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!
Air Traffic Controlman 2nd Class Timothy Wallace (left) and Air Traffic Controlman 2nd Class Clayton Alexander, assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), observe radar signatures in the ship’s Air Traffic Control Room in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Earl Simon looks through a pelorus to check the bearing of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Pacific Ocean.
Sailors conduct line handling operations aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) in the Philippines Sea.
Hospital Corpsman Brandon Dewitt defends himself against a simulated attacker after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum spray aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) in the Gulf of Oman.
Cmdr. Matthew Barker, executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, is greeted by his three children following his return to Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va.
Musician 3rd Class Katie Chauvot, with the U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble, Orient Express, demonstrates the trumpet while leading a music clinic at Olongapo National High School, as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2013.
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Caitlin Clarke, right, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Freddy Castillo X-ray a patient’s teeth at a Pacific Partnership 2013 medical civic action project in Marshall Islands.
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