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.

GULF OF TADJOURA, Djibouti: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 pilot SeaArk 34-foot patrol boats through the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, after completing a mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalia Murillo/Released)
WESTERN PACIFIC: Ordnanceman 3rd Class Amber R. Bearden transits the flight deck during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea during exercise Dogu Akdeniz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold /Released)
WESTERN PACIFIC: Two U.S. Air Force B-l B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets fly over the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Carrier Strike Groups in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Griffin/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Battle Cats” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 approaches the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas Burgains/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The coastal patrol ship USS Chinook (PC 9) recovers a rigid-hull inflatable boat during Eastern Sailor 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 2nd Class Sean Blakeney/Released)
WESTERN PACIFIC: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) transit the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN: Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conduct helicopter in-flight refueling operations with an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SINGAPORE STRAIT: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) transits the Singapore Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Esmerelda Hernandez directs an AH-1Z Viper, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (reinforced), on 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)

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