“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 Sailors! GO NAVY!
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Sydney Thrasher, middle, leads a hose team during an aviation fire drill on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Marte Pena pipes the start of chow over the 1-MC announcing system from the bridge of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico/Released)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joanne Underwood, assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), renders honors during a disinterment ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lauren Falk/Released)
Chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pose for a group photo as part of the 124th birthday celebration of the CPO rank. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)
Sailors assigned to the U.S. Fleet Forces Band perform alongside the Colombian navy band during a ribbon cutting ceremony in support of Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Mayapo, Colombia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
Airman Haely Shouper reattaches fasteners on the tail rotor of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer/Released)
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Staff Command Master Chief Brian McDonough, left, leads a CPO 365 pride run. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Neal Blair/Released)
Chief Gunner’s Mate Jason Kelly, left, and Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Michael McCrackin unload ammunition from a Mark 110 57 mm weapons system aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
Cmdr. Douglas Pegher, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), exchanges gifts with a young girl on behalf of the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper/Released)
Assistant Chief Eric McBride, left, San Bernardino Police Department, shakes hands with Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rendy Tolo after being awarded the Police Citizen’s Medal. Tolo received the award for his actions in assisting officers in arresting a perpetrator under the influence of narcotics and charged with felony assault on a Police Officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Cousins/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Rachel Dill, left, and Operations Specialist Seaman Cody Wood use a signal-searchlight to communicate in morse code aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
Rear Adm. Dawn Cutler, U.S. Navy chief of information, arrives as part of the official party and guest speaker for an officer candidate school graduation held at Kay Hall onboard Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)
Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.