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Acting Secretary of the Navy Letter to The New York Times

By Thomas B. Modly

I have the utmost respect for Mr. Roosevelt and his family’s immense heritage of service to the nation.  In the case of Captain Crozier, however, he is wrong.  I suspect he has no other motive than to defend a courageous man, a man in the arena, but he simply does not have access to the relevant facts that led to the captain’s dismissal.
 
Capt. Crozier’s emotional letter on official Navy letterhead, addressed to no one in particular, was attached to an email which he distributed broadly to multiple addressees. It began “My Fellow Naval Aviators.”  It included, and intentionally excluded, various people from his direct chain of command. 
 
In the body of the email to which his letter was attached Captain Crozier wrote, “I fully realize that I bear responsibility for not demanding more decisive action the moment we pulled in (to Guam), but right now my only priority is the continued well-being of the crew and embarked staff.”  While this may have been his self-assessment, I know that no one in his chain of command, up to and including me, who felt that Captain Crozier bore any responsibility for not demanding more decisive action at that time. 
 
The facts are that Capt. Crozier’s direct chain of command, up to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had been communication with him well before (and after) he sent the email. So had my office.  I asked my Chief of Staff to call him just after the ship pulled into Guam.  He did so twice, and Capt. Crozier expressed no alarm to him at all.   Bottom line, the public disclosure of Capt. Crozier’s letter had no impact on the flow of support to the ship.  None.  The crew of the ship was already being tested as rapidly as possible, isolated as necessary, and moved off the ship to quarantine.  That was all happening to the greatest extent possible while still providing for the safety of the ship and all those still aboard.  
 
Capt. Crozier did tell us that he was impatient with the pace of moving Sailors off the ship.  We were ALL impatient with the pace.  Securing 4,000 individual rooms suitable for isolation on Guam in the middle of a pandemic-forced shutdown is not a simple task.  That being said, in less than a week, thanks in large part to the Government of Guam and the support of the rest of the Pacific Fleet, we have secured nearly 3,700.  That plan was in action well prior to Capt. Crozier writing his letter, and it continues to be executed today. 
 
What the public release of his letter did do, however, was unnecessarily create a public panic, when what was called for was calm.  In my view, this is one of the main areas where Captain Crozier “bears responsibility.”  It was his lapse of judgment in a moment of adversity that led to my loss of confidence in him.    
 
I don’t doubt Captain Crozier’s love for his crew.  But in my view, he did serious harm to his Sailors and the rest of our Navy when he created an atmosphere of crisis, while it was his primary duty to be a steady hand on a stormy sea.  He did not send his dire warning on classified networks, or place any markings to suggest the information was classified, sensitive, or for official use only.  While this may sound mundane to the average citizen, it is unacceptable behavior for the commanding officer of a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and it should never be tolerated.  As a civilian leader responsible to the American public for their safety and security, as well as that of every Sailor and Marine serving and standing the watch, I will not.
 
Sensitive information about the material condition of our biggest and most powerful warship made its way out into the public arena, in the hands of our adversaries.  So did statements about political decisions outside the purview of the military.  It was my determination that the Navy could not afford to wait to see if this lapse of judgement was just an aberration, or even the Captain’s new normal in the midst of a challenge.  The stakes of our national security are simply much too high for that.
 
After all, Mr. Roosevelt, Captain Crozier was the Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and I am relatively certain your great grandfather would have demanded much more under pressure.  I certainly do, and we all must.


The New York Times (April 3, 2020) Opinion: Captain Crozier Is a Hero
Letter to The New York Times (April 6, 2020): Captain Crozier: Navy Hero, or Unsteady Leader?

Your Navy Operating Forward – Normandy, Stockholm, Singapore

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 Theodore Roosevelt Participates in Exercise Northern Edge 2019

GULF OF ALASKA (May 20, 2019) Sailors launch and recover various aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during Exercise Northern Edge 2019. Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crisis in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Richardson/Released)

GULF OF ALASKA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska after participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Louie Beasley, Jr., from Oklahoma City, signals to the pilot of an SA-330 Puma helicopter to take off from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a personnel transfer prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff returns to Yokosuka after visiting 11 ports and strengthening partnerships in nine Indo-Pacific nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Chase/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system from the ship’s fantail during a Killer Tomato live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 flies above the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
SINGAPORE: The Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) pulls into the Sembawang Wharves in Singapore following its last Pacific Partnership mission stop in Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Veloicaza/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Dylan Robinson fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An SA 330 Puma helicopter assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A Tomahawk land attack missile is launched aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during a live-fire demonstration as part of Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Sailors assigned to assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 take in a fuel line during a replenishment-at-sea training exercise with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Isaiah Lige, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Malachi Barnes direct the davit operator to lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departs Stockholm, Sweden after completing a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
NORMANDY, France: Sailors man the rails of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Barnes/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)

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U.S. Navy Carriers Keep Freedom Safe

This week, Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) have been conducting operations around the globe, demonstrating the inherent capacity of the aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing.

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers maintain unmatched responsiveness, flexibility, and mobility as well as the unique ability to operate forward, far away from American shores, unconstrained by the need to refuel. The nuclear-powered ship provides extra capacity for aircraft fuel, armament, and additional warfighting capability — a growth margin for future technology in shipboard warfighting systems and advanced aircraft. This asymmetric advantage grants us access to maritime domains that no other country can influence across the full range of military options. Check more details below:

Article: USS John C. Stennis Arrives in Norfolk (May 16, 2019)

Blog: John C. Stennis Joins the Norfolk CVN Family (May 15, 2019)

In the fall of 2018, quietly and with a purpose, USS John C. Stennis departed Bremerton, Washington, with little notice and less fanfare… Not an easy task for 100,000 tons of steel. —  Rear Adm. Roy Kelley

NORFOLK (May 16, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, May 16, 2019. John C. Stennis arrived in its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, following a deployment to the U.S. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility and having conducted a homeport shift from Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kody A. Phillips/Released)

 

Article: USS Theodore Roosevelt Participates in Exercise Northern Edge 2019 (May 14, 2019)

Article: Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska (May 13, 2019)

GULF OF ALASKA (May 14, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019. Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crisis in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Olympia O. McCoy/Released)

 

Article: Abraham Lincoln Transits Suez Canal (May 9, 2019)

Video: USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Completes Southbound Suez Transit (May 9, 2019)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and carrier strike group completes a southbound Suez Canal transit.

Video: Flight Operations Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln in the Mediterranean Sea (April 25, 2019)

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets launch and recover aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed in defense of American forces and interests in the 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation.

 

 

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!

Navy Seabees Complete Seven Projects in Federate States of Micronesia

CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (April 24, 2019) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Iras Demonstration School, celebrating the completion of seven engineering projects during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy video by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stacy D. Laseter) 190424-N-PP197-2001

Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Juan Garcia Cervantes, from Phoenix, tightens a nut on a diesel hydraulic generator in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), April 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles DeParlier/Released)
Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walk down on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Latoya Grandison, from Andalusia, Ala., speaks into a sound-powered phone in the Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) office aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Daniela Allen reports on a simulated casualty during a damage control drill aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 24, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Military members and civilian staff stand in a ribbon-formation for a photo during a Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) event on Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Flynn/Released)
Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Crystal Hampton, from Anderson, S.C., charges refrigerant in the bake shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 27, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jairus P. Bailey/Released)
Seaman Shinayo Bartholomew-Stewart, from Manchester, N.J., fakes down line during sea and anchor detail on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) handles line as the boat arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest deployment, April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)
Sailors work in a JP-5 filter room aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
Interior Communications Specialist Seaman Laura Ezzel, from Albuquerque, N.M., conducts maintenance on a sound-powered phone in the sponson of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), April 26, 2019 in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Chad Geis tracks surface contacts on a radar console while standing watch as the tactical action officer in the combat information center aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Matthew Sherman, from Westport, N.Y., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joshua Jenkins, from Clearwater, La., calibrate a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire qualification course on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
Airman Krytnni Pugliese, from Huntington Beach, Calif., refuels an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)
Culinary Specialist Seaman Allyson Valdivia Navarro prepares pancakes for brunch for the crew in the galley of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vincent Zaragozi/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Karli Deuser, left, and Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Benny Hodges check the function of a breaker on the fantail of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/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!

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

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

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.

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!

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Cindy Maldonado, center, operates a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)
Operations Specialist Seaman Elijah Bussell, from Cincinnati, searches the surface picture aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during a communication exercise with the Type 23 ‘Duke’ Class guided-missile frigate HMS Argyll (F231). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Arries Lloren, from Honolulu, waits to move ordnance in front of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Aircrewman (Operator) 3rd Class Eric Vice, assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron 47, inspects a sonobuoy prior to flight during Exercise Sea Dragon.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense and Anti-Submarine Warfare Trainer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
Builder 3rd Class Jansen Byram and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Eric Jaramillo, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, Det. Guam-Construction, measure and cut lumber to build formwork for the construction of a vehicle storage building in support of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5. (U.S. Navy Photo by Utilitiesman 3rd Class Deniece Barry/Released)
Lt. Andre Mayounga uses bridge-to-bridge communications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to notify a French vessel Porter is engaging in a live-fire exercise, Jan. 12, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Sailors assess the distance for a shot line from the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Andrew Beisel operates a weapons elevator on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sam Tyson/Released)
Sailors conduct a fuel station fire drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson speaks with Sailors Of The Year from various afloat, shore, and reserve force 7th Fleet units inside the Chief Petty Officer Club at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)

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Faces of the Fleet

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Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Cindy Maldonado, center, operates a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)
Operations Specialist Seaman Elijah Bussell, from Cincinnati, searches the surface picture aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during a communication exercise with the Type 23 ‘Duke’ Class guided-missile frigate HMS Argyll (F231). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Arries Lloren, from Honolulu, waits to move ordnance in front of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Aircrewman (Operator) 3rd Class Eric Vice, assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron 47, inspects a sonobuoy prior to flight during Exercise Sea Dragon.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense and Anti-Submarine Warfare Trainer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
Builder 3rd Class Jansen Byram and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Eric Jaramillo, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, Det. Guam-Construction, measure and cut lumber to build formwork for the construction of a vehicle storage building in support of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5. (U.S. Navy Photo by Utilitiesman 3rd Class Deniece Barry/Released)
Lt. Andre Mayounga uses bridge-to-bridge communications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to notify a French vessel Porter is engaging in a live-fire exercise, Jan. 12, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Sailors assess the distance for a shot line from the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Andrew Beisel operates a weapons elevator on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sam Tyson/Released)
Sailors conduct a fuel station fire drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson speaks with Sailors Of The Year from various afloat, shore, and reserve force 7th Fleet units inside the Chief Petty Officer Club at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/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!

Damage Controlman Fireman Kenneth Rios uses a naval infrared firefighting thermal imager to detect hot spots from a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Sailors spray water on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Hogan/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Michele Allen discusses upcoming events at Naval Branch Health Clinic Bahrain with Capt. Darren Guenther, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, during his bi-weekly morning show on Armed Forces Network radio. (U.S. Navy photo by Paulina Kosturos Khoury/Released)
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bela Belableck, left, from Anjake, Cameroon, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Shawn Tyner, from Debary, Florida, review inspection criteria for an MH-60S Knight 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 Arabian Gulf, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
A Sailor observes flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
Electrician’s Mate Fireman Sierra Hogard adjusts the rotations per minute of the ship’s shaft in the aft main machinery room of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jared Clarke, left, from Swedesboro, New Jersey, and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Noah Sadler, from Greensboro, North Carolina, drill pilot holes in a chaff bucket for an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg/Released)
Ensign Lauren Larar writes the new years deck log entry while underway aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brenda Rivera stands safety observer duties during sea and anchor detail aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while arriving in Aksaz, Turkey, Jan 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Damage Controlman Fireman Christian Delacruz looks through a port hole to main machinery room one during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/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!

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Cody Collins mans the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during the ship’s departure from homeport. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan Sotolongo/Released)
Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Chisu Lien secures a chain to an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)
A member of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard pours water from the Seven Seas and Great Lakes into the fountians of the U.S. Navy Memorial during 27th Annual Blessing of the Fleets at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Stephen Hassay/Released)
Quartermaster 3rd Class Jessica Lopez charts navigational maneuvers on the bridge aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during the ship’s departure from homeport. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
Builder Constructionman Ning Huang, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, uses a piece of scrap two-by-four to remove excess concrete from the top of a wooden form. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade William Mitchell/Released)
Sailors assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 perform maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Edward Diaz, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Sebastian Miller move ordnance in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Devin Rinker logs the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor’s (LSD 52) bearing as the ship pulls into Victoria, British Columbia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Lt. Grant Kingsbery speaks to his aircrew in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zach Sleeper/Released)
Logistics Specialist Seaman Alison Wise mans the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during the ship’s departure from homeport. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released)
Ensign Keisha Brewer, right, acts as a phone talker as Quartermaster 3rd Class Heather Vautard stands helmsman watch during a Flag Officer Sea Training “weekly war” scenario aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) April 12, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Derrick Beckham screws in brackets on the wing of an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Betty Byers speaks to the Singapore military community during a Days of Remembrance presentation. (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Comly, left, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Carter Parham conduct maintenance on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zach Sleeper/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Yasmin Downs poses for a photo on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gooley/Released)

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