Founded 242 years ago, the US Navy is the largest and most capable navy in the world with 322,421 personnel on active duty and 107,577 in the Navy Reserve.
The photos captured by Navy personnel from around the world show the emotional moments of service members being reunited with their family, along with the tragic moments during funerals to those lost in the line of duty.
In too deep: Construction Mechanic Constructionman traverses a mud-filled pit while participating in the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JETC) aboard Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa, Japan
Tragic: Darrold Martin, center, is presented with the flag during the burial service for Martin's son.
Angelic: Sailors create snow angels on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 7 after returning home from a deployment
Man's best friend: Naval Aircrewman rescues two dogs at Pine Forrest Elementary School, a shelter that required evacuation after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey reached its grounds on August 31
Fun: An electrician's mate fireman and damage controlman practice pipe-patching drills during a damage-control training team exercise
Repairs: U.S. Navy Diver performs underwater cutting operations
Working together: Airmen work together to install a bleed air valve on an F/A-18C Hornet
Beautiful: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Arabian Sea
In the air: A U.S. Navy Hawkeye surveillance plane lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
Sending signals: A sailor signals the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet
Live-fire: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arctic Circle
Speedy: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in the Atlantic Ocean