Faces of the Fleet

“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!!

Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Jennifer Gonzales, from New Port Richey, Fla., hauls in excess line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

Sailors unload sonobuoys from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

Engineman 3rd Class Amber Ferguson, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), participates in a suspension training class at the base gym on Naval Station Everett. Sailors who participated in the two-day class earned a certification to instruct Total Resistance Exercise workouts aboard Nimitz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander A. Ventura II/Released)

Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Eric Eder, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), salutes as Taps is played at the conclusion of the Wreaths Across America ceremony the Biloxi National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun in 1992, to remember America’s fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown/Released)

Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) depart the ship to go on liberty after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

Recruits take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Recruit Training Command, the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Liza Swart/Released)