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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.

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.

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!

Life on a U.S. Navy Submarine

The Navy’s submarine force is unlike any other community in the military, a small, tight-knit group of approximately 20,000 active-duty and reserve Sailors who spend months at a time sailing deep below the waves. Between their secretive missions and their lack of contact with the outside world, the submarine community is often a mystery to those on the outside.

U.S. Navy Builder 2nd Class Brian Hawkin, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, uses a tape measure to measure soffit at the Ban Surasak School project site during Pacific Partnership 2019. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson speaks to Sailors at the International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2019 in Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Nathan Hoffpaiur, from Lafayette, Louisiana, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4, mans an M240 Bravo machine gun during an underway training evolution on a Mark VI patrol boat. (Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cat Olaes/Released)
Sailors simulate putting out a fire on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during a crash and salvage evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Anthony Zungri, from Brick Township, N.J., signals to the pilot of a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during flight operations aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker/Released)
Musician 3rd Class Seville Jenkins, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, takes a selfie with children during the 80th Shimoda Black Ship Festival Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser/Released)
Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Patrick Yool, from Ely, Nev., uses an oxy-acetylene torch on a fire main aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) while participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Corona/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Teagan Ryan, from Poplar Grove, Ill., front, and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jashon Davis, from Pittsburg, Calif., combat a simulated fire aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) while participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Corona/Released)
Airman Anthony Olsen, from Salt Lake City, Utah, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), refuels a AV-8B Harrier II attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Screech, the Washington Nationals mascot, shakes hands with Personnel Specialist 1st Class Angelita Baggoo, Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
Seaman Caleb Geffeney poses for a photo in the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
Chief Electrician’s Mate Christian Decastro, left, instructs damage control assistant Lt. j.g. Justine Pennel on the proper procedure for checking lube oil samples in the central control station aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released)
Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Karibbe Rodriguez, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), uses a gyro compass on vulture’s row to estimate the true bearing of the swells in the sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary D. Behrend/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) march in the 80th annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival Official Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Armoldo Mercado Cruz and Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jose Escobar chain and chock an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 to the flight deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during exercise Formidable Shield 19, May 16, 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV/Released)
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Rin Shigeyasu, from Yucca Valley, Calif., assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), renders a salute while the ship passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the USS Arizona memorial upon entering Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Cassandra Price, from Englewood, Fla., assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), looks through a set of “big eyes” binoculars while standing watch on the ship’s bridge wing. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)

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

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!

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Johnithan Bush waits to launch an AV-8B Harrier from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Donald Felton climbs a ladder aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during small boat operations in the Baltic Sea, Jan. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Cmdr. Christopher Kendrick, center, executive officer of Navy Recruiting District (NRD) New York, poses for a photo with Sailors assigned to NDR New York on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Jan. 14, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the NYSE by Courtney Crow/Released)
Chief Builder Adam Perry, left, from Abbeville, La., and Builder 2nd Class Estephan Lopez, from Great Neck, N.Y., both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, take instruction from the dive supervisor during diver qualification training at Naval Air Station Key West. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin L. Simmons/ Released)
Air-Traffic Controller 1st Class Chantel Peterkin, from Brooklyn, NY, tracks air contacts from the Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a joint air defense exercise with U.S. Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Mamcil Littlepage, a Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville recruiter, experiences the Navy’s virtual reality 360 goggles at Lake Weir High School during Navy Recruiting Command’s “Swarm” Orlando evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Woods/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Nathaniel Park stands watch in the command control center during a general quarters drill aboard 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)
Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Brett Coenen acts as a phone talker aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while departing Riga, Latvia, Jan. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Felecia Eaton rappels down a cliff during a rappel course, Jan. 29, 2019, at Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Wong/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Derrick Manzano stands on the boat deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) after participating in small boat operations in the Baltic Sea, Jan. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Quartermaster 1st Class Brandon Chandler stands watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while departing Riga, Latvia, Jan. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Apprentice Shane Shaw, from Chandler, Arizona, cleans a tail-gear box cowling on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 24, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Capt. Tim Dewitt, from Oregon, Illinois, commander of Naval Construction Group (NCG) 2, awaits instruction from the dive supervisor during diver qualification training with Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 at Naval Air Station Key West. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin L. Simmons/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Ethan York operates a weapons elevator 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 Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Tanisha Walton, from St. Louis, Missouri, talks into a sound-powered phone on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Wheeler/Released)
Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, right, chief engineer and deputy commander for ship design, integration, and naval engineering at Naval Sea Systems Command, presents Capt. Nicholas Dienna, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), with the first 3-D printed metal part for installation and use on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jean Holms climbs a pilot’s ladder from a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) after conducting a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) training mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker/Released)

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

Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf

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.

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Carlos Vela signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 during a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Carlos Vela signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 during a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

SINGAPORE: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) depart Changi Naval Base for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

SINGAPORE: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) depart Changi Naval Base for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman John Galicia, from Hayward, Calif., cleans the windshield of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman John Galicia, from Hayward, Calif., cleans the windshield of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A Phalanx close-in-weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A Phalanx close-in-weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

SASEBO, Japan: Japanese contractors move an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in preparation for boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)

SASEBO, Japan: Japanese contractors move an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in preparation for boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE), center, refuels the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), left, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE), center, refuels the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), left, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

RED SEA: Sonar Technician 2nd Class Charles Granger, top right, climbs down the pilot’s ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat as a member of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team during a simulated Maritime Interdiction Operation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)

RED SEA: Sonar Technician 2nd Class Charles Granger, top right, climbs down the pilot’s ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat as a member of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team during a simulated Maritime Interdiction Operation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 533 conducts air operations and maritime surface warfare training with the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 533 conducts air operations and maritime surface warfare training with the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)

STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby Baldock/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby Baldock/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) prior to conducting a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) prior to conducting a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following strike operations from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following strike operations from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Panama Canal, Baltic Sea, Manila

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.

GULF OF ADEN: An eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: An eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)

MANILA, Philippines: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sits at anchor off the coast of Manila during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Pernick/Released)

MANILA, Philippines: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sits at anchor off the coast of Manila during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Pernick/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Felix Rivera operates a forklift on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Felix Rivera operates a forklift on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

BALTIC SEA: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 prepare to deploy EOD divers to conduct search operations for ordnance while in support of Open Spirit 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Jared E. Walker/Released)

BALTIC SEA: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 prepare to deploy EOD divers to conduct search operations for ordnance while in support of Open Spirit 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Jared E. Walker/Released)

PANAMA CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) transits the Panama Canal as she heads to the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)

PANAMA CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) transits the Panama Canal as she heads to the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)

ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

HONIARA, Guadalcanal: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to anchor off the coast during a scheduled refueling stop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

HONIARA, Guadalcanal: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to anchor off the coast during a scheduled refueling stop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

GULF OF AQABA: The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Jordan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

GULF OF AQABA: The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Jordan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A MK 45 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A MK 45 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

NAVAL BASE GUAM: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside with the assistance of a tug boat, Naval Base Guam.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

NAVAL BASE GUAM: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside with the assistance of a tug boat, Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

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