picture is your favorite and why?

Status of the Navy:

Capture

Original article:  

This Week in YOUR Navy: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12