“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!!
PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 24, 2012) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Becker prepares to raise colors as amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulls in to Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Brown/ Released)
CORONADO, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2012) Air-Traffic Controller 2nd Class Alexes Boutin, assigned to the Operations Departmentâs OC Division and temporarily assigned to the berthing rehabilitation team, secures a light fixture before painting a berthing space aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently pierside at Naval Air Station North Island for Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shannon Heavin/Released)
USS Gettysburg, At Sea (Sept. 25, 2012) — Engineman 3rd Class Nahun Rodriguez lays out firehose during a general quarters drill onboard guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg is on its way to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior off the coast of Scotland. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Foster Bamford/RELEASED)
PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Sept. 26, 2012) Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Apprentice Naomi Dunkley, assigned to guided missile-destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), prepares to serve as a line handler during sea and anchor operations as the ship arrives in Port Klang, Malaysia for a goodwill port visit. Mustin is visiting Malaysia in conjunction with the 2012 Western Pacific Naval Symposium. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (Sept. 24, 2012) Quartermaster 2nd Class Ashleigh Berti cleans the outside of the bridge aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Manolito Recto signals for the launch of an aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)