Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

DA NANG, Vietnam: Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang. (Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton/ Released)

DA NANG, Vietnam: Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang. (Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton/ Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: An F/A-18 Super Hornet flies over USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during Rim of the Pacific. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard/ Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: An F/A-18 Super Hornet flies over USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during Rim of the Pacific. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard/ Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies over the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Alex Hewette/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies over the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Alex Hewette/Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a regular port visit during a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wesley J. Breedlove/Released)

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a regular port visit during a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wesley J. Breedlove/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: USS America (LHA 6) underway in the waters near the Hawaiian Islands as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 - the world's largest multi-national maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: USS America (LHA 6) underway in the waters near the Hawaiian Islands as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 – the world’s largest multi-national maritime exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)

SUEZ CANAL: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), followed by the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), pass under the Freedom Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

SUEZ CANAL: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), followed by the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), pass under the Freedom Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: A  standard missile 2 is launched from the vertical launching system on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) as part of a live fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline)

PACIFIC OCEAN: A standard missile 2 is launched from the vertical launching system on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) as part of a live fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline)

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) steams through the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) steams through the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

GAETA, Italy: Sailors heave mooring lines aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) as the ship arrives in Gaeta, Italy for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

GAETA, Italy: Sailors heave mooring lines aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) as the ship arrives in Gaeta, Italy for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Quartermaster Seaman James Keller checks weather information during a nighttime transit aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Austin / Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Quartermaster Seaman James Keller checks weather information during a nighttime transit aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Austin / Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) fire an RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile during an international sinking exercise, or SINKEX, for Rim of the Pacific 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Noble/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) fire an RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile during an international sinking exercise, or SINKEX, for Rim of the Pacific 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Noble/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: Two MH-60R Seahawks, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, fly in formation over the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: Two MH-60R Seahawks, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, fly in formation over the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fire the ship's close-in weapons system while conducting a live-fire exercise during RIMPAC 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN: Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fire the ship’s close-in weapons system while conducting a live-fire exercise during RIMPAC 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Trevor Ellam signals to the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) during a replenishment-at-sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Trevor Ellam signals to the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies toward the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111).  (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Alex Hewette/Released)

INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, flies toward the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Alex Hewette/Released)

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