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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

During Navy Week Dayton, Ohio, Sailors from USS Constitution’s Color Guard Parade the Colors before a baseball game between the Dayton Dragons and the South Bend Cubs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

During Navy Week Dayton, Ohio, Sailors from USS Constitution’s Color Guard Parade the Colors before a baseball game between the Dayton Dragons and the South Bend Cubs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus provides remarks during an all-hands call on Naval Support Activity Naples. Mabus officiated an awards ceremony and reenlistments for select Sailors, followed by an all-hands call. Mabus is visiting Great Green Fleet operations in Europe, the highlight of which will include an Italian oiler refueling USS Mason (DDG 87) with advanced alternative fuel. The Great Green Fleet initiative is designed to make our Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Theron J. Godbold/Released)

Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus provides remarks during an all-hands call on Naval Support Activity Naples. Mabus officiated an awards ceremony and reenlistments for select Sailors, followed by an all-hands call. Mabus is visiting Great Green Fleet operations in Europe, the highlight of which will include an Italian oiler refueling USS Mason (DDG 87) with advanced alternative fuel. The Great Green Fleet initiative is designed to make our Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Theron J. Godbold/Released)

Navy Lieutenants Eric Bowers and Eran Wilson discuss flight operations while in flight aboard a P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol craft during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

Navy Lieutenants Eric Bowers and Eran Wilson discuss flight operations while in flight aboard a P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol craft during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, begin training flights in preparation to resume the team’s Pensacola practice and air show season schedules. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrea Perez/Released)

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, begin training flights in preparation to resume the team’s Pensacola practice and air show season schedules. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrea Perez/Released)

Steelworker 3rd Class Terry Perkins (left), from Piqua, Ohio, and Construction Electrician's Mate Charlisa Burkhalter, from Dallas, perform morning colors at U.S. Naval Base Guam, placing the national ensign at half-mast in honor of all of the victims and their families of the Orlando, Fla., tragedy. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeff Landis/Released)

Steelworker 3rd Class Terry Perkins (left), from Piqua, Ohio, and Construction Electrician’s Mate Charlisa Burkhalter, from Dallas, perform morning colors at U.S. Naval Base Guam, placing the national ensign at half-mast in honor of all of the victims and their families of the Orlando, Fla., tragedy. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeff Landis/Released)

Midshipman 2nd Class Renee Hill, from Houston, serves Sailors lunch in USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) forward mess decks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class DeAndrae McDaniel/Released)

Midshipman 2nd Class Renee Hill, from Houston, serves Sailors lunch in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) forward mess decks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class DeAndrae McDaniel/Released)

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Andrew Dean stands watch on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Andrew Dean stands watch on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)

Damage Controlman 1st Class James Hough, assigned to USS Constitution, sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park before the start of a Boston Red Sox game. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mickey Treigle/Released)

Damage Controlman 1st Class James Hough, assigned to USS Constitution, sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park before the start of a Boston Red Sox game. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mickey Treigle/Released)

Steelworker 3rd Class Codey Jones, a native of Phoenix, and Utilitiesman Constructionman Amber Wood, a native of Palm Beach, Florida, take a selfie with Timorese children at Aimutin School during Pacific Partnership 2016.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brittney Vella/Released)

Steelworker 3rd Class Codey Jones, a native of Phoenix, and Utilitiesman Constructionman Amber Wood, a native of Palm Beach, Florida, take a selfie with Timorese children at Aimutin School during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brittney Vella/Released)

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Matthew Fitzgerald, from Aurora, Colorado, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 on USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during routine flight operations in adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Matthew Fitzgerald, from Aurora, Colorado, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Vigilantes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 on USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck during routine flight operations in adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)

Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Ethan Vangaasbeck, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 monitors his sensor station during his flight in BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/Released)

Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Ethan Vangaasbeck, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 monitors his sensor station during his flight in BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/Released)

Sailors participate in a Zumba class on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lindsay A. Preston/Released)

Sailors participate in a Zumba class on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lindsay A. Preston/Released)

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Austin Rush, from Columbus, Ohio and attached to USS Constitution, talks at the Dayton Metro Library Northwest Branch about Post Revolutionary War and the Building of a Navy, during Navy Week Dayton, Ohio.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Austin Rush, from Columbus, Ohio and attached to USS Constitution, talks at the Dayton Metro Library Northwest Branch about Post Revolutionary War and the Building of a Navy, during Navy Week Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond/Released)

Sailors serve around the fleet in a variety of ways. Which of these photos catch your interest?

 

 

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Romania, Greece, Germany

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany: Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matt Kresge signals to pilots aboard a P-3C Orion, assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of  Patrol Squadron (VP) Four as they return from flying an event during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany: Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Matt Kresge signals to pilots aboard a P-3C Orion, assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) Four as they return from flying an event during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Menhardt/Released)

CONSTANTA, Romania:  The American flag flies at half-mast aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

CONSTANTA, Romania: The American flag flies at half-mast aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA : Chief Boatswain’s Mate Jason Smith supervises Seaman Estefania Arcosmartinez hooking cargo to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Darby C. Dillon/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA : Chief Boatswain’s Mate Jason Smith supervises Seaman Estefania Arcosmartinez hooking cargo to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Darby C. Dillon/Released)

BALTIC SEA: Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jacob Verschoor, from Scottsdale, Arizona, rides a rigid hull inflatable boat towards USS Truxtun (DDG 103) to pick up the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team for a VBSS exercise in support of Baltic Opertaions (BALTOPS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Echerri-Dupree /Released)

BALTIC SEA: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Jacob Verschoor, from Scottsdale, Arizona, rides a rigid hull inflatable boat towards USS Truxtun (DDG 103) to pick up the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team for a VBSS exercise in support of Baltic Opertaions (BALTOPS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Echerri-Dupree /Released)

DILI, Timor Leste: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 lifts supplies off the flight deck of hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Cousins/Released)

DILI, Timor Leste: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 lifts supplies off the flight deck of hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Cousins/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/ Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/ Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan as part of a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at the Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan as part of a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)

BALTIC SEA: A Landing Craft Air Cushion leaves the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) with equipment for Marines conducting exercises during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Bannister/Released)

BALTIC SEA: A Landing Craft Air Cushion leaves the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) with equipment for Marines conducting exercises during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tracey Bannister/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUDA BAY, Greece: Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Kalon Turner, assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay Air Operations Department Transient Line Division, directs a C-40 Clipper following its arrival. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUDA BAY, Greece: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Kalon Turner, assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay Air Operations Department Transient Line Division, directs a C-40 Clipper following its arrival. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off of USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during routine flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tomas Compian/ Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches off of USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck during routine flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tomas Compian/ Released)

BALTIC SEA: Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transports U.S. Marines in preparation for an amphibious assault landing on the island of Uto, Sweden during  BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class America A. Henry/ Released)

BALTIC SEA: Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transports U.S. Marines in preparation for an amphibious assault landing on the island of Uto, Sweden during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class America A. Henry/ Released)

BALTIC SEA: Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transports U.S. Marines in preparation for an amphibious assault landing on the island of Uto, Sweden during BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class America A. Henry/ Released)

 

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