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!


Naval Aircrewman (Tactical) 3rd Class Antoni Pettee loads sonobuoys on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during Annual Exercise (AE) 13 in the Philippine Sea.

Roosevelt is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy.

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Drew Davis, from Decatur, Ill., secures an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to the fantail of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).


Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), looks out at the flight deck during helicopter operations during Annual Exercise (AE) 13 in the Philippine Sea.

George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Robert Flake, from Fort Smith, Ark., serves himself Thanksgiving dinner aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Atlantic Ocean.


Controlman 1st Class Kevin W. Long instructs Sailors on how shoring works during a damage control exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) in the Arabian Gulf.


Quartermaster Seaman Diana Castillo, from Madera, Calif., demonstrates baton strike techniques after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) during training for security personnel in Norfolk, Va.


Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Kendall Kershaw, assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), helps a student with her school work at the Genesis School in Singapore.


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