The Navy protects America on the oceans

The Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


Why being there matters

On the planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea.

The U.S. 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. The 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 people 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.