MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 23, 2016) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Luis Dicent, from Springfield, New Jersey, steers the ship from aft steering during a loss of steering drill aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) Jan. 23, 2016. Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U. S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
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