This Week in YOUR Navy: Nov. 8 – Nov. 14

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!

ISTANBUL, Turkey  (Nov. 11, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call with sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) while on a port call in Istanbul, Turkey.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Nov. 11, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call with Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) while on a port call in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2014) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthal (T-AO 189) transits the atlantic Ocean  during the multi-national exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 8, 2014) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthal (T-AO 189) transits the Atlantic Ocean during the multi-national exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14).

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2014) Sailors fire a rifle volley during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for retired Master Chief Avionic Technician Richard John Hora.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2014) Sailors fire a rifle volley during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for retired Master Chief Avionic Technician Richard John Hora.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 12, 2014) A P-3C Orion aircraft attached to the Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 flies past the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), right, and the Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel KDB Darulaman (PV 08) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2014.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 12, 2014) A P-3C Orion aircraft attached to the Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 flies past the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), right, and the Royal Brunei Navy Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel KDB Darulaman (PV 08) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2014.

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 11, 2014) Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) march and sing during the San Diego Veteran's Day Parade with the theme, A tribute to Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 11, 2014) Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) march and sing during the San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade with the theme, A tribute to Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

ELLIOTT BAY, Wash. (Nov. 10, 2014) The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) transits toward Seattle during a short Friends and Family Day Cruise in the Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.

ELLIOTT BAY, Wash. (Nov. 10, 2014) The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) transits toward Seattle during a short Friends and Family Day Cruise in the Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to retire the colors at a Veteran's Day wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard prepare to retire the colors at a Veteran’s Day wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 10, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 10, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Nov. 8,2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band perform at Kealakehe High School during a U.S. Navy community and educational outreach program.

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Nov. 8,2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band perform at Kealakehe High School during a U.S. Navy community and educational outreach program.

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