When I choose Align View the view given is the red-green plane. How to I display my view from one of the other planes?
The Align View context menu item orients the camera to look straight at the visible side of the currently selected Face. If you want to get the traditional front, right, top, etc. views use Camera->Standard Views menu (or its toolbar) instead.
There are two Align View context menu commands.
The Align View context menu command for a Face
This aligns the camera perpendicular to the face and centers the face onscreen.
The Align View context menu command for the Drawing Axes
See this topic:
Orientation of Standard Top View, and Axis Change?