This Week in YOUR Navy: June 21-27

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!

PEARL HARBOR (June 26, 2014) Service members and civilians watch as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1.

PEARL HARBOR (June 26, 2014) Service members and civilians watch as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1.

TALLINN, Estonia (June 26, 2014) Cmdr. Brian Diebold, commanding officer of guided-missile destoyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), gives a tour of the ship to Estonian navy Commander in Chief Capt. Sten Sepper while in port in Tallinn, Estonia. Oscar Austin is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

TALLINN, Estonia (June 26, 2014) Cmdr. Brian Diebold, commanding officer of guided-missile destoyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), gives a tour of the ship to Estonian navy Commander in Chief Capt. Sten Sepper while in port in Tallinn, Estonia. Oscar Austin is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

SINGAPORE (June 25, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) bring in a line during sea and anchor detail. Shiloh is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

SINGAPORE (June 25, 2014) Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) bring in a line during sea and anchor detail. Shiloh is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 25, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brooks Graham, from Ludington, Mich., directs a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit (ACU) 5 into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) following a training exercise. Peleliu is en route to Hawaii to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 25, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brooks Graham, from Ludington, Mich., directs a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Amphibious Craft Unit (ACU) 5 into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) following a training exercise. Peleliu is en route to Hawaii to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 24, 2014) Ships from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Royal Malaysian Navy are underway in formation during a photo exercise. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 24, 2014) Ships from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Royal Malaysian Navy are underway in formation during a photo exercise. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2014) U.S. Navy Band members perform during a “Concert on the Avenue” at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The concert series began in 1997 and is used to showcase to the American public the pride, professionalism and heritage of their U.S. Navy.

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2014) U.S. Navy Band members perform during a “Concert on the Avenue” at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The concert series began in 1997 and is used to showcase to the American public the pride, professionalism and heritage of their U.S. Navy.

ARABIAN GULF (June 23, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Byran Berrio, from Miami, attacks a simulated aircraft fire during a crash and salvage drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

ARABIAN GULF (June 23, 2014) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Byran Berrio, from Miami, attacks a simulated aircraft fire during a crash and salvage drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

ARABIAN GULF (JUNE 23, 2014) Sailors in primary flight control watch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

ARABIAN GULF (JUNE 23, 2014) Sailors in primary flight control watch as an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 22, 2014) Sailors play soccer in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway performing routine operations and training exercises.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 22, 2014) Sailors play soccer in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway performing routine operations and training exercises.

               

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This Week in YOUR Navy: June 21-27