Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, Black Sea, Mediterranean 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.  Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a current status of YOUR U.S. Navy!

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Breana Jones, from Fontana, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), defends herself from a simulated attacker after being sprayed with oleoresin calcium (OC) spray during security reactionary forces training on the flight deck.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Breana Jones, from Fontana, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), defends herself from a simulated attacker after being sprayed with oleoresin calcium (OC) spray during security reactionary forces training on the flight deck.

BANTEN BAY: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Schafer, left, and Mass Communication Specialist Christopher Perez, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, dive on the site of the Navy vessel USS Houston (CA 30) from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50).

BANTEN BAY: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Schafer, left, and Mass Communication Specialist Christopher Perez, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, dive on the site of the Navy vessel USS Houston (CA 30) from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50).

BLACK SEA: Ensign Ryan Hagelin, left, and Lt. Liam Hickey monitor the course of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) as the ship approaches the Bosphorus Strait.

BLACK SEA: Ensign Ryan Hagelin, left, and Lt. Liam Hickey monitor the course of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) as the ship approaches the Bosphorus Strait.

ATLANTIC OCEAN: Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jose Azando, from North Burgon, N.J., performs maintenance on a MK1 life preserver in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

ATLANTIC OCEAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jose Azando, from North Burgon, N.J., performs maintenance on a MK1 life preserver in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors participate in a scrubbing exercise on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors participate in a scrubbing exercise on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California.

TOLEDO, Belize: U.S. Navy Medical Officer Cmdr. Suzanne Maldarelli uses a stethoscope to listen to a Belizean child's heart at San Pedro Columbia Satellite Clinic during Southern Partnership Station 2014.

TOLEDO, Belize: U.S. Navy Medical Officer Cmdr. Suzanne Maldarelli uses a stethoscope to listen to a Belizean child’s heart at San Pedro Columbia Satellite Clinic during Southern Partnership Station 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An E-2C Hawkeye  from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW)116 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW)116 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California.

SAN DIEGO: Cmdr. Thomas S. Stephens salutes during the departure of the official party aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore at Naval Base San Diego. Stephens relieved Cmdr. James T. Robinson as the new commanding officer aboard Rushmore.

SAN DIEGO: Cmdr. Thomas S. Stephens salutes during the departure of the official party aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore at Naval Base San Diego. Stephens relieved Cmdr. James T. Robinson as the new commanding officer aboard Rushmore.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MV-22 Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MV-22 Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

FORT STORY, Va.: A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to leave the beach at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

FORT STORY, Va.: A landing craft air cushion from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 prepares to leave the beach at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea