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Faces of the Fleet

Quartermaster Seaman Dylan Poage takes a bearing from vultures' row aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while the ship transits to Victoria Harbor.

“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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Welcome Home Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.

For nearly 10 months, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Over the course of the deployment, supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 successfully flew 12,300 sorties, including 2,382 combat missions and dropped …

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USS Bataan Homecoming

NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk following a nine-month deployment. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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Faces of the Fleet

Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dennis Rivera holds his infant son for the first time during the homecoming ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk for the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94).

“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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Coming home…

A few weeks ago, I came home. End of deployment. “Hello USA, oh how I’ve missed you!” It was fantastic. Every homecoming is fantastic. I’ve walked off a ship, walked off a flight line and now walked through an airport security barrier.

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