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Faces of the Fleet

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Aeiken, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Alyson Welsh, right, directs a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Warlords” of Helicopter Strike Squandron (HSM) 51 to the hangar bay onboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Joshua Mortensen/Released)

“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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Faces of the Fleet

Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), recites ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ during a holiday concert with Navy Band Great Lakes at Waukegan High School here.  (U. S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

“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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U.S. Navy Ocean Gliders: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles That Are Improving Our Understanding of the World’s Oceans

AT SEA (Dec. 10, 2015) A littoral battlespace sensing-glider (LBS-G) is deployed from a Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) T-AGS 60-class vessel. NAVOCEANO has been deploying LBS-G operationally since 2012. Today, NAVOCEANO employs a fleet of LBS-G around the world. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet Oceanographer of the Navy Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command In the wake of multiple news reports about U.S. Navy ocean gliders, there have been numerous questions about these instruments and what they do for the U.S. Navy. Ocean gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles used …

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Modernizing the Navy’s Mine Hunting Platforms

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 2, 2016) From left to right, Machinist Mate 1st Class Micah Patterson, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Stephen Wodraska, Engineman 2nd Class Richard Meyer, Mineman 1st Class Coy Tully and Mineman 3rd Class Pete Calvert, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, launch a MK 18 MOD 2 unmanned underwater vehicle from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during Squadex 2016.

By Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens Director, Expeditionary Warfare (OPNAV N95)   Looking out on the future of the Navy’s mine warfare programs the expeditionary community faces the critical challenge of determining the best way to modernize aging mine hunting platforms. It’s an important topic that I discussed at the Mine …

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Faces of the Fleet

Seaman George Sablan, left, and Seaman Abraham Alvarez, both assigned to the Gray Wolves of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 stand on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Siobhana R. McEwen/Released)

“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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