“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!
Operations Specialist 1st Class Vincent Raschka, from Auckland, New Zealand, records notes on a tactical board in the combat information center aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Nick Bates, from Palmer, Mass., gives commands to line handlers aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).
Lt. Matthew King holds the national ensign and bows his head in prayer for the benediction during a memorial ceremony for Lt. Nathan Poloski aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Robert Lezotte, right, from Detroit, uses a baton to fend off a “red-man” perpetrator after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a security certification course on the aft missile deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105).
Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Dale Askey, from York, S.C., right, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Dover, from Abline, Kansas, perform an operational test on an aircraft landing light aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
Cmdr. Ken Whitwell conducts an eye examination on Chief Logistics Specialist Charline McDonel, from Hillard, Ohio, assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15, in medical aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jacob Sykes and Gas Turbine Systems Technician Fireman John Harrelson simulate combating a class Bravo fire in the Main 1 engineering plant aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) during damage control training drills. Which of these is the most inspiring photo?