GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 16, 2018)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Landon Jamison launches an F-35B Lightning II attached to the Avengers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2018)

Lt. Cmdr. Chad Geis, right, meteorological and ceanographic officer, and Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Russell Ligon analyze Hurricane Florence in the meteorological room aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command deployed Kearsarge, along with embarked elements of…

GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7, 2018)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Francis Centeno launches an F-35B Lightning II attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is on a scheduled deployment of the…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2018)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Evan Stevenson signals to the shooter that the flight deck is all clear aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is conducting sustainment operations in the Atlantic. U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 7, 2018)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Jeremy Parrish directs an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist…

RED SEA (July 31, 2018)

U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Sean Hudgins, right, and Gunner’s Mate Stephen Barahona, members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), tactically move aboard an Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) supply ship with an ENF…

Face of Defense: Sailor Aids Pedestrian Struck by Car in Guam

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Pluss, an electrician’s mate assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable, was driving along Route 1 in Santa Rita, Guam, when he noticed a car accident and an unresponsive victim lying on the street. Pluss’ military training kicked…

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 13, 2018)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Alfred Ranili, from Cebu City, Philippines, signals for the launch of an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2018)

Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate Christopher Chavez observes flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The ship is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. U.S. Navy…

SEA OF JAPAN (July 9, 2018)

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Mele Filiai directs a helicopter from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation supporting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo…