Around the World Wednesday: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan approaches Point Loma, Calif., as she enters San Diego Bay. The Point Loma peninsula defines San Diego Bay and separates it from the Pacific Ocean.
In an event that hasn’t happened in a decade, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will illuminate morning
skies around the world beginning Wednesday, and last
a full month, until Feb. 20. The time of night that’s best for viewing.
Around the World Wednesday: A diver from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 maneuvers around a ship’s propeller looking for an inert training explosive while in Bridgetown, Barbados. Navy Divers journey anywhere from the darkest depths of the oceans to freezing conditions underneath icebergs. Their motto fittingly is “We Dive the World Over.“
Around the World Wednesday: Color guard members prepare to shift colors as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) anchors in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is just one of the many ports that the Navy visits while on sea duty.
Around the World Wednesday: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun gets underway from Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. The bay of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbors of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships, like USS Truxtun!
Around the World Wednesday: The ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington after a strategic deterrence patrol. Alabama is one of eight ballistic missile submarines stationed at the base!
Around the World Wednesday: The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz approaches Naval Air Station North Island. NAS North Island is the official birthplace of Naval Aviation because the Navy’s first aviator, Lt. Theodore Ellyson, and many of his colleagues were trained there.
Around the World Wednesday: In waters near Guam, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney performs tactical maneuvers along with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. This was part of GUAMEX 2014 – an operation aimed at enhancing the interoperability of the Navy and JMSDF.
We are excited and proud to partner up with #AiWeiwei once again, seizing this moment to defend artistic freedom around the world! Starting Wednesday, October 29th, we’ll be collecting LEGO donations for Ai Weiwei.
Around the World Wednesday: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Sasebo, Japan. Sasebo is the home of the Navy’s only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group. This base is strategically important in carrying out our defense treaty with Japan in ensuring peace and stability throughout the region.
Around the World Wednesday: Diego Garcia is just one of our Naval Support Facilities. The tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located seven degrees south of the equator is also often a liberty call stop.
Around the World Wednesday: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 conduct a patrol during a week-long jungle warfare training course in Okinawa, Japan. The center occupies 17,500 acres of jungle in northern Okinawa and provides instruction to prepare joint forces for jungle combat.
Around the World Wednesday: Sailors aboard the USS Mount Whitney lower the flag as the ship gets underway from Kiel, Germany. The USS Mount Whitney was there last year for Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013, which is an annual multinational exercise to enhance maritime capabilities and interoperability with partner nations.