This Week in YOUR Navy: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

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!

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 8, 2015) Lightning flashes over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship transits the Arabian Gulf.

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 8, 2015) Lightning flashes over the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship transits the Arabian Gulf.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2015) An UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Army’s 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (25th CAB) lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during an independent deployer certification exercise.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2015) An UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Army’s 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (25th CAB) lands aboard USS Preble (DDG 88) during an independent deployer certification exercise.

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (Feb 10, 2015) Sailors assigned to Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to conduct crowd control measures as part of an angry mob scenario during Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015.

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (Feb 10, 2015) Sailors assigned to Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to conduct crowd control measures as part of an angry mob scenario during Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015.

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits San Diego Harbor.

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits San Diego Harbor.

EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 10, 2015) The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 10, 2015) USS Lassen (DDG 82) conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13