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.
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 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: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook approaches the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. This bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, connects Europe and Asia.
Around the World Wednesday: The fast attack submarine USS Providence breaks through the ice at the North Pole. Fun tradition: When a submarine Sailor crosses the Arctic Circle, they earn the right to be called a “Blue Nose!”
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: 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.
Around the World Wednesday: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt approaches Cape Town, South Africa. The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa recently visited Cape Town to meet with senior members of the South African navy to strengthen the relationships America’s Navy has with our African partners.
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 littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth prepares to transit alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra during a replenishment-at-sea. Fort Worth is conducting routine patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands.
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.
Around the World Wednesday: Lt. Andrew Anderson, attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, takes point while on patrol during Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2015 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. FTX 2015 gave Sailors the opportunity to practice and apply Seabee Combat Warfare skills, provide host nation security support, and stay mission-ready in a simulated environment intended to replicate in-country operations.
Around the World Wednesday: Sailors assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescue an injured hiker in the vicinity of Lower Sigua Falls, Guam. The helicopter crew included Lt. John S. McCain, Lt. Adam Laakso, Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Van A. Mansfield, Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Philip A. Franzoni and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Robert Z. Riley.