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!

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Building leaders, Ensign Steven McGhan, right, and Ensign Phillip Gauronskas, left, conduct officer of the deck training while Lt. j.g. Timothy Davey, the navigator of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), observes on the bridge in the Arabian Gulf.

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Every Sailors is a firefighter! Sailors conduct damage control training during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Red Sea.

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Launching aircraft takes a team! Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Kla Brownell, from Baltimore, signals to Lt. Ramses Leon, from Miami, to launch an E-2C Hawkeye from the Black Eagles of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean.

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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Joshua Palomares, from Fresno, Calif., tests fuel for purity levels aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment-at-sea in the North Arabian Sea.

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Being ready to defend America around the clock takes practice. Electronics Technician 3rd Class Cody Cochran fires an M16A service rifle as Master-at-Arms 1st Class Brandon Da Costa observes during a small-arms weapons qualification exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Coral Sea.

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21st Century Sailors stay physically fit! Sailors participate in a physical training session on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) while underway in support of Talisman Saber 2013 in the Coral Sea.

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Our Sailors build partnerships around the world! Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Jeremy Franklin plays a game with children from Lugarno Public School during a U.S. 7th Fleet flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) community service event in Sydney, Australia.

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