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: Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Mark Vogel signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, during take off from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nuñez Jr./Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) approaches the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Dennis Castro signals to launch a U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle Company, Combat Assault Battalion, from the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during exercise Blue Chromite. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Capt. Michael Hakanson, chaplain of Surface Forces Pacific Fleet, boards the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for a tour of the ship’s religious facilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia K. Patten/Released)
APRA, Guam: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Naval Base Guam after a regularly scheduled port call. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) prepares to pull into Colombo, Sri Lanka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
SINGAPORE STRAIT: Seaman Stephen Springstead stands a lookout watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a transit through the Singapore Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose Madrigal/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: U.S. Marines prepare to launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder/Released)

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