Your Navy Today- Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea

On any given day, in your 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.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jesus Rosales, from El Paso, Texas, stands security watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Always Vigilant- Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jesus Rosales, from El Paso, Texas, stands security watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Barnes signals to remove chocks for a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 as it prepares to take off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Defending America- Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Robert Barnes signals to remove chocks for a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 as it prepares to take off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), right, transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside the British Royal navy destroyer HMS Dragon (D35), left.

Presence Matters- The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), right, transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside the British Royal navy destroyer HMS Dragon (D35), left.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Tester, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3's Philippine Civic Construction Action Detail, renders a salute to a child at the San Pedro Children's Home.

Around The World- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Tester, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3′s Philippine Civic Construction Action Detail, renders a salute to a child at the San Pedro Children’s Home. 

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) Airman Cassandra Hernandez signals Capt. C. A. "Turtle" Tchinski in his AV-8B Harrier before take-off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Always Ready- Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handler) Airman Cassandra Hernandez signals Capt. C. A. “Turtle” Tchinski in his AV-8B Harrier before take-off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). 

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Cory Allen, from Assault Craft Unit 1 Maritime Raid Force, conducts small boats familiarization training with Philippine Marine Corps force reconnaissance Marines during Philippine Bilateral Exercise at Philippine Marine Base Ternate.

Partnerships Matter- Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Cory Allen, from Assault Craft Unit 1 Maritime Raid Force, conducts small boats familiarization training with Philippine Marine Corps force reconnaissance Marines during Philippine Bilateral Exercise at Philippine Marine Base Ternate.

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Your Navy Today- Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea