Your Navy TODAY – New York, Washington, South China 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.

NEW YORK: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) passes the Statue of Liberty during the Parade of Ships at Fleet Week New York.

NEW YORK: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) passes the Statue of Liberty during the Parade of Ships at Fleet Week New York.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors stand by as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) for a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors stand by as USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) pulls alongside USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) for a replenishment-at-sea.

WASHINGTON: Chief Hospital Corpsman Mahtob Johnson, left, Fleet Forces Command; Chief Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Matthew Meadows, Pacific Fleet; Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Paul Marticorena, Reserve Forces; and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Patricia Madigan, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Shore; stand at attention after being meritoriously advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer during the 2013 Navy Sailor of the Year pinning ceremony.

WASHINGTON: Chief Hospital Corpsman Mahtob Johnson, left, Fleet Forces Command; Chief Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) Matthew Meadows, Pacific Fleet; Chief Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Paul Marticorena, Reserve Forces; and Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Patricia Madigan, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Shore; stand at attention after being meritoriously advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer during the 2013 Navy Sailor of the Year pinning ceremony.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Air department Sailors participate in a scrub down exercise on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

PACIFIC OCEAN: Air department Sailors participate in a scrub down exercise on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Paul Garilao performs a visual clear and bright test on incoming fuel aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannok (T-AO 204).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Paul Garilao performs a visual clear and bright test on incoming fuel aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Rappahannok (T-AO 204).

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) fires its MK 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise.

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) fires its MK 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An EA-18G Growler assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

PACIFIC OCEAN: An EA-18G Growler assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

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Your Navy TODAY – New York, Washington, South China Sea