Your Navy Operating Forward – Polaris Point, Philippine Sea, Mediterranean 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.

EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Blue Hawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 flies near the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 flies near the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2C Hawkeye early warning and support aircraft assigned to the "Bear Aces" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2C Hawkeye early warning and support aircraft assigned to the “Bear Aces” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), foreground, transits the East China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare (DD 106)and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), foreground, transits the East China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Takanami-class destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare (DD 106)and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) tends to the Los Angeles-class attack submarines USS Chicago (SSN 721), right, and USS Pasadena (SSN 752), left. Emory S. Land, homeported in Guam, provides maintenance, hotel services and logistical support to submarines and surface ships in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Willoughby/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) tends to the Los Angeles-class attack submarines USS Chicago (SSN 721), right, and USS Pasadena (SSN 752), left.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Willoughby/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket during MultiSail 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket during MultiSail 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing Craft Air Cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, disembarks the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during amphibious integrated training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing Craft Air Cushion 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, disembarks the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during amphibious integrated training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Aviation Ordnancemen Lemar Ballard, right, and Fidel Cardenas attach supplies to an SA-330J Puma helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Aviation Ordnancemen Lemar Ballard, right, and Fidel Cardenas attach supplies to an SA-330J Puma helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a missile from the aft missile deck during Multisail 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) launches a missile from the aft missile deck during Multisail 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)

Tell us which photo best shows YOUR Navy Operating Forward !