“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!
Aviation Machinist’s Mate Rodney Alim, from San Jose, Calif., performs maintenance on a part to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), March 1. 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)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Edward Martinez, from Hesperia, Calif., left, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Young, from Santa Rosa, Calif., perform exercises while competing in a metabolic conditioning contest in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), March 1. 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 Seaman Marco Villasana/Released)
Recruits form up in their compartment prior to breakfast at Recruit Training Command, the Navy’s only boot camp, March 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Brian Walsh/Released)
Airman Dylan Firth, from Jacksonville, Fla., assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5, performs an inspection on an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 4. Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Francisco Sanchez receives training from Lt. Cmdr. Brianna Rupp during a mass casualty drill on the mess deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), March 5. Carl Vinson is pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)
Equipment Operator 2nd Class Sam Sutheimer, from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG), uses an entrenching tool attached to a backhoe bucket to cut a birthday cake in honor of the Seabees’ 71st birthday as shipmates and staff watch in Williamsburg, Va., March 5. From left, Constructionman 2nd Class Evan Zumdick; Chief Constructionman A. Carl Stelling; Lt. Cmdr. Todd Carbajal; Capt. Michael Stiglitz, Deputy Commander, NAVELSG; Mark J. Sakowski, Chief of Staff, NAVELSG; and NAVESLG Command Master Chief James Sweet. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lucy M. Quinn/Released)
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