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!!

130114-N-OY799-042 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 14, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Brian Adams, from New York, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed 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 Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Brian Adams, from New York, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed 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 Kenneth Abbate/Released)

130121-N-YF306-034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 21, 2013) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Robert N. Reed, from Bloomfield, Ind., disassembles a .50-caliber machine gun for regular maintenance on the foc'sle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill 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 Aaron Chase/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Robert N. Reed, from Bloomfield, Ind., disassembles a .50-caliber machine gun for regular maintenance on the foc’sle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). Winston S. Churchill 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 Aaron Chase/Released)

130119-N-XQ375-085 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 19, 2013) Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Nicholas Hiatt, right, directs line handlers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during a replenishment-at-sea. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis 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 Deven B. King/Released)

Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Nicholas Hiatt, right, directs line handlers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during a replenishment-at-sea. Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis 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 Deven B. King/Released)

130120-N-RJ456-019 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 20, 2013) Hospital Corpsman Kara Webb immunizes a fellow Sailor during a ship-wide shot exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operation, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

Hospital Corpsman Kara Webb immunizes a fellow Sailor during a ship-wide shot exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operation, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg/Released)

Information Systems Technician Second Class Kendra Brown and Ryan Kellcher, a U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Security Inspection team member, discuss security procedures during an inspection aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105). Cyber inspections, such as the one aboard USS Dewey, provide a mechanism to assess the Navy's Cyber readiness and ensure effective oversight of the Navy's cyber security posture.  Operational readiness is as essential in the cyberspace domain as it is in every other warfighting mission.  As the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, has stated, the Navy's three tenets - Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready - are the framework through which we view our progress. The U.S. Fleet  Cyber Command Cyber Security Inspection process stresses these tenets, emphasizing readiness and warfighting first.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

Information Systems Technician Second Class Kendra Brown and Ryan Kellcher, a U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Security Inspection team member, discuss security procedures during an inspection aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105). Cyber inspections, such as the one aboard USS Dewey, provide a mechanism to assess the Navy’s Cyber readiness and ensure effective oversight of the Navy’s cyber security posture. Operational readiness is as essential in the cyberspace domain as it is in every other warfighting mission. As the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, has stated, the Navy’s three tenets – Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready – are the framework through which we view our progress. The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cyber Security Inspection process stresses these tenets, emphasizing readiness and warfighting first. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

 

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