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Every Day in the Navy

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Every day your shipmates are writing tomorrow's Navy history through their actions today. "All Hands Magazine" has been a staple of information for Sailors for more than the past 80 years, and this "Every Day in the Navy" section is intended to build on that heritage.



This section should be 'For Sailors, By Sailors,' as the magazine's mission states. This is every Sailor's opportunity to let the rest of the Navy know what their shipmates and command are doing every day for America's Navy.

All you have to do to highlight your shipmates in this section of the magazine is send a short summary in an active voice and in concise bullets explaining what they're doing, and how their contribution, however large or small, is helping your command achieve the mission today. We prefer a photo or video to accompany the submission.

Email your submissions to: allhandsmagazine@dma.mil. Make sure to put "Every Day in the Navy" in the subject line of your email.

Also, we would love to hear what you think about our photos. Hit the "ADD COMMENT" button to join the conversation.

July 31

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NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (July 30, 2013) Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson reenlists Engineman 2nd Class Raymond Williams and Mineman 3rd Class Deren Franke aboard the mine countermeasure ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11). Gladiator is forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of regional security through mine countermeasure operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danielle Brandt)

July 30

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (July 29, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Joanna Castro watches aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as Pacific Partnership 2013 personnel embark a New Zealand landing craft. Working at the invitation of each host nation, U.S. Navy forces are joined by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and regional partners that include Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand to improve maritime security, conduct humanitarian assistance and strengthen disaster-response preparedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laurie Dexter)

July 29

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JOMARK ENTRANCE (July 26, 2013) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Dani Voeuth logs the settings of the electric automatic boiler control aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond)

July 26

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CORAL SEA (July 25, 2013) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Matt Collas, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completes a maneuvering log inside the combat information center. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S. and Australian forces for future combined operations, humanitarian assistance and natural disaster response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III)

July 25

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 24, 2013) Crew members of the fast-attack submarine USS Ashville (SSN 758) render honors while shifting colors upon Ashville's arrival at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled visit as part of its routine deployment to the Western Pacific. Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, Ashville is one of the most technologically advanced submarines in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sebastian McCormack)

July 24

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CORAL SEA (July 23, 2013) Sailors direct aircraft from flight deck control during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of exercise Talisman Saber 2013. The exercise is a biennial training event aimed at improving Australian Defense Force (ADF) and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability as a combined joint task force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)

July 23

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CORAL SEA (July 22, 2013) Ensign Robert Martinez tracks an SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it prepares to take off from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) as a part of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman saber is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)

July 22

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NORTH ARABIAN SEA (July 19, 2013) A Sailor runs a weather guard over a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.)

July 19

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CORAL SEA (July 18, 2013) Aviation Machinist's Mate Cory Holiday, from Tampa, Fla., troubleshoots an aerial refueling storer from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are participating in Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial training event aimed at improving Australian Defense Force and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability as a Combined Joint Task Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)

July 18

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CORAL SEA (July 17, 2013) Sailors and Marines conduct well deck operations during a combat rubber reconnaissance craft and landing craft air cushion (LCAC) joint-force exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)

July 17

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CORAL SEA (July 16, 2013) Gunner's Mate Seaman Michelle O'Brien handles MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun ammunition aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) during Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber 2013 is a biennial training exercise designed to improve Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II)

July 16

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CORAL SEA (July 15, 2013) Aviation intermediate maintenance department (AIMD) Sailors prepare to replace an jet fan module in the AIMD shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman)

July 15

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CORAL SEA (July 14, 2013) Sailors are hit by sea spray on the bow of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a refueling at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). Preble is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)

July 12

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (July 11, 2013) Shaun Worones, a Newport News Shipbuilding welder, seals the cover to an island landing time capsule aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The capsule contains commemorative items from the ship's commanding officer, Capt. John F. Meier and the ships sponsor, Susan Ford Bales. The event was held in honor of President Gerald R. Ford's 100th birthday July 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl)

July 11

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ARABIAN GULF (July 10, 2013) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Sizsaun McCloud, left, and Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Benjamin White disassemble a radar from an F/A-18 Hornet in an avionics shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins)

July 10

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GUGEEGUE, Marshall Islands (July 9, 2013) Cmdr. Charles Wilson performs an eye exam on a Marshallese child at a medical civic action project during Pacific Partnership 2013. Pacific Partnership is a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and non-governmental organization volunteers together to conduct disaster-preparedness projects and build relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to better respond during a crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

July 9

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ARABIAN GULF (July 08, 2013) Engineman 3rd Class Alexander Wendell inserts a torch into a boiler during a manual boiler check aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine)


July 8

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CORAL SEA (July 06, 2013) - Sailors and Marines begin an early-morning flight deck "fun run" aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, is currently conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew B. Church)

July 5

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2013) Airman Caleb Holland, from Little Rock, Ark., left, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ricardo Lopez, from Caguas, Puerto Rico, simulate fighting an aircraft fire in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a general quarters drill. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)

July 4

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NORFOLK (July 2, 2013) Sailors assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5 are welcomed home by their friends and family during a homecoming celebration. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is returning to homeport at Norfolk, Va., after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Leah Stiles)

July 3

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NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (July 3, 2013) Patrol Coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Mina Salman Pier. The arrival of Tempest, USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) and USS Squall (PC 7) brings the total number to eight PCs here to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Stephen Murphy)

July 2


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MAYPORT, Fla. (July 1, 2013) Cmdr. Brian Masterson crosses the quarterdeck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) with family members in Mayport Fla., before their 2013 Tiger Cruise. Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Seaman Apprentice Kameren Guy Hodnett)

July 1


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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 1, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Noel Etcheto communicates with elevator operators aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Liam Kennedy)