Your Navy TODAY – Souda Bay, Key West, Gulf of Oman

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.

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits San Diego Harbor.

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits San Diego Harbor.

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) prepares to depart Souda Bay after a scheduled port visit.

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) prepares to depart Souda Bay after a scheduled port visit.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Tomakomai after a port visit.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Tomakomai after a port visit.

Quartermaster Seaman Pasquale V. Verrastro uses a sextant to find the range of a foreign vessel on the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Quartermaster Seaman Pasquale V. Verrastro uses a sextant to find the range of a foreign vessel on the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Cpl. Daryl Tunstall, left, and Cpl. Zakary Werkheiser, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

Cpl. Daryl Tunstall, left, and Cpl. Zakary Werkheiser, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, perform maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to take off from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) flight deck during flight operations.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to take off from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) flight deck during flight operations.

Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-4, are lowered into the water from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53).

Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-4, are lowered into the water from the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53).

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Your Navy TODAY – Souda Bay, Key West, Gulf of Oman