Ahead of Fleet Week in New York City, four photo-journalists joined the uniformed men and women of the USS Bataan to share their stories on Instagram.
I was really excited that many of the Marines and Navy personnel I photographed use Instagram, so I was often able to tag them. For years, many of the people I photographed didn't have access to the media I worked for, and as a result didn't see their images published. One of the most exciting things about using social media, is that it allows me to share the pictures with the people in them.
Here's a look into life on the USS Bataan: