“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!
Ens. Jordan Lo, of Phoenix, Airzona, recalls the accident that led to his call sign “Phoenix.” After successfully completing Officer Candidate School and being commissioned as a naval officer, Lo reported to flight school in Pensacola, Florida, to begin his training. Just two short months later, it was all over. On April 30, 2017, Lo and eight other student aviators were walking to a restaurant in Perdido Key, Florida, when a car swerved off the road and hit the group. For Lo, everything went black. He has no memory of what happened. His road to recovery was long and difficult, but ultimately resulted in the Phoenix rising to flight status again. (DoD video by Austin Rooney/Released)
Hospitalman Murphy Edson checks 9-month-old Nora Walsh’s heart at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport’s Pediatrics Clinic. Edson, a native of Austin, Texas, says, “Working in pediatrics has truly been a rewarding experience to me as a hospital corpsman. I love the environment and the ability to care for our fellow service members’ children, often being able to make them smile and feel comfortable in difficult situations. The providers have challenged and influenced me to continue and pursue a future in pediatric medicine.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released). Lt. j.g. Brianna Nelson, from Tampa, Florida, prepares to launch an acoustic device countermeasure from the bridge wing of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy warships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda) Commanding officer of the nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), Cmdr. Jason Deichler, from Scott Township, Pa., speaks to former submariners with the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) Requin Base organization at the USS Requin (SS 481), moored at the Carnegie Science Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Joe Painter/Released) Attendees react to a presentation during a Women’s History Month symposium in Yokosuka. The attendees were taking part in Women Trailblazing at Sea — a symposium featuring female leader presentations, discussion groups and mentoring opportunities – that took place at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s Chapel of Hope. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristina Doss/Released) Musician 3rd Class Daniel Meadows plays the saxophone during a Pacific Partnership 2019 host nation engagement at San Jose Central School. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Berksteiner/Released) U.S. Navy Culinary Specialist 1st Class Hermila Elliott and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Pan Phyu prepare their dishes during the Joint Culinary Training Exercise Mobile Kitchen Trailer event. (U.S. Navy photo by Russell Stewart, NAVSUP/Released) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Joshua Bushman poses for a photo with San Jose Central School students during a Pacific Partnership 2019 host nation engagement. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains) Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Joshua Goolsby, left, and Eddie Guerrero maintain a Phalanx close-in weapons system (CWIS) aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released) Musician 1st Class Amy Broadbent, from Rockville, Md., performs with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Tony Martinez performs corrosion control on a aircraft jack in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Higgins/Released) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Airman Apprentice Zachary Gallon, from Apopka, Florida, scans the perimeter from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katie Cox/Released) Sailors walk with scrub brushes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles DeParlier/Released) Senior Chief Musician Laura Grantier, from Denham Springs, Louisiana, demonstrates a musical phrase during a clarinet masterclass at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released) Lt. James Showanes stands watch during a drill in the combat information center during a drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in support of Flag Officer Sea Training in Plymouth, England, March 13, 2019. i(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released) Mineman 3rd Class Robert Haselton mans the helm of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) as the ship conducts mine hunting exercises, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen) Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.