Your Navy Operating Forward – Sulu Sea, Luzon Strait, Philippine Sea

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up ordnance from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea as the Danish frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362) breaks away from the formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna Bowens/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to the “Tridents” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up ordnance from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea as the Danish frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362) breaks away from the formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna Bowens/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Alan Landers takes a selfie from an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 as it prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zackary Alan Landers takes a selfie from an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 as it prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to perform strike operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to perform strike operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
SULU SEA: An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter prepares to land aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) following completion of routine operations in the Sulu Sea near the Balabac Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
SULU SEA: An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter prepares to land aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) following completion of routine operations in the Sulu Sea near the Balabac Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Tridents” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Derik Richardson, right, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Kevin Brodwater, both attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), conduct a live-fire exercise aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Derik Richardson, right, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Kevin Brodwater, both attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), conduct a live-fire exercise aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), center, is underway with the Danish navy frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F 362) and the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kyle A. Moore/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The fast combat support ship
USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), center, is underway with the Danish navy frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F 362) and the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kyle A. Moore/Released)
LUZON STRAIT: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Uriel Lewis, left, and Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Jouvens Vital conduct maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/Released)
LUZON STRAIT: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Uriel Lewis, left, and Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class Jouvens Vital conduct maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) patrols the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) patrols the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)

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