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.
SULU SEA : Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Landon Jamison signals a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the “Sea Elks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (REIN) from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to USS Chinook (PC 9) approaches Iraqi navy patrol boat (P 303) while conducting small boat operations during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors connect a fuel line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AOE 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Archangel Smiley signals an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, to shut down after completing the day’s flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: Fire Controlman 1st Class Paul McElligott, left, and Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Derek Bandouveres man a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship transits the Bosphorus Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
SHIZUOKA, Japan: A U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands during Exercise Eagle Wrath 18 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)
BLACK SEA: Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, left, and Bulgarian Rear Adm. Mitko Petev, Bulgarian Navy chief of naval operations, stand on a Bulgarian Navy patrol boat during a swarming exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Nelson/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) in the Mediterranean Sea. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey/ Released)
JAKARTA, Indonesia: USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia, in preparation for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tristin Barth)
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