This Week in YOUR Navy: Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

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!

PACIFIC OCEAN (DEC. 3, 2014) An MH60-S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as part of at-sea training.

PACIFIC OCEAN (DEC. 3, 2014) An MH60-S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as part of at-sea training.

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 29, 2014) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participate in a fitness challenge in the hangar bay.

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 29, 2014) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participate in a fitness challenge in the hangar bay.

ELLIOT BAY, Wash. (Dec. 1, 2014) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)  look at Seattle as the ship transits Elliot Bay.

ELLIOT BAY, Wash. (Dec. 1, 2014) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) look at Seattle as the ship transits Elliot Bay.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Dec. 2, 2014) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) assemble on the ship's forecastle for a photo in support of the upcoming Army-Navy college football game.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Dec. 2, 2014) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) assemble on the ship’s forecastle for a photo in support of the upcoming Army-Navy college football game.

SOUDA BAY, Greece (Dec. 3, 2014) Lt. Luke Radlowski, from Utica, New York, explains the ship's mission capabilities to participants of the multinational maritime exercise, Phoenix Express 2015, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

SOUDA BAY, Greece (Dec. 3, 2014) Lt. Luke Radlowski, from Utica, New York, explains the ship’s mission capabilities to participants of the multinational maritime exercise, Phoenix Express 2015, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

MOBILE, AL (Dec. 2, 2014) Ship's sponsor Mrs. Alma Booterbaugh, left, assisted by Austal USA welder Wayne Alexander, welds her initials into the keel plate of the future USNS Brunswick during the keel authentication ceremony.

MOBILE, AL (Dec. 2, 2014) Ship’s sponsor Mrs. Alma Booterbaugh, left, assisted by Austal USA welder Wayne Alexander, welds her initials into the keel plate of the future USNS Brunswick during the keel authentication ceremony.

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 2, 2014) Retired Adm. James G. Stavridis, dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, delivers an evening lecture at the U.S. Naval War College.

NEWPORT, R.I. (Dec. 2, 2014) Retired Adm. James G. Stavridis, dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, delivers an evening lecture at the U.S. Naval War College.

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