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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On watch around the clock.  Chief Gas Turbine Systems Mechanic Todd Furst, right, assigned to USS Freedom (LCS 1) monitors propulsion plant readings from the bridge with crew readiness control officer Chief Engineman Shannon Thomas in the South China Sea.

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Above and Below the sea.  Navy Diver 2nd Class Andrew Bui recovers an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) built by students from Cornell University after navigating through an obstacle course at the Transducer Evaluation Center’s Anechoic Pool at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific during RoboSub 2013 in San Diego, Calif.

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Our Sailors use unique equipment to support the mission. Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Joseph Gemellaro operates a milling machine aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Red Sea.

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Sailors support communities at home and abroad. Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Emily Blonski, assigned to USS George Washington (CVN 73), washes the hull of a carapantia light ship during a community service project at the Brisbane Maritime Museum in Brisbane, Australia.

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Training is a big part of our readiness. Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Kang, a pre-deployment trauma training course (PTTC) evaluator monitors open chest trauma care simulation during a mass casualty exercise held aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) in San Diego.

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Our Sailors are taught to be ready at all times. Aviation Ordnanceman Samantha Yarborough conducts a mechanical advantage control hold on a simulated attacker during an oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray qualification course aboard  USS George Washington (CVN73) in the Coral Sea.

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