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.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Comfort will help support Hurricane Maria aid and relief operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Christopher Merian/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Sailors run towards the foul line after finishing a chock and chain evolution on two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters assigned to the “Vanguards” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14 to the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in support of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Utah Kledzik/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the squadron disembarkation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico: Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1656, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), prepares to offload vehicles on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Pallets of supplies are transferred from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea for continuing operations in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
BALTIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) transits the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Utah Kledzik/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors and Marines perform an aircraft push back aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Sailors escort a rescued resident of French Guadalupe on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) following a search and rescue (SAR) mission for a private aircraft off the coast of the island Dominica. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
LUZON STRAIT: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Luzon Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Sara Farrior/Released)

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