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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!

Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Danielle Read uses a handheld radio to contact a repair locker during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Verne Frankholm, left, portraying Gen. George Washington, and Capt. Alan Schrader, commanding officer of Naval Base Kitsap, place and salute a wreath in honor of those missing in action and prisoners of war during Ivy Green Cemetery’s 7th annual celebration of Wreaths Across America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Kalee Bosley poses for a photo before shifting colors on vulture’s row 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)
Cmdr. Don Biadog, chaplain at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, escorts the casket containing Chief Quartermaster Raymond Chavez, previously the oldest survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, during his funeral service at Miramar National Cemetery. Chavez passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 21 at age 106. He was stationed aboard the minesweeper USS Condor (AMC 14) during the attack. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jake McClung)
Chief Gunner’s Mate Francis Cruz waves to family on the pier from aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Akshay Mampilly, from West Orange, New Jersey, reads a headstone after placing a wreath during a Wreaths Across America event at Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tatyana M. Freeman/Released)
U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, load an AGM-114 Hellfire missile onto an MH-60R Sea Hawk while Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Alberto Gomez, right, from Sioux City, Iowa, supervises aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Sailors stand watch in the combat information center during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Dec. 6, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
Recruits receive training at the USS Indianapolis Combat Pool at Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Camilo Fernan/Released)
Seaman Pedro Sanchez, from Sacramento, California, attaches the ensign onto a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) in the Arabian Sea during anti-submarine warfare exercise SHAREM 195, Dec. 15, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Sean Fowler, from Atlanta, closes valves during a damage control training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
Sailors pose for a group photo before manning the rails on vulture’s row 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)
Ensign Sean Standard, left, and Ensign Samantha Rados plot damage control efforts on the bridge during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Caleb Meyer administers an anthrax vaccine to Personnel Specialist Seaman Arielle Samuel in medical triage aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
Fireman Austin Heard uses an oxy-acetylene torch to heat sheet metal as Hull Technician 3rd Class Aleister Albarran bends it to fabricate a hinge aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran reviews the ceremonial honor guard during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 1st Class Spencer Fling/Released)

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

Your Navy Operating Forward – United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Phillipines

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 SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greenville (SSN 772) crosses the bow of the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) before mooring alongside the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Willoughby/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, right, from Honeapath, South Carolina, supports Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Bruni, from Kingston, Massachusetts, as he connects cargo to an SA-330 Puma helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a vertical replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Military Sealift Command civil service mariners Nelson Cherton, left, and Chris Mcardle prepare for flight operations on the flight deck of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Two SA-330 Puma helicopters transport supplies between the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Mark 18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle with Atlas configuration is launched aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 19-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)
FUNCHAL, Portugal: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Corey Fox stands watch as the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departs Funchal, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Arabian Sea: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sail in formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Erick Smith, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of 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/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 takes off from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
SUEZ CANAL: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) approaches the Peace Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 prepares to launch off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Moore/Released)
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced) from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 performs a vertical replenishment on the fo’c’sle aboard the guided-missile criser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/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 of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson poses for a photo with midshipmen before the Army-Navy football game, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa. This is the 119th meeting between the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen and the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
Sailors rig a barricade during a drill on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Maxwell Beer, left, fires a 40mm saluting battery during a live-fire exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while on a regularly 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 William Phillips/Released)
Capt. Kevin McLaughlin, commander of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and Cmdr. Patrice Fernandes, the executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, prepare to fly an F/A-18F Super Hornet to the staging location in advance of their upcoming flyover honoring fellow aviator and former President George H.W. Bush. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Mohammed Hasan, assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), helps children take turns manning a fire hose during the ship’s first Family Day Cruise in three years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Branden Lapovsky presents a folded American flag to Carolyn Baker, the next-of-kin of U.S. Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong during a funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Ryan Vue signals an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 ready for launch 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)
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Alex Kaye, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, recovers a training drone for a field training exercise at Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Kory Alsberry/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Walter Andrzjewski, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Brittany Hall stack weapons support equipment for stowage in a storage room 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)
Quartermaster 1st Class Augustino Suafoa obstructs Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Mark Lee’s vision while he pilots in the San Diego Harbor, Dec. 1, 2018, during a coxswain qualification practical for Navy Reserve Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omari K. Way/Released)
Lt. Celine Doerr, right, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, assists a Girl Scout with a flight simulator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway Museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julian Davis/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Stefani Skiendziel stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) proceeds through the Miraflores Locks while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
Lt.j.g. Sarah Platt, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), mans the lee helm during virtual reality ship handling training at the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST), at Naval Base San Diego. Bonhomme Richard collaborated with NSST personnel to sharpen their skills utilizing technological innovations in virtual reality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Sailors stand in formation while waiting for the aircraft transporting the remains of former President George H.W. Bush to land at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Katelyn Strange/Released)
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Hunter Scholl looks through a night vision scope aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/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!

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson poses for a photo with midshipmen before the Army-Navy football game, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa. This is the 119th meeting between the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen and the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
Sailors rig a barricade during a drill on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Maxwell Beer, left, fires a 40mm saluting battery during a live-fire exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while on a regularly 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 William Phillips/Released)
Capt. Kevin McLaughlin, commander of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, and Cmdr. Patrice Fernandes, the executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, prepare to fly an F/A-18F Super Hornet to the staging location in advance of their upcoming flyover honoring fellow aviator and former President George H.W. Bush. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Mohammed Hasan, assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), helps children take turns manning a fire hose during the ship’s first Family Day Cruise in three years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Branden Lapovsky presents a folded American flag to Carolyn Baker, the next-of-kin of U.S. Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong during a funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Ryan Vue signals an EA-18G Growler assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 ready for launch 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)
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Alex Kaye, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, recovers a training drone for a field training exercise at Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Kory Alsberry/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Walter Andrzjewski, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Brittany Hall stack weapons support equipment for stowage in a storage room 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)
Quartermaster 1st Class Augustino Suafoa obstructs Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Mark Lee’s vision while he pilots in the San Diego Harbor, Dec. 1, 2018, during a coxswain qualification practical for Navy Reserve Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omari K. Way/Released)
Lt. Celine Doerr, right, assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, assists a Girl Scout with a flight simulator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway Museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julian Davis/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Stefani Skiendziel stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) proceeds through the Miraflores Locks while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
Lt.j.g. Sarah Platt, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), mans the lee helm during virtual reality ship handling training at the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST), at Naval Base San Diego. Bonhomme Richard collaborated with NSST personnel to sharpen their skills utilizing technological innovations in virtual reality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Sailors stand in formation while waiting for the aircraft transporting the remains of former President George H.W. Bush to land at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Katelyn Strange/Released)
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Hunter Scholl looks through a night vision scope aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) as the ship transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/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 Tadjoura, Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Aden

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
RED SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Leonard, left, guides Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Javarone away from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Calan Derue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Alpha Company, operates an excavator to place underlayer stone along the shoreline onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A visit, board, search and seizure team, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), inspects a dhow as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
VALPARAISO, Chile: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is moored in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA: Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to base after completing an anti-terrorism force protection escort mission near Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Courtney Dabronzo/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers cargo to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) 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 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
PANAMA CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) passes underneath Centennial Bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
BAB AL-MANDEB: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007), right, is escorted by the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), left, and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Tadjoura, Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Aden

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
RED SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Leonard, left, guides Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Javarone away from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Calan Derue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Alpha Company, operates an excavator to place underlayer stone along the shoreline onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A visit, board, search and seizure team, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), inspects a dhow as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
VALPARAISO, Chile: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is moored in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA: Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to base after completing an anti-terrorism force protection escort mission near Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Courtney Dabronzo/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers cargo to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) 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 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
PANAMA CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) passes underneath Centennial Bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
BAB AL-MANDEB: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007), right, is escorted by the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), left, and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/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
leased)
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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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!

Seaman Zachary Schreiber stands helmsman watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Rinner/Released)
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) dress into firefighting gear at Bremerton International Emergency Services Training Center to practice shipboard firefighting skills in Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Greg Hall/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Cinque Carter loads rounds into a .50-caliber machine gun 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)
A member of the Joint Region Marianas honor guard detail salutes the national ensign during a memorial service for Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti, Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf/Released)
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) conduct a M-46 torpedo upload. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Rinner/Released)
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Rashad Menefee, from Newnan, Ga., assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), participates in a media interview with Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center onboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by James E. Foehl/Released)
Ensign Taylor Brunstad observes the Atlantic Ocean during an Integrated Maritime Portable Acoustic Sound Scoring (IMPASS) system evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nikita M. Custer/Released)
Sailors from commands in the area of Hampton Roads, Va., take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony aboard USS Wisconsin (BB 64) in Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Daija Anderson, from Houston, stands port bridge wing lookout watch during a sea and anchor evolution as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrives to Port Moresby. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Cody Soto, from Goliad, Texas, loads rounds into a magazine during a small arms weapons qualification course on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
A Sailor gathers chains in preparation to chock and chain an aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) track contacts in the forward sonar space during a submarine command course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)
Chief Religious Program Specialist John Dillard, from Montgomery, Ala., salutes during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erika L. Kugler/Released)
Logistics Specialist Seaman Apprentice Mylene Catalla, from Guam, currently assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), stands in formation before marching in the 2018 Veterans Day parade in downtown San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harley K. Sarmiento)
Sailors from Naval Air Station Key West march down Duval Street during the Key West Veterans Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre/Released)
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dustin McCloskey stands watch during a general quarters drill in the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

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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!

Seaman Zachary Schreiber stands helmsman watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Rinner/Released)
Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) dress into firefighting gear at Bremerton International Emergency Services Training Center to practice shipboard firefighting skills in Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Greg Hall/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Cinque Carter loads rounds into a .50-caliber machine gun 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)
A member of the Joint Region Marianas honor guard detail salutes the national ensign during a memorial service for Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti, Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Alana Chargualaf/Released)
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) conduct a M-46 torpedo upload. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Rinner/Released)
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Rashad Menefee, from Newnan, Ga., assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), participates in a media interview with Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center onboard Naval Station Mayport, Fla. (U.S. Navy photo by James E. Foehl/Released)
Ensign Taylor Brunstad observes the Atlantic Ocean during an Integrated Maritime Portable Acoustic Sound Scoring (IMPASS) system evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Nikita M. Custer/Released)
Sailors from commands in the area of Hampton Roads, Va., take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony aboard USS Wisconsin (BB 64) in Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Daija Anderson, from Houston, stands port bridge wing lookout watch during a sea and anchor evolution as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrives to Port Moresby. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Cody Soto, from Goliad, Texas, loads rounds into a magazine during a small arms weapons qualification course on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
A Sailor gathers chains in preparation to chock and chain an aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) track contacts in the forward sonar space during a submarine command course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)
Chief Religious Program Specialist John Dillard, from Montgomery, Ala., salutes during a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erika L. Kugler/Released)
Logistics Specialist Seaman Apprentice Mylene Catalla, from Guam, currently assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), stands in formation before marching in the 2018 Veterans Day parade in downtown San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Harley K. Sarmiento)
Sailors from Naval Air Station Key West march down Duval Street during the Key West Veterans Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre/Released)
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dustin McCloskey stands watch during a general quarters drill in the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

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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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