This Week in YOUR Navy: Jan. 3 – Jan. 9

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!

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 7, 2015) Sailors lower a catapult into place aboard the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 7, 2015) Sailors lower a catapult into place aboard the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

JAVA SEA (Jan. 7, 2014) A multinational grouping of naval vessels participates in search operations at the location of AirAsia Flight QZ8501's tail.

JAVA SEA (Jan. 7, 2014) A multinational grouping of naval vessels participates in search operations at the location of AirAsia Flight QZ8501′s tail.

BLACK SEA (Jan. 6, 2015) The visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conducts suspect search training.

BLACK SEA (Jan. 6, 2015) The visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conducts suspect search training.

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 4, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 conduct maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 4, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 conduct maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2015) Sailors prepare to rig the barricade during flight deck drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson.

ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2015) Sailors prepare to rig the barricade during flight deck drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson.

BLACK SEA (Jan. 7, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea.

BLACK SEA (Jan. 7, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea.

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Jan. 3 – Jan. 9