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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!

Logistics Specialist Seaman Jessica Garcia uses a sound powered telephone on the starboard side bridge wing aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as the ship departs Subic Bay to conduct amphibious operations for KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, right, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, is aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano/Released)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith poses for a photo with recruits following a capping ceremony inside USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command (RTC). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Spencer Fling/Released)
Musicians assigned to Navy Band Southwest’s rock band, The Destroyers, perform live on the morning broadcast at KTVU FOX 2 News during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis S. Alston/Released)
Seaman Jason Heder Petitfrere, from Carrefour, Haiti, assigned to USS Constitution, leads in retiring the colors at the Maryland Fleet Week and Airshow welcoming ceremony. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore is Baltimore’s celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Baltimore to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman, as well as see firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia Manley/Released)
Lt. j.g. Jose Fernandez, auxiliaries officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), ignites the No. 2 boiler in the ship’s forward main machinery room during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Charest/Released)
Lt. j.g. Taylor Gilliam relays communications aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lethall (T-AO-189). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Cory Smith, right, inspects Aviation Boatswain’s (Mate Handling) 3rd Class Sierra Stammen’s uniform during a service dress blue uniform inspection onboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew C. Duncker/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Sean Emenike measures distance with a stadimeter during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
Sailors attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 remove an intake on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/Released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Nic Gorsuch, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, participates in a supervisor certification dive with Mark 16 Mod 1 closed-circuit mixed-gas underwater breathing apparatus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Mason Mendiola tracks a small boat with a remote operating console for the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system during a general quarters exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christian Prior signals aircraft on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Oct. 4, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Travis Baley/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!

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kirsten Austin, part of Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) colors detail, salutes the flag during morning colors. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zach Kreitzer)
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Malik Black, from Miami, right, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joe Tyson, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., man a .50-caliber machine gun as the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrives in Pearl Harbor after participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
Sailors prepare to transfer ordnance onto an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas/Released)
A child selected as the Port of Seattle Police Department Chief for a Day, mans the helm of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) with Capt. Brian Quin, commanding officer of Somerset. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marci Seymore stands watch as flight quarters corpsman aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Daphne White)
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rome Lake, from New York, observes as the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
Logistics Specialist 1st Class Ralph Palme, assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) holds his daughter during an interview after returning from deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caledon Rabbipal)
A member of the U.S. Navy parachute team, The Leapfrogs, lands during the 2018 Fargo Airsho. The Leapfrogs were commissioned in 1974 by the Chief of Naval Operations with the mission to demonstrate Navy excellence throughout the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Sean Hudgins, right, and Gunner’s Mate Stephen Barahona, members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), tactically move aboard an Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) supply ship with an ENF VBSS team during an integrated-team VBSS evolution as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Thomas Stanton, right, and Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class April Davis monitor sonar activity in sonar control aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during an anti-submarine warfare event as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Lisette Longoria stands watch on the port bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during a general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik)
An honor guard detail tasked by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) moves transfer cases for transport during an honorable carry ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron S. Patterson)
Capt. Martin Muckian, commander of Submarine Squadron 6, crosses the brow the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) at the conclusion of the change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood/Released)

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

 

Your Navy Operating Forward – Romania, Jordan, Ukraine

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: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Akiyah Jordan, from Pensacola, Fla., directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sail in formation in the Black Sea during exercise Sea Breeze 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) conducts an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A MK38 machine gun systems fires during a live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: Seaman Emily Haley stands starboard bridge wing watch aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) as the ship transits the Danish Straits. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
ODESSA, Ukraine: Royal Canadian Navy sailors assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic demonstrate how to recover a diver during diver emergency evacuation training for exercise Sea Breeze 2018 in Odessa, Ukraine. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen Maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Riley/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Parker Thompson fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a “killer tomato” inflatable target from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Michael Allred/Released)
DEVESELU, Romania: Naval support Facility Deveselu Sailors in joint collaboration with Romanian 99th Military Base service members conduct SHIELDEX 18 on base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr/Released)
AQABA, Jordan: Landing craft, air cushions, attached to Assault Craft Unit 4, approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during amphibious training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Chesney, from Allen, Texas, right, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Kendrick Baquero, from New York, clear the area as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to take cargo from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward –

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.

BALTIC SEA: The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participates in a multinational ship formation during the celebration of the Polish navy’s 100th birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) stand by to receive supplies during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sgt. Andrew Mocarski, a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) looks out of a CH-53E Super Stallion before landing aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: USS Mustin (DDG 89) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sonja Wickard/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) executes tactical maneuvers at sea with the Qatari Emiri navy ship Damsah (Q01) during a bilateral passing exercise. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Bosphorus Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Danish Straits, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

USS Iwo Jima Replenishment-At-Sea Evolutions

Lt. Dave Dyal, the material and transportations officer assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), discusses the replenishment-at-sea evolutions aboard the ship. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) conduct an in-flight refueling with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron M. Stoner/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Carlos Baron directs Landing Craft Utility 1656, attached to Beachmaster Unit 2, in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: An MK45 5-inch-gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) steams alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila Peters)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 13, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
HAIFA, Israel: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrives in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
BALTIC SEA: A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 performs a shallow water mine countermeasure search in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transits the Danish Straits, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: F/A-18 Super Hornets perform a fly-by during a change of command ceremony for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red 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.

KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania (June 3, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participate in a mass casualty drill on the flight deck. Sailors handle lines on the foc’s’le as the ship arrives in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Oak Hill – homeported in Virginia Beach – is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell)

BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-1F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches off of 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)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), front, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Members of the Office of Naval Research launch the REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle for mine search and identification operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
RED SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Egyptian navy’s guided-missile frigate El Suez (FFG 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Thompson/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Alexander Dooley, from Bradenton, Fla., observes an EA-18G Growler assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 141 as it lands on the flight deck during carrier qualifications with the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyra Watson/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released by FLEACT Yokosuka Public Affairs Office)
BALTIC SEA: A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a pre-action aim calibration fire event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Louis Calderon wipes down the window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 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)
BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA: An AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) enters the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

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

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

Your Navy Operating Forward – Jordan, Indonesia, Djibouti

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 (May 3, 2018) Flight deck operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). As the Carrier Strike Group 8 flagship, Harry S. Truman’s support of OIR demonstrates the capability and flexibility of U.S. Naval Forces, and its resolve to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat it poses. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 launches from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
JORDAN: The U.S. Navy Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) comes into port following the conclusion of Eager Lion 2018. Eager Lion is a major training event that provides U.S. forces and Jordan Armed Forces the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Livingston/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA, Djibouti: Members assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 approach the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) to provide a security escort through the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Theresa Mullis/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors wait in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as it refuels on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
LOMBOK, Indonesia: The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) joins ships from more than 30 nations for a fleet review as a part of the Multinational Exercise Komodo in the waters near Lombok Island, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes a breakaway from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) following a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Evan Thompson/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) takes off from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
NORTH CHANNEL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) is underway in formation with the Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Montrose (F 236), left, the French Eirdan-class minesweeper FS Andromede (M 643) and the German Bremen-class frigate FGS Lubeck (F 214), not pictured, while in the North Channel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, launches from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dary M. Patten/Released)
LOMBOK, Indonesia: U.S. Navy Seabees and counterparts from the Indonesian military build a road at an engineering project in Lombok Island, Indonesia during Multinational Exercise Komodo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T- AOE). Harry S. Truman’s support of Operation Inherent Resolve demonstrates the capability and flexibility of U.S. Naval Forces, and its resolve to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat it poses. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/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!

Airman Luis Aguilera assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 observes flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)
Sailors from Navy Recruiting District New York pass by the reviewing stand of the New York City Veterans Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Travis Simmons/Released)
Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Ruby Barredo inspects wiring on an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 in the hangar bay of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)
Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman David Stuckman, front, and Damage Controlman Fireman Matia Carin, use a fire main in a main engine room during a general quarters exercise aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, left, shakes hands with Howie Long, during a live Fox NFL Sunday broadcast onboard Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lauren M. Deal/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and leadership from various Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor commands salute the ensign during morning colors. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Michael L. Smith/Released)
Musician 2nd Class Daniel Park of the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, dances with students during a joint concert with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Band at Pusat Ehsan School for Disabled Children during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Joshua Sheik, assigned to the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), uses a hand signal to indicate completion of a safety boat repair prior to flight operations in support of a combined composite training unit exercise aboard the Oak Hill. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez/Released)
Navy Counselor 1st Class Albert Wilson, assigned to Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Minneapolis, gives one on one mentoring to a future Sailor during a monthly Delayed Entry Program (DEP) meeting. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Navy Counselor Jason C. Winn/Released)
Engineman 2nd Class James Sones participates in a main space fire fighting drill aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaleb R. Staples/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 1st Class George Pownall, right, and Airman Quadarius Donald man a catapult control room aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/Released)
Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Lizeth MendezMartinez manufactures a test cable on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Cannady/Released)
A USS Constitution color guard leads the funeral procession of Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Hudner was a naval aviator and received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Sailors render a salute during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) at Naval Station Norfolk. Washington is the U.S. Navy’s 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the State of Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick T. Bauer/Released)
Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and U.S. Air Force Airmen transfer supplies off an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as part of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Mary Hinojosa, from San Antonio, communicates with bearing takers on the bridge aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during sea and anchor evolutions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Christian Bass, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, retrieves empty oxygen tanks from Centro Medico in San Juan, Puerto, to be refilled aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) utilizing the ships two oxygen-producing plants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
Construction Electrician 1st Class Daniel Lehne, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and a Sri Lankan navy diver conduct underwater demolition operations during the first-ever Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) at the Naval Base in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
Lt. Gregory Woodard, assigned to the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) talks with Ponce residents during a community relations project. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Washington (SSN 787) walk across the brow during rehearsals before the boat’s commissioning ceremony on Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Darryl I. Wood/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Chavis, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), mans a radar terminal in the combat information center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vance Hand/Released)
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class JoAnn Consiglio, assigned to Navy Officer Recruiting Station Harlingen, joined by other Sailors from Navy Recruiting District San Antonio and Navy City Outreach Southwest Region, discusses grassroots perspectives on opportunities, benefits, and careers in the Navy to students during Latina Day at the 2017 Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC) at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer/Released)
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class class Nathan Furry, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), stacks water unloaded from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for distribution to the citizens of Vieques, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Taylor Nichols, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), uses a sexton on the weather deck to plot the ship’s course during a tran
Sailors treat a patient from Centro Medico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Juan Reyesmunoz studies ship classifications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while underway in Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Daphne Morrison-Ponce, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt, emergency medicine physicians, review CT scans of a patient from Centro Medico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)

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