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Faces of the Fleet

“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 …

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Mariners Will Be There!

VARNA, Bulgaria (Aug. 27, 2018) Civil Service Mariner Teravonic Richards stands watch aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) as the ship arrives in Varna, Bulgaria. Carson City is the seventh of nine expeditionary fast transport ships in Military Sealift Command's inventory with a primary mission of providing rapid transport of military equipment and personnel in theater via its 20,000 square-foot reconfigurable mission bay area and seating for 312 passengers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

By Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Commander, Military Sealift Command As dawn broke over Machias Bay, Maine, on June 12, 1775, 32 men – armed with guns, swords, axes and pitchforks and led by a revolutionary firebrand named Jeremiah O’Brien – brought their commandeered sloop Unity quietly around the lee side …

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Faces of the Fleet

“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 …

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A Keen Eye on Keen Sword

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 8, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)

By Rear. Adm. Karl Thomas Commander, Task Force 70 This week, we wrapped up Keen Sword 2019, the biennial exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, (JMSDF) or Kaijo Jieitai as they are known in Japan. This exercise is designed to strengthen and demonstrate our commitment to the U.S. …

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