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Faces of the Fleet



FC2 Matthew Burger leads his team from USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a training exercise with the Coast Guard. Matthew is part of the ship’s Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) team… which is the type of Navy team you’ve seen in recent news reports boarding foreign vessels suspected of piracy.






LN1 Ronald Alexander concentrates on the Navy-wide chief petty officer advancement exam, while embarked on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The exam is administrated to 1st class petty officers who, if selected for the promotional board, will submit their service records for review by senior enlisted board members. Good luck, Ronald!






ABH3 Alexsis Labrake directs aircraft on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Alexsis and her shipmates, along with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.






ADAN Panu Beckley tightens a panel screw on an EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Panu and his shipmates are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.




Retired Chief Petty Officer Carl E. Clark gave remarks after the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the honorable Ray Mabus presented him with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with Combat Distinguishing. The 95-year-old Clark earned the medal for his actions during World War II. Thanks, shipmate.

Find out more about this hero here.







Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert talks to Sailors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a visit to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.





IS2 Jenna Welsh, from USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), reads with a child during a community service project at Sullivans Elementary School. Jenna, her shipmates and Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet staff visited a pet shelter, residential tower and local schools as part of a base-wide community service event.








BM3 Raina Tran and SN Oscar Gotayvega steer USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) from the ship’s bridge. Raina, Oscar and their shipmates are conducting crew certifications in preparation for future amphibious operations.






Guest facilitator HN Glen Marasigan (right) monitors the EKG reading of LSSN Wayne Terry, explaining the results to members of the Navy Expeditionary Medical Training Institute inaugaral Kandahar Role 3 Operational Medical Training Progam class at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The program is designed to provide training before the nearly 200 service members participating in the course deploy to Kandahar’s Role 3 Hospital.




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