U.S. Navy 2023: The Year in Photos

From Navy Office of Information As they have for more than a century, military photographers and today’s Mass Communication Specialists were there to document the work of American Sailors as they carried out their missions around the world, above, on and below the sea. The following photographs illustrate the integrity, accountability, initiative, and toughness of the Navy’s diverse, all-volunteer force of American Sailors and civilians following in the footsteps of those who, for 248 years, have gone before them in defense of freedom. Dedicated to all who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation in 2023. We have the Watch! Sailors launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-22 during flight operations aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Philippine Sea. (MC3 Hannah Kantner) Sailors from USS Chinook (PC 9) transfer weapons seized from a fishing vessel in international waters of the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo) Retired Capt. E. Royce Williams receives a Navy Cross for his actions during the Korean War during a ceremony in San Diego. A Sailor aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) observes USS Truxtun (DDG 103) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea. (MC2 Christine Montgomery) MC3 Eloise Johnson instructs a yoga class during morale day aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in the South China Sea. (MC2 Minh-Thy Chu) Sailors attach a pallet of ammunition to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from HSC-23 aboard USS Tripoli (LHA 7)in the Pacific Ocean. (MC2 Malcolm Kelley) Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyler Thompson) USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducts a general quarters drill in the South China Sea. (MC2 David Rowe) Flight operations aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68)in the […]

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