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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!

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Bryan Barcena, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, mans the M240 machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat providing security escort to amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a high value asset security exercise as part of unit level training conducted by Coastal Riverine Group 1 training evaluation unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr./Released)
Musician 1st Class Amy Broadbent, from Rockville, Md., sings a solo with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus during a concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released)
Ens. Cierra Swiney, from Sparta, Ga., assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), uses a sound-powered telephone in the starboard bridge wing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Recruits with the 61st Annual Recruit Cardinal Division don Navy ball caps after completing their evaluation aboard USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command, Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
Lt. j.g. Keneisha Brown, from Shreveport, Louisiana, loads a magazine into an M4 carbine rifle during a rifle qualification course (RQC) on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
Operations Specialist Seaman Eric Jumilla man’s the helm on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damon Grosvenor/Released)
Seaman Tyler Paulino, from Hamilton Square, New Jersey, singles-up a line during sea and anchor on the fo’c’s’le aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gian Prabhudas/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Gabriel Carrillo, from San Diego, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), uses a sextant to plot the sun line on the starboard bridge wing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Jakorre Jackson writes an entry in a log aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)
U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Nailah Thompson, from Atlanta, talks over a sound powered telephone during an integrated training team environment in damage control central aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Keypher Strombeck/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Keanu Maples mans a bridge watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite/Released)
Seaman Cheyenne Faux steers the ship as a master helmsman aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Anissa Barthell, from Atlanta, looks through binoculars for surface contacts on the fo’c’sle of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during a surface warfare advance live-fire, Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
The crew of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Billings (LCS 15), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marianne Guemo/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shawnette Jefferson Winbush pipes over the ship’s announcing system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)

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

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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!

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Bryan Barcena, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, mans the M240 machine gun aboard a Mark VI patrol boat providing security escort to amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a high value asset security exercise as part of unit level training conducted by Coastal Riverine Group 1 training evaluation unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal Jr./Released)
Musician 1st Class Amy Broadbent, from Rockville, Md., sings a solo with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus during a concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released)
Ens. Cierra Swiney, from Sparta, Ga., assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), uses a sound-powered telephone in the starboard bridge wing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Recruits with the 61st Annual Recruit Cardinal Division don Navy ball caps after completing their evaluation aboard USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command, Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
Lt. j.g. Keneisha Brown, from Shreveport, Louisiana, loads a magazine into an M4 carbine rifle during a rifle qualification course (RQC) on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
Operations Specialist Seaman Eric Jumilla man’s the helm on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damon Grosvenor/Released)
Seaman Tyler Paulino, from Hamilton Square, New Jersey, singles-up a line during sea and anchor on the fo’c’s’le aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gian Prabhudas/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Gabriel Carrillo, from San Diego, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), uses a sextant to plot the sun line on the starboard bridge wing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Jakorre Jackson writes an entry in a log aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)
U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Nailah Thompson, from Atlanta, talks over a sound powered telephone during an integrated training team environment in damage control central aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Keypher Strombeck/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Keanu Maples mans a bridge watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite/Released)
Seaman Cheyenne Faux steers the ship as a master helmsman aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Anissa Barthell, from Atlanta, looks through binoculars for surface contacts on the fo’c’sle of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during a surface warfare advance live-fire, Aug. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
The crew of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Billings (LCS 15), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marianne Guemo/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shawnette Jefferson Winbush pipes over the ship’s announcing system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Maddocks/Released)

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Your Navy Operation Forward – Coral Sea, Baltic 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.

KIEL, Germany: Line handlers secure a mooring line from the Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to a bollard on the pier of Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen upon completion of the at-sea phase of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jack D. Aistrup/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 transports cargo from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Shelbey Hochsmith, from Federalsburg, Maryland, signals all-clear to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)
CORAL SEA: A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits toward the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) before a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors observe an MV-22B Osprey take off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dan Snow/Released)
BALTIC SEA: The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is underway in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Steven Edgar/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Ma Aung, from Yangon, Myanmar, signals to pilots of an UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) as it takes off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released)
CORAL SEA: Personnel Specialist Seaman Dedrick Johnson, left, from Vidalia, Georgia, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jacob Meadows, center, from Lake Elsinore, California, and Machinist Mate 3rd Class Tyler Martin, from Perrin, Texas, run past the foul line as a SA-330J Puma picks up pallets from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Capt. Putnam Browne, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), observes as the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sails alongside Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/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!

Ens. Jordan Lo, of Phoenix, Airzona, recalls the accident that led to his call sign “Phoenix.” After successfully completing Officer Candidate School and being commissioned as a naval officer, Lo reported to flight school in Pensacola, Florida, to begin his training. Just two short months later, it was all over. On April 30, 2017, Lo and eight other student aviators were walking to a restaurant in Perdido Key, Florida, when a car swerved off the road and hit the group. For Lo, everything went black. He has no memory of what happened. His road to recovery was long and difficult, but ultimately resulted in the Phoenix rising to flight status again. (DoD video by Austin Rooney/Released)

Hospitalman Murphy Edson checks 9-month-old Nora Walsh’s heart at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport’s Pediatrics Clinic. Edson, a native of Austin, Texas, says, “Working in pediatrics has truly been a rewarding experience to me as a hospital corpsman. I love the environment and the ability to care for our fellow service members’ children, often being able to make them smile and feel comfortable in difficult situations. The providers have challenged and influenced me to continue and pursue a future in pediatric medicine.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).
Lt. j.g. Brianna Nelson, from Tampa, Florida, prepares to launch an acoustic device countermeasure from the bridge wing of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy warships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
Commanding officer of the nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), Cmdr. Jason Deichler, from Scott Township, Pa., speaks to former submariners with the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) Requin Base organization at the USS Requin (SS 481), moored at the Carnegie Science Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Joe Painter/Released)
Attendees react to a presentation during a Women’s History Month symposium in Yokosuka. The attendees were taking part in Women Trailblazing at Sea — a symposium featuring female leader presentations, discussion groups and mentoring opportunities – that took place at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s Chapel of Hope. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristina Doss/Released)
Musician 3rd Class Daniel Meadows plays the saxophone during a Pacific Partnership 2019 host nation engagement at San Jose Central School. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Berksteiner/Released)
U.S. Navy Culinary Specialist 1st Class Hermila Elliott and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Pan Phyu prepare their dishes during the Joint Culinary Training Exercise Mobile Kitchen Trailer event. (U.S. Navy photo by Russell Stewart, NAVSUP/Released)
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Joshua Bushman poses for a photo with San Jose Central School students during a Pacific Partnership 2019 host nation engagement. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains)
Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Joshua Goolsby, left, and Eddie Guerrero maintain a Phalanx close-in weapons system (CWIS) aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Musician 1st Class Amy Broadbent, from Rockville, Md., performs with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released)
Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Tony Martinez performs corrosion control on a aircraft jack in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Higgins/Released)
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Airman Apprentice Zachary Gallon, from Apopka, Florida, scans the perimeter from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katie Cox/Released)
Sailors walk with scrub brushes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles DeParlier/Released)
Senior Chief Musician Laura Grantier, from Denham Springs, Louisiana, demonstrates a musical phrase during a clarinet masterclass at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released)
Lt. James Showanes stands watch during a drill in the combat information center during a drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in support of Flag Officer Sea Training in Plymouth, England, March 13, 2019. i(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Mineman 3rd Class Robert Haselton mans the helm of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) as the ship conducts mine hunting exercises, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Thailand, Japan, North 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.

SASEBO, Japan: Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, conducts a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
NORTH SEA: Sailors assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) prepare to conduct a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drill from a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB). Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is in Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sail in front of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
DARDANELLES STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles Strait, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A French army SA-330B Puma helicopter prepares to land aboard the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a deck landing qualification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Vincent Carter/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) fires a close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise aboard Fort McHenry. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Feb. 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Sailors aboard Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, perform a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand: U.S. service members disembark the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for a liberty call at Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nunez/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) make final preparations before launching two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters while transiting the Strait of Hormuz, Feb. 15, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Skagerrak Strait, Philippine Sea, Indian Ocean

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: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) as they conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Capt. Randy Peck, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Cmdr. Desobry Bowens, operations officer of Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9, launch from the flight deck in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 29, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transport supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
DJIBOUTI: The Arliegh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) gets underway from the Port of Djibouti in support of exercise Cutlass Express escorted by a Navy tactical patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Group (68.6), Jan. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Multiple landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) vehicles prepare to exit the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) transits the Indian Ocean after a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 31, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Nico Tribble, from Capitol Heights, Maryland., directs a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) to depart the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during transportation of Marine vehicles and equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
SKAGERRAK STRAIT: A pilot boat arrives alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Skagerrak Strait, Jan. 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors assigned to the air department stand in ranks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors observe as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulls alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Lt. j.g. Bryan Hunt, left, and Lt. j.g. Matt Johnston, both assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, conduct flight operations during a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members from Fleet Air Wing 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An SA-330J Puma helicopter lifts cargo off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 31, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Dustin Gipson, left, and Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Brooke Fletcher maneuver a lift to conduct maintenance on the port aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)

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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 – Genkai Sea, Norwegian Sea, Philippine 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: Landing craft air cushion 84, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 and attached to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), transits the Norwegian Sea, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lydon Schwartz/Released)
GENKAI SEA: Sailors prepare to lower a float during a mine sweeping training evolution aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 5, fast rope from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12, aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano/Released)
HELL, Norway: An M1A1 Abrams traverses a medium girder bridge assembled by Seabees from Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 1 and Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion in Hell, Norway, during exercise Trident Juncture 2018, Oct. 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeffrey J. Pierce/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 approaches for a landing aboard the command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Oct. 27, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: A Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine participates in Exercise Keen Sword with Submarine Group 7 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Sailors and staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Electronics Technician (Radioman) Robert Gulini/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) fires its MK 45 5-inch gun as part of a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors perform preflight checks on an E/A-18G Growler on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals landing craft utility 1633 to approach the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to receive equipment for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
ALVUND, Norway: Marines and Sailors offload light armored vehicles, attached to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from a landing craft air cushion in Alvund, Norway, during an amphibious landing in support of exercise Trident Juncture 2018, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its M45 5-inch gun as part of a live-fire exercise, Nov. 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Alvund Fjord, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/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!

Chief Aircrewman (Operator) Robert Hall, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, conducts flight operations while VP-47’s Combat Aircrew Two patrols the Northern Mariana Islands conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in response to the aftermath of Typhoon Yutu. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Justin Delrosario, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), swims to a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a search and rescue swimmer training exercise, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
Team USA athletes pose with Prince Harry following the cycling competition at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 22, 2018. Navy and Coast Guard athletes with Team USA are enrolled in the Navy’s Wounded Warrior Program that provides non-medical support for more than 3,100 wounded warriors and their families.(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Marissa Cruz/Released)
Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), huddle prior to assisting infantry Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd MEU in a fast rope training during Carrier Strike Group 4 composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Oct. 25, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tawanya Norwood)
Seaman Jennifer Diazaguirre uses a sound powered telephone to contact the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)
Ensign Nathaniel D’Amico, right, and Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Patricia Strayhorn man the helm in the pilothouse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) as the ship prepares to moor pierside in Lisbon, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron M. Stoner/Released)
A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, Platoon 122, signals to the boat crew before a mine countermeasure dive in Puget Sound. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Clemente Lynch/Released)
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Joseph Bensan makes a communication verification check on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) during the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Jadah Martinez inspects an after burner for fuel leaks during an active test on the fantail 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)
Builder 3rd Class Emma McCarthy, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Detachment Guam, from Springville, N.Y., saws a wooden rafter while reconstructing a roof for a home that was damaged during Typhoon Mangkhut. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Austin Ward stands watch in the sonar control room 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)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Williams, from Brooklyn, N.Y., checks a patient’s eyesight at one of two medical sites in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Oct. 24, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, are recognized during the University of Georgia vs. University of Florida college football game at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

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