This Week in YOUR Navy: July 12-18

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!

KAUAI, Hawaii (July 14, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), participates in a helicopter exercise off the coast of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

KAUAI, Hawaii (July 14, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, embarked aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), participates in a helicopter exercise off the coast of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2014) A half-scale ultra heavy-lift amphibious connector (UHAC), an amphibious connector prototype created by Navatek Ltd. and the Office of Naval Research, embarks the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) for the first time.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2014) A half-scale ultra heavy-lift amphibious connector (UHAC), an amphibious connector prototype created by Navatek Ltd. and the Office of Naval Research, embarks USS Rushmore (LSD 47) for the first time.

SAN DIEGO (July 11, 2014) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) departs San Diego for a scheduled six-month western Pacific deployment.

SAN DIEGO (July 11, 2014) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) departs San Diego for a scheduled six-month western Pacific deployment.

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) view the Korean War Memorial.

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft
carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) view the Korean War Memorial.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2014) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Joshua Davila uses low-pressure air to clean a pad eye on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2014) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Joshua Davila uses low-pressure air to clean a pad eye on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

SEA OF JAPAN (July 13, 2014) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) fires a close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a live-fire training exercise.

SEA OF JAPAN (July 13, 2014) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) fires a close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a live-fire training exercise.

PEARL HARBOR (July 12, 2014) Patrol boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVON) 11 practice maneuvering techniques during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

PEARL HARBOR (July 12, 2014) Patrol boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVON) 11 practice maneuvering techniques during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2014) An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 prepares to land as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), not shown, and the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) conduct maneuvers during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2014) An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 prepares to land as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), not shown, and USS Independence (LCS 2) conduct maneuvers during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

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This Week in YOUR Navy: July 12-18