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Give Something Away Day

July 15 “Give Something Away” Day is about everyone that cares about anyone or anything to give away something.

It’s from the U.S. Navy core values to give back.

Below are just a few recent examples of how we’ve given back to this world.

Let’s also remember the hospital ships USNS Mercy’s and USNS Comfort’s 2020 COVID-19 deployment as they’ve supported the communities in need.

What are you doing to GIVE today?


NEX Customers Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (July 7, 2020)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Twice a year, NEX customers are given the opportunity to donate to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 benefit ticket. The results of this year’s spring campaign showed NEX customers donated nearly $192,000 to support NMCRS. Read more on Navy.mil

NEX Bahrain presented a check to Naval Support Activity Bahrain’s Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, representing the money NEX customers donated during the NEX/Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society spring campaign. (U.S. Navy photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs/Released)

VAW-124 Aviators Teaming with U.S. Coast Guard to Safeguard Mariners (July 2, 2020)

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Naval aviators assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 124 aboard Naval Station Norfolk assist the U.S. Coast Guard to respond to a potential mariner in distress in the waters off the Atlantic Ocean. Read more on Navy.mil

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) An E-2C Hawkeye waits on the Naval Air Station Jacksonville flight line Oct. 11, 2018, to possibly assist with coordinating relief efforts in the Florida Panhandle region in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Navy photo by Reggie Jarrett/ Released)

USS Kidd Renders Assistance at Sea (July 1, 2020)

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) assists a fishing vessel in distress while in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations. Read more on Navy.mil

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 30, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) tows a distressed fishing vessel, after the vessel experienced engine problems leaving it unable to operate at sea. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Released)

NMCB-5 Completes 100th U.S. Navy Seabee Project in Timor-Leste (June 26, 2020)

DILI, Timor-Leste (NNS) — U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Timor-Leste conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 100th Seabee project in Timor-Leste, a two-room education facility at the Ensino Basico Central Fatumeta Pre-Secondary School. Read more on Navy.mil

DILI, Timor-Leste (June 3, 2020) Utilitiesman Constructionman Mario Moreno (left) and Construction Electrician Constructionman Brandon Siciliano, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Timor-Leste, ensure an electrical panel is level prior to securing it to the exterior wall at Fatumeta’s school. (U.S. Navy photo by Builder 3rd Class Sierra Hall/Released)

NAVFAC EXWC Becomes Navy’s Newest SMART Facility Offering Scholarships for Students (June 24, 2020)

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) — Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) is honored to become the newest science, mathematics and research for transformation (SMART) sponsored facility, offering scholarships to academics currently studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read more on Navy.mil

Norfolk-Based Sailor Saves Lives during Evening Run (June 22, 2020)

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — An evening run turned into a lifesaving event June 9, thanks to Lt. John Miller, assigned to Navy Warfare Development Command, Naval Station Norfolk. Read more on Navy.mil

NORFOLK, Va. — Lt. John Miller is credited with saving two lives while on an evening run near his residence. He is assigned to Navy Warfare Development Command, Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photos by Ian Delossantos, NWDC/Released)

Rota Rocks: Spreading Smiles throughout the Community (June 18, 2020)

NAVAL STATION ROTA, SPAIN (NNS) — Similar to people around the world, 2020 has been a challenging year for personnel stationed at Naval Station Rota. The community, both on-base and off-base, spent six-plus weeks inside their homes during Spain’s State of Alarm and the subsequent de-escalation has been a gradual return to the “new normal.” Read more on Navy.mil

Lindsey Smelser, the driving force behind Rota Rocks group, poses for a photo with her four children in base housing, June 2, 2020. Smelser created the group to bring smiles to participants and make the daily walks fun for children during Spain’s de-escalation.
Rocks lined up by Lindsey Smelser’s children who had painted them to hide as part of Rota Rocks project.

USS Halsey Assists Distressed Mariner (June 17, 2020)

EASTERN PACIFIC (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) assisted a fishing vessel in distress while operating in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations June 16. Read more on Navy.mil

Coronavirus Defense: Navy Develops 3D-Printed Tactical Masks for U.S. Forces Korea (June 17, 2020)

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global shortage of surgical face masks and other personal protective equipment, including for warfighters stationed at U.S. Forces Korea. Read more on Navy.mil

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — Soldiers assigned to 4-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry ROK/US Combined Division hold community-use masks created by their unit’s 3-D Printers on April 22. (U.S Army photo by KCpl. Hanmin Yun. 2ID/RUCD Public Affairs)


Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Rescues Hikers Near Pagat Caves (June 16, 2020)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (NNS) — The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 responded to a search and rescue (SAR) request from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam for three missing hikers, June 14. Read more on Navy.mil

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veteran Employee Readiness Group Delivers U.S. Flag Collection Honoring Departed Veterans to Local Funeral Home (June 15, 2020)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — A tradition four years in the making, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veteran Employee Readiness Group once again answered the call honoring veterans of the community with a donation of 113 worn United States flags to Sturtevant Funeral Home Jun. 12. Read more on Navy.mil

Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Veteran Employee Readiness Group (VET-ERG) presented 113 U.S. Flags to Sturtevant Funeral Home June 12 in honor of Flag Day. The flags were donated from the workforce and from within the community to be part of Sturtevant’s Retire the Flag Program. From Left to Right: VET-ERG Member Ricky Burroughs, VET-ERG Founding Member Jonathan Echols, Sturtevant Funeral Home Representative Robie Gardner, Shipyard Commander Capt. Kai Torkelson, Command Master Chief Gene Garland, VET-ERG President Nicholas Boyle, and Retired/VET-ERG Founding Member Rick Nelson.

Key West SAR Team Performed Two Rescues, Assisting Three Civilians (June 15, 2020)

KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West provided quick-action search and rescue (SAR) during two separate events on June 1. Read more on Navy.mil

Training Support Center Great Lakes Holds Unique Pizza Party (June 12, 2020)

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) — Staff at Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes participated in a pizza party June 12. TSC Petty Officer Association (POA), Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA) along with TSC Great Lakes’ Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions student organization spent all morning lifting the morale of command students by delivering 300 pizzas to the barracks that they live. Read more on Navy.mil

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (June 12, 2020) Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes staff members deliver pizzas to USS Franklin barracks June 12. Students in all TSC barracks were treated with the delivery of 300 pizzas thanks to the Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers association along with CSADD. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)

Eye on Innovation: NNSY Personnel Help Local Medical Facilities in Fight against COVID-19 (June 10, 2020)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and medical professionals work around the clock to care for those affected, there has been a need for equipment and a call-to-action for those willing to assist. Read more on Navy.mil

Code 2330 Nuclear Engineer David Shamblin used his personal 3-D printer to print personal protective equipment that was donated to Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.

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Answering the Call: Stateside Deployments of U.S. Navy Hospital Ships

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED

On March 18, President Trump announced Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and Comfort (T-AH-20) were to be activated and deployed stateside to serve as referral centers for non-COVID-19 patients. The longest-serving hospital ships in continuous operation in our history, Mercy and Comfort have long captured the public’s imagination due to their vast medical capabilities as floating hospitals. But in the storied history of our hospital ships, stateside deployments during global pandemics remain unchartered waters.

Hospital ships have played pivotal roles in naval operations since the early days of our Republic. During the Barbary Wars, Commodore Edward Preble ordered that USS Intrepid be used as a hospital ship. The reconfiguration of this former bomb-ketch in 1803 marks the standard for almost all hospital ships used thereafter. To date, only USS Relief (AH-1) was built from the keel up to serve as a hospital ship. All other ships—including USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort—were converted from other uses whether as super tankers, troop transports or passenger liners.

Hospital ward aboard USS Relief (AH-1) in the 1920s. (BUMED Archives, 09-5066-183)

Floating Ambulance

Whether it is the USS Red Rover transporting patients up the Mississippi to Mound Island in the Civil War or USS Solace (AH-5) taking wounded Marines from Iwo Jima to Guam hospital, ships have long served in the capacity of ambulance ships.

During the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, Comfort (AH-3) and Mercy (AH-4) were each briefly stationed in New York where they took care of overflow patients from the Third Naval District before returning to the fleet and sailing across the Atlantic. Along with USS Solace (AH-2), these ships ferried thousands of wounded and sick (including virulent cases of the flu) back to stateside facilities.

USS Comfort (AH-3) serving as ambulance ship, ca. 1918 (BUMED Archives, 14-0058-003)

Station Hospitals

Throughout 19th and early 20th centuries, a host of Navy ships was sent around the country to serve as “station hospitals” for burgeoning naval bases.

From the 1850s until the early 1860s, supply ships USS Warren and later USS Independence operated in this capacity at Mare Island, California, until shore facilities were constructed. Decades later, the Navy employed the former gunboat USS Nipsic at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, where it served as a predecessor to Naval Hospital Bremerton (Puget Sound). And from 1953 until 1957, the hospital ship USS Haven (AH-12) served as a station hospital at Long Beach, California, supporting medical activities in the Eleventh Naval District.

USS Nipsic at the Puget Sound Naval Station, Bremerton, Washington, while serving as a station hospital. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph, NH 44601)

Humanitarian Measures

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) operations have long been the clarion call for hospital ships. In March 1933, following the devastating earthquake that hit Long Beach, USS Relief (AH-1) sent teams of physicians and Hospital Corpsmen ashore to assist in treatment of casualties. Some 66 years later, following the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 1989, USNS Mercy—then moored in Oakland—provided food and shelter for hundreds of victims of the disaster.

Since 2001, USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy have taken part in some 19 HADR missions, from Continuing Promise to Unified Assistance, and treated over 550,000 patients. But of these missions, only two were stateside deployments.

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Comfort deployed to the Gulf Coast where she treated 1,258 patients at Pascagoula, Mississippi, and New Orleans. Years earlier, she was sent to New York City following the attacks on Sept. 11.

Originally envisioned as a floating trauma hospital for the victims of the Twin Towers’ collapse, the ship’s mission changed when it became clear there were not the large numbers of injured expected. Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, Navy surgeon general in 2001, recalled that New York’s Emergency Management Office stated the city was being overwhelmed with the requirements of humanity. “The island didn’t have facilities to support the firemen and rescuers and police digging through the rubble and sleeping on the hood of their engines,” Cowan said. “They were becoming dirty, going without water as they worked in harsh environments. NYC requested the Comfort to provide humanitarian services; as the ‘Comfort Inn,’ which could be docked close to the site.”

From Sept. 14 to Oct. 1, Comfort provided hot meals, showers, a berth, a change of clean clothes to about a 1,000 relief workers a day from its temporary home at Pier 92 in Manhattan.

Capabilities

When commissioned on Dec. 28, 1920, Relief (AH-1) could boast the same amenities as the most modern hospitals at the time—large corridors and elevators for transporting patients, and fully equipped surgical operating rooms, wards, galleys, pantries, wash rooms, laboratories, dispensaries, as well as a sterilizing/disinfecting room—all with “sanitary” tiled flooring.

USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are no different in this regard and are comparable to some of the largest trauma hospitals in the United States. Each ship contains 12 fully equipped operating rooms, a bed capacity of 1,000 and can boast of digital radiological services, medical laboratories, full-serve pharmacies, blood banks, medical equipment repair shops, prosthetics and physical therapy.

Emblazoned with nine red crosses and stretching 894 feet in length (the size of three football fields) Mercy and Comfort remain powerful symbols of medical care and hope during the darkest times.  

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy for the Fiscal Year 1919. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1919.

Cowan, Michael, Oral History conducted with (Session conducted by A.B. Sobocinski and D.V. Ginn on September 12, 2013). BUMED Oral History Archives.

Hospital Ships Fact File. U.S. Navy. Retrieved from: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4625&tid=200&ct=4

Johnson, Lucius. “The Story of Our Hospital Ships.” The Red Cross Courier. July 1937.

Massman, Emory A. Hospital Ships of World War II. An Illustrated Reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & CO., Inc, Publishers, 1999.

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Enduring Promise: USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is on a five-month deployment to  Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

The ship and crew will provide medical assistance to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago as well as conduct logistics and liberty port visits to Panama and Curaçao.

Since 2007, personnel involved in USNS Comfort deployments have treated more than 488,000 patients, performed 5,500 surgeries, completed over 100 engineering projects, and conducted countless other assistance activities.

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USNS Comfort’s Journey in Photos

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NORFOLK (June 14, 2019) – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems strained by an increase in Venezuelan migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Keith Wilson/Released)

 

NORFOLK (Jun. 14, 2019) Sailors man the rails aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as they depart for a 2019 deployment. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems strained by an increase in Venezuelan migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 15, 2019) Naval Musician 2nd Class Kent Grover, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, plays the saxophone aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacob Gleich/Released)
MIAMI (June 18, 2019) Vice President Mike Pence highlights the Enduring Promise medical assistance mission to reporters and citizens at a press event featuring the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort has departed on its 2019 Enduring Promise deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leona A. Donaldson/Released)
MIAMI (June 18, 2019) Lt. Gwendolyn Mann, from Hampton, Va., shows Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence an operating room during a tour of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan R. Bair/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (June 20, 2019) Hospitalman Apprentice Jennifer Maria Fekos, from Pittsburg, participates in a manual blood pressure training with Ensign Lindsay Robinson from Woodbury, Minnesota, aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (June 22, 2019) Ensign Deonte Pressley, from Washington D.C., briefs a group of Sailors during passenger training aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is deploying to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald/Released)

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USNS Comfort News

USNS Comfort Crew Celebrates 121st Hospital Corpsman Birthday (June 17, 2019)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — The crew aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) celebrated the 121st birthday of the Hospital Corpsman rating during a ceremony on the ship’s mess decks June 17.

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Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville staff deploy with USNS Comfort (June 17, 2019)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) — Twenty-five staff from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission (June 14, 2019)

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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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!

Cmdr. John Moree, from Mobile, Ala., inspects a lump in a patient’s mouth at a land-based medical site. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Fighting Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, remove ordnance from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Anthony Alvarez stands the starboard-side lookout watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith speaks to Sailors during an all-hands call at U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet headquarters at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
Sailors heave in line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Ensign Erin Mannix, from Waynesville, Ohio, checks bearings using an alidade on the bridge of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/Released)
Musician 1st Class Andy Skaggs, center, plays trombone with the U.S. Navy Band jazz ensemble, Commodores, during their final concert at Key West High School. Skaggs, from Ashland, Kentucky, is a member of the U.S. Navy Concert Band who volunteered to join the Commodores on their 2018 National Tour during a period of vacancy. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, second from right, speaks with Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
Seaman Troy Crawford stands watch on the bridge wing of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), while underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lasheba James/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Sasha Wagner, from Chicago, uses a voltmeter to ensure power has been secured to solenoids in an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) station before performing maintenance aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) read to students at Sewell’s Point Elementary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst/ Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Kierra Reames mans a sound-powered phone for elevator operation in primary flight control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado/Released)
Lt. Daniel Naranjo, a nurse practitioner from Miami, is interviewed by local media at a land-based medical site in Turbo, Colombia. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Cody Soto, from Goliad, Texas, fires a shot line with an M14 rifle from the boat deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) to the dry-cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Alma Gallegos, left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Kjae Robinson assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), operate Mark 38 weapons systems during the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass CommSailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.unication Specialist 2nd Class Richard Miller/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Guam, Japan, Portugal

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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Ships attached to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) crew, family, friends and honored guests attend the ship’s change of command ceremony onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Marvin Thompson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Bruni, from Kingston, Mass., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a vertical replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Re
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ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) flies the battle ensign and the flag of France during a three week integration of the French navy La Fayette-class frigate FS Courbet (F 712) with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Alvis Fredereck, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, uses a front-end loader with a sweeper attachment to dump displaced sand that he swept up from a path that was rendered unusable onboard White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, as a result of a recent typhoon that impacted the island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Lopez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Ships attached to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
TURBO, Colombia: The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchors off the coast of Colombia on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors prepare an F/A-18 Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, for take-off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during dual carrier operations with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason N. Tarleton/Released)
GUAM: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jose Garcia signals Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634 to approach the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) with heavy equipment to transfer to the island of Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Philippine Sea. John C. Stennis is underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a dual carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), right, steams alongside the French navy La Fayette-class frigate FS Courbet (F 712) during a 3-week integration of the Courbet with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Speciliast Matt Bodenner/Released)
LISBON, Portugal: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman prepares to get underway following a scheduled port visit in Lisbon, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Victoria Sutton/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea

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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye launches off the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyleigh Williams/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) pose for a command photo during the ship’s port visit to Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 5, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
MANAMA, Bahrain: Salvage operations specialists from Naval Sea Systems Command deploy a Class-V ocean skimmer onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain during an emergency spill response demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), front, is underway alongside the French navy frigate FS Courbet (F712) and a French AS-565 Panther helicopter during a three-week integration of Courbet with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An AH–1Z Viper helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), flies above the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in the Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), left, and the U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326) transit the Arabian Gulf during exercise Eastern Sailor 19. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to come alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly overhead in formation during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to bring on fuel. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of the U.S. Southern Command Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Brandon Taylor, left, fires a .50-caliber machine gun under the instruction of Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Griffin Vancil during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SAIPAN: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) heads to Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) cruises in formation with other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy M. Black/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – North Sea, East China Sea, Norwegian Sea

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.

NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
NORTH SEA: Sailors transport an E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its Phalanx close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) docks in Faxa Bay, Reykjavik, Iceland, with U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
SAFAGA, Egypt: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) performs a gunnery exercise with the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors refuel an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “€œDeath Howlers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Detachment 2, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) operates in the Gulf of Aden at night. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NORTH SEA: The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) transits the North Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador: The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is stationed off the coast of Ecuador for an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Pallets of food and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) approach the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a connected replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jacob Ferrantino performs conducts a dry fire of a surface-vessel torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

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Special Report: Enduring Promise

USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team is providing care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.

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Highlights

USNS Comfort Departs for Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central America

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and Central America where personnel will work closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras.

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NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)
NORFOLK (Oct. 10, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)

USNS Comfort Conducts Mass Casualty Training Exercise

Doctors, nurses and other embarked medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conducted a mass casualty training exercise in preparation for visiting medical sites in Central and South America, Oct. 13.

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Preventive Healthcare: Comfort’s Plan Heading into First Stop

Moving closer to providing care in the first country of an 11-week medical mission in support of Enduring Promise 2018, providers and corpsmen aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) are eager to execute a major initiative­ — preventive health care.

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USNS Comfort Transits the Panama Canal

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (Oct. 17, 2018) The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transits the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Keith Wilson/Released)

USNS Comfort Begins Medical Site Set-up in Ecuador

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their first mission stop as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 20.

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ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 20, 2018) Sailors move medical supplies from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) onto one of two medical sites in preparation for upcoming treatment days. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)

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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!

The 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year Brian Alvarado, right center, married to Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Matthew Alvarado, left center, is recognized by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, left, and his wife Dana Richardson during the USO-Metro 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Javier Perez, from Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, performs a daily turnaround inspection on a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “€œChargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Apprentice Joshua Leonard/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Neil Wierboski, a native of Hawley, Philadelphia, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 prepares the unmamned aerial vehicle for launch aboard MKVI patrol boats during unit level training conducted by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr/Released)
Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class John Ferguson, assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, explains the systems used during a search and rescue operation onboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft to Lt. Cmdr. Oscar Johanes, a pilot in the Indonesian navy and head of the air section for Multinational Exercise Komodo (MNEK) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Juan S. Sua/Released)
Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Damaskis Myers, from Houston, Texas, conducts maintenance on a propeller assigned to an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the “Wallbangers” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David A. Brandenburg/Released)
Cmdr. Janet Days, commanding officer of USS McFaul (DDG 74) delivers her remarks during the 20th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning ceremony aboard the USS McFaul at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rob Rupp (Released)
Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) secure a Mark 46 Mod 5A torpedo during an ammunition onload evolution aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans, left, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, greets Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson upon his arrival to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Hurt/Released)
The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard drill team performs at Robinson High School before a public concert in support of Tampa Bay Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
Lt. Yibo Chen, right, trains Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dustin Fulton on how to perform an ultrasound on Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Binod Gurung during a radiology mass casualty drill aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in support of Comfort Exercise (COMFEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Yokosuka opens its gates to 150 Japanese residents for a tour of the installation’s historical sites. Highlights of the tour, co-sponsored by the City of Yokosuka, includes visits to dry docks built in the late 1800s and a question and answer session with U.S. Navy Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristina Doss/Released by Fleet Activities Public Affairs)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Erica Nohelani Ponce, left, from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Nicole Demarest, from Memphis, Tennessee, conduct morning colors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks / Released)
Chief Quartermaster Dani Higinio, center, gives training on the bridge of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell/Released)

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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!

Sailors practice firefighting techniques in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Anthony Henry stands watch in the pilot house during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Utah Kledzik/Released)
Sonar Technicians (Surface) 3rd Class Amanda Isbell, left, and Amanda O’guin handle line as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) departs Colombo, Sri Lanka, after a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Electricians Mate 3rd Class Louis Cabiran, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, mans an M240G machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat while providing high value asset protection for the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Apra Harbor, Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis/Released)
Operations Specialist Seaman Laira Capistrano, right, and Quartermaster 3rd Class Kevin Negron stand watch on the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/Released)
Engineman Fireman Skylar Gordon lubricates a valve stem in the forward emergency diesel generator aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles/Released)
Hospitalman Jessica Ferguson, left, immunizes Logistics Specialist 1st Class Willson Villavilencio aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Jonathan Morel, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), uses a radar tracking system to track surface contacts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley/Released)
World War II submarine veteran George Bass is assisted by Culinary Specialist 1st Class Sylvia Morris during breakfast in the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay galley. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)
Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) perform surgery in an operating room aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
Navy Diver 1st Class Kyle Kinney, assigned to Undersea Rescue Command (URC), performs an air integrity check during a training exercise at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Gonzalez/Released).
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Miguel Santiago, right, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Samantha Obrien move ordnance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder/Released)

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