“Faces of the Fleet” takes a look at YOUR Navy operating forward. These images represent the greatest Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world leading from the deck plates, and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! Hooyah, Navy!!
Electricians Mate 3rd Class Zach Duffey assigned to Riverine Command Boat 803 from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 mans his watch station while conducting security escort operations for ships transiting out to sea through the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina, during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012.
Airman Recruit Chelsea Heard fuels an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Anthony W. Harb cuffs Lance Cpl. Karl J. Leitz, a military policeman assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24 of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), during an oleoresin capsicum (OC) level two qualification aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).
Hospital Corpsman Brandon Wicker (left), from Taunton, Mass., throws an overhand, right hook during a boxing match against Marine Cpl. Darnell Price in the bronze-medal bout of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship.
Operations Specialist 1st Class Nakisha Joseph, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and Carl Simmons, assistant gardener at Norfolk Botanical Garden, spread compost around rose bushes at the garden.
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Haley speaks to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) on a hand-held radio from the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Makos Chhay performs a turnaround inspection on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71.
Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Michael Turley, assigned to weapons department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), installs an air conditioning unit at Toras Chaim Elementary School during a community service project.
Damage Controlman Fireman Cameron Michalak inventories a pipe patching kit in a repair locker aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Will Roberts, assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), measures a feeler gauge on a vertical mill in the machine shop.
Construction Electrician 2nd Class Joshua Guerreiro (left), Corpus Christi Project crew leader from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, shows Chief Builder Eric Van Norman, assigned to 25th Naval Construction Regiment (25 NCR), one of the rebar frames his crew constructed during a tour of the project site.
Quartermaster Seaman Adriana M. Scott, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), plots the ship's position.
Culinary Specialist Seaman Brittnie Robbins answers questions from a Terao Elementary student at the NEX Food Court at Naval Air Facility Atsugi during an English practice session.