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Sailors participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago/Released)
Sailors participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago/Released)

A Wee Bit of Green in a Sea of Navy Blue

Pause your Irish celebrations and learn a little about some of our Sailors who rock green daily.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY FROM YOUR #USNAVY!!

Sailors participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago/Released)
Sailors participate in a barricade drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.
Lt. Andrew Anderson, attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, takes point while on patrol during Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2015. FTX 2015 gives ACB-1 Sailors the opportunity to practice and apply Seabee Combat Warfare skills, provide host nation security support, and stay mission ready in a simulated environment intended to replicate in-country operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Chan/Released)
Lt. Andrew Anderson, attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, takes point while on patrol during Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2015. FTX 2015 gives ACB-1 Sailors the opportunity to practice and apply Seabee Combat Warfare skills, provide host nation security support, and stay mission ready in a simulated environment intended to replicate in-country operations.
Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Robert Crouch, from Philadelphia, assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26, communicates with the pilot on an MH-60S Sea Hawk. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway preparing for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katie Lash/Released)
Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Robert Crouch, from Philadelphia, assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26, communicates with the pilot on an MH-60S Sea Hawk. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway preparing for future deployments.
Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, departs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 on the flight deck of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) during a visit. Charles de Gaulle is operating with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, departs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 on the flight deck of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) during a visit. Charles de Gaulle is operating with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael McElravy, from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, performs maintenance on the mission computer display of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael McElravy, from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73, performs maintenance on the mission computer display of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Detail Timor Leste, volunteer at the Bakhita Orphanage. The NMCB-1 Sailors paired up with members of the Australian Police Force to prepare hot meals for the children, garden, teach English and participate in sports. (U.S. Navy photo by Steelworker 3rd Class Amanda Reed/Released
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Detail Timor Leste, volunteer at the Bakhita Orphanage. The NMCB-1 Sailors paired up with members of the Australian Police Force to prepare hot meals for the children, garden, teach English and participate in sports.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Cody Rubalcava, Airman Apprentice Chassan Hodge, and Airman Victor Sanchez attach an arresting gear wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Cody Rubalcava, Airman Apprentice Chassan Hodge, and Airman Victor Sanchez attach an arresting gear wire on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.
Builder Constructionmen Erin Eiermann and Stacey Sousa, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, laugh outside their tents during the battalion field training exercise. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB-5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final field training exercise in preparation for a deployment.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Builder Constructionmen Erin Eiermann and Stacey Sousa, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, laugh outside their tents during the battalion field training exercise. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB-5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final field training exercise in preparation for a deployment.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens hold an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Bahrain to discuss the current and future status of the Navy. Greenert and Stevens reenlisted a group of Sailors to start the event and concluded with questions from the audience after each delivered brief remarks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens hold an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Bahrain to discuss the current and future status of the Navy. Greenert and Stevens reenlisted a group of Sailors to start the event and concluded with questions from the audience after each delivered brief remarks.
The race team from the Headquarters Company of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 cruises down a hill in a hand crafted banana box car on Camp Shields during a modified soap box derby. The event was part of the deployment training for NMCB-5. NMCB-5 is supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S.  Pacific Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
The race team from the Headquarters Company of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 cruises down a hill in a hand crafted banana box car on Camp Shields during a modified soap box derby. The event was part of the deployment training for NMCB-5. NMCB-5 is supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Johnathon Hill, assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, signals that an F/A-18E Super Hornet is ready to be launched from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Johnathon Hill, assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, signals that an F/A-18E Super Hornet is ready to be launched from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Littman, a pilot assigned to the "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, smiles with his wife, Lauren, and son during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana. Deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG), CVW 3 squadrons participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and several multinational exercises in support of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Littman, a pilot assigned to the “Ragin’ Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, smiles with his wife, Lauren, and son during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana. Deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG), CVW 3 squadrons participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and several multinational exercises in support of maritime security operations.
Steelworker 3rd Class Shawn Hoagland, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, welds two pieces of metal together for a door on a upcoming project. NMCB 11 is deployed to 14 different detachment sites throughout European Command, Africa command, Pacific Command and Central Command; promoting security and stability by conducting general engineering, disaster relief, construction readiness operations and Human civic action support. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael C. Barton/Released)
Steelworker 3rd Class Shawn Hoagland, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, welds two pieces of metal together for a door on a upcoming project. NMCB 11 is deployed to 14 different detachment sites throughout European Command, Africa command, Pacific Command and Central Command; promoting security and stability by conducting general engineering, disaster relief, construction readiness operations and Human civic action support.
Lt. Clayton Hunt and Lt. j.g. Nicholas Horton, Naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. VP-16 is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor/Released)
Lt. Clayton Hunt and Lt. j.g. Nicholas Horton, Naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. VP-16 is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Sailors assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 maneuver a drop tank across the flight deck of the of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is conducting flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
Sailors assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 maneuver a drop tank across the flight deck of the of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is conducting flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
 Capt. Samuel Pontier, right, and Personnel Specialist 1st Class Geraldine Charles, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, serve cake during a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserve.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Capt. Samuel Pontier, right, and Personnel Specialist 1st Class Geraldine Charles, assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, serve cake during a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman John Taylor, from Chattanooga, Tenn., removes a slot seal from the rail of an aircraft catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Frost / Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman John Taylor, from Chattanooga, Tenn., removes a slot seal from the rail of an aircraft catapult on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.
Builder 2nd Class Christopher Farmer and Builder 2nd Class Matthew Dawson, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and Builder 3rd Class Jacob Kirk, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, form a support ledger for new precast concrete panels. UCT 2's Construction Dive Detachment Bravo is repairing an old seaplane ramp, which is now being used as a boat ramp by various Navy Expeditionary and Naval Special Warfare units in Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Builder Jason Cortez/Released)
Builder 2nd Class Christopher Farmer and Builder 2nd Class Matthew Dawson, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and Builder 3rd Class Jacob Kirk, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, form a support ledger for new precast concrete panels. UCT 2’s Construction Dive Detachment Bravo is repairing an old seaplane ramp, which is now being used as a boat ramp by various Navy Expeditionary and Naval Special Warfare units in Coronado.

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