This Week in YOUR Navy: Nov. 15 – Nov. 21

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!

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 19, 2014) Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transit in formation at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 19, 2014) Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transit in formation at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 17, 2014) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) gather for an all-hands call.

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 17, 2014) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) gather for an all-hands call.

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 19, 2014) A hospital corpsmen litter bearer team transfers a patient from a KC-130J Hercules aircraft from the Raiders of U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, to a medical triage area during the National Disaster Medical System Exercise 2014 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 19, 2014) A hospital corpsmen litter bearer team transfers a patient from a KC-130J Hercules aircraft from the Raiders of U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, to a medical triage area during the National Disaster Medical System Exercise 2014 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 19, 2014) U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transit in formation during the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 19, 2014) U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transit in formation during the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2014) Gunner's Mate Seaman Anthony Layton, from Auburn, Ky., fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2014) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Anthony Layton, from Auburn, Ky., fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment-at-sea.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jemarcus Thomas, from Tampa, Fla., lays a 1972 penny on the gravesites of a fallen soldier at the Gettysburg Soldier's National Cemetery.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jemarcus Thomas, from Tampa, Fla., lays a 1972 penny on the gravesites of a fallen soldier at the Gettysburg Soldier’s National Cemetery.

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Nov. 15 – Nov. 21