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.

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Sailors assigned to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) lower a mine neutralization vehicle into the water during Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transits waters near Arecibo, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
IRISH SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) load buoys into an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to conduct anti-submarine operations during exercise Joint Warrior 17-2, Oct. 8, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors taxi an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Oct. 9, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose Madrigal/Released)
TALCAUHANO, Chile: Sailors assigned to Undersea Rescue Command practice deploying the submarine rescue chamber during CHILEMAR VII. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Gold) approaches the pier of Republic of Korea’s Busan Naval Base as part of a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Carlisle/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from Assault Craft Unit 2 (ACU 2) departs the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp’s (LHD 1) well deck carrying a generator in support humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) steam alongside ships from the Republic of Korea navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) transits the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 12, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead/Released)

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