This Week in YOUR Navy: Sept. 20 – 26

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!

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 23, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 and an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets.

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 23, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 and an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets.

WASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2014) Indonesian Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Marsetio performs a troop inspection during a full honors ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard hosted by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert.

WASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2014) Indonesian Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Marsetio performs a troop inspection during a full honors ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard hosted by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2014) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) is underway with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2014) The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) is underway with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a replenishment-at-sea.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 21, 2014) U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Diamond Low Break Cross maneuver at the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 21, 2014) U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Diamond Low Break Cross maneuver at the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show.

NORFOLK (Sept. 22, 2014) Sailors fight a simulated fire on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

NORFOLK (Sept. 22, 2014) Sailors fight a simulated fire on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014)  A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014) A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 )  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise.

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