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!

The United States Navy Memorial. 120 Navy Chief

The U.S. Navy chief’s mess celebrates 120 years of the chief petty officer rank during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial.


Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Wakefield, center, instructs Sailors on the proper operation of a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).


Master Chief Master-at-Arms Nancy Brewton, right, salutes during morning colors at Naval Support Activity Naples.


Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Holly Degroot directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).


Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) prepare to man the rails as the ship gets underway.


Sailors listen to a brief in preparation for fighting a fire during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106).


Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Esau Ozer prepares to light a boiler aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

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