“Faces of the Fleet” takes a look at YOUR Navy operating forward. These images represent the greatest Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world leading from the deck plates, and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! Hooyah, Navy!!
Rear Adm. Scott T. Craig, deputy chief of staff for fleet capabilities requirements, concepts, and experimentation U.S. Fleet Forces Command, departs the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
Capt. Erik Ross, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), greets his family during a homecoming celebration for Bataan at Naval Station Norfolk after completing a 10 1/2-month deployment.
CS3 Karen Glover kicks a simulated attacker during combat training as part of a security force qualification course aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Lt. j.g. Geordie Kelly, fleet band master of U.S. 7th Fleet Band, shows children how to use a maraca shaker during a performance at the AEON Tomakomai shopping center.
ABEAN Tiffany Romero and ABE3 Mikkos Thomas, both assigned to the air department aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), carry holdback bars off the flight deck after launching aircraft from the bow catapults.
Chief Warrant Officer Galo Moreira, ship's boatswain, trains Sailors on the monkey lines as they launch a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill.
HT3 Christopher Mitchell checks an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter for hot spots during a flight deck recovery drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).
Capt. Dorian F. Jones, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) answers questions from Japanese media during Bold Alligator 2012.
ABE1 Anthony Rickey (left), ABEAN Chris Orhelein and ABE1 Jonathan Dicola celebrate as they watch Super Bowl XLVI on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
MA3 Steven Cabrera, assigned aboard Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802, attached to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2, mans a twin .50-caliber machine gun.
BM1 Timothy Lumpkin plays Taps during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).