This Week in YOUR Navy: Feb. 28 – March 6

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!

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2015) The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit. The Essex ARG consists of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Essex is underway conducting an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit  integration training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2015) The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit. The Essex ARG consists of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Essex is underway conducting an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik/Released)

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (March 1, 2015) The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch gun during live-fire drills. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hospital Corpsman Andres Santamaria/Released)

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (March 1, 2015) The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch gun during live-fire drills. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Hospital Corpsman Andres Santamaria/Released)

NEW YORK (Mar. 2, 2015) Lt. Matthew Stroup, from Romeo, Mich., deputy director of the Navy Office of Information East, reads Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss to a classroom of students at Public School (PS) 195. The National Education Association's Read Across America event is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community across the country to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

NEW YORK (Mar. 2, 2015) Lt. Matthew Stroup, from Romeo, Mich., deputy director of the Navy Office of Information East, reads Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss to a classroom of students at Public School (PS) 195. The National Education Association’s Read Across America event is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community across the country to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Feb. 28 – March 6