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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 – North Sea, Philippine Sea, Arabian 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.

NORTH SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 prepares to receive cargo from the aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while participating in a vertical replenishment during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Molly DiServio/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Teshaun Troyquash signals to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) as it drops off supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PORT OF SUVA, Fiji: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) pulls into the Port of Suva, Fiji, during a port visit, Oct. 14, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Derrek Koch/Released)
WATERS OFF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) render honors during a pass in review as part of the Republic of Korea navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia Patten/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1633 approaches the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as part of a training exercise for KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Shelby Hochmuth signals for the launch of an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), delivers a pallet of supplies to the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Navy’s foward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Funk/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors assigned to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) are lowered in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to participate in small boat operations during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) are underway alongside each other during a cooperative deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Caribbean Sea, Philippean 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.

CARTAGENA, Colombia: A landing craft utility attached to Beachmaster Unit 2 prepares to land on the beach in Cartagena, Colombia for a humanitarian assistance training exercise during UNITAS 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (TAK-E 3) transits the Gulf of Aden while conducting a vertical replenishment with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: U.S. Soldiers fast-rope onto the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during UNITAS 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors remove chocks and chains from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 48), on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Sept. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, Sept. 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits the Atlantic Ocean en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter transports stores during a vertical replenishment between the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A Royal Brunei navy boarding team approaches a vessel while participating in a visit, board, search and seizure practical scenario training during Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2018. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Releaed)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force and Hellenic navy while participating in Exercise Bright Star 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 offloads supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (TAK-E 3) while participating in an underway replenishment with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chandler Harrell)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) transits alongside the replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), during a replenishment-at-sea, while on a scheduled deployment with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Williams-Church/Released)

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