25 Epic Photos Of The Navy In Action

The United States Navy is the best in the world, so it would only follow that they have some of the best communications specialists and photographers in the world.

The official U.S. Navy Flickr account is full of stunning, patriotic images of men and women serving in all types of capacities and situations as sailors. The photographs show their service, hard work, fun side, and patriotic dedication to their country and their fellow sailors.

Here is a list of 25 United States Navy photos that are just plain awesome! Go USN!


1. Hornet Approaching

Photo: U.S. Navy/Erik Hildebrandt -- An F/A-18F Super Hornet approaches the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.

Photo: U.S. Navy/Erik Hildebrandt — An F/A-18F Super Hornet approaches the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.

2. .50 Caliber Exercise

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis -- Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Nicholas Lovelace prepares to shoot a target with a .50 caliber machine gun during a gunnery exercise.

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis — Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Nicholas Lovelace prepares to shoot a target with a .50 caliber machine gun during a gunnery exercise.

3. Missiles Away!

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Zachary Van Nuys -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) launches a SM-2 missile during a live-fire exercise.

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Zachary Van Nuys — The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) launches a SM-2 missile during a live-fire exercise.

4. All Together

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Turner -- Sailors handle a mooring line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely.

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Turner — Sailors handle a mooring line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely.

5. Into The Sunset

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt -- The USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria.

Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt — The USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria.

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