This Week in YOUR Navy: Sept. 13 – Sept. 19

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!

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires two SM-2 missiles during Exercise Valiant Shield 2014.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires two SM-2 missiles during Exercise Valiant Shield 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2014) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) pull away from the ship in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2014) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) pull away from the ship in a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB).

WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Band prepare to perform at the Washington Navy Yard in  Washington D.C. in remembrance of the Navy Yard shooting that occurred one year ago Sept. 16, 2013.

WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2014) Members of the U.S. Navy Band prepare to perform at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C. in remembrance of the Navy Yard shooting that occurred one year ago Sept. 16, 2013.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2014) A rainbow falls upon the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) following an underway replenishment.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2014) A rainbow falls upon the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) following an underway replenishment.

BALTIMORE (Sept. 13, 2014) Spectators watch as fireworks explode over the Baltimore Inner Harbor following the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert, celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore.

BALTIMORE (Sept. 13, 2014) Spectators watch as fireworks explode over the Baltimore Inner Harbor following the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert, celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2014) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) raise the 15-star flag in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 14, 2014) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) raise the 15-star flag in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore.

INCHEON, Republic of Korea (Sept. 15, 2014) The mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) and Republic of Korea navy ships and aircraft participate in a reenactment of the Incheon landing amphibious operation, celebrating the 64th anniversary of the historic battle conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations forces during the Korean War.

INCHEON, Republic of Korea (Sept. 15, 2014) The mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) and Republic of Korea navy ships and aircraft participate in a reenactment of the Incheon landing amphibious operation, celebrating the 64th anniversary of the historic battle conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations forces during the Korean War.

GROTON, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call for Sailors and shipyard employees at General Dynamics Electric Boat after a tour of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786).

GROTON, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call for Sailors and shipyard employees at General Dynamics Electric Boat after a tour of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786).

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This Week in YOUR Navy: Sept. 13 – Sept. 19