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Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Caribbean Sea, Philippean Sea

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.

CARTAGENA, Colombia: A landing craft utility attached to Beachmaster Unit 2 prepares to land on the beach in Cartagena, Colombia for a humanitarian assistance training exercise during UNITAS 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (TAK-E 3) transits the Gulf of Aden while conducting a vertical replenishment with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: U.S. Soldiers fast-rope onto the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during UNITAS 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors remove chocks and chains from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 48), on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Sept. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, Sept. 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits the Atlantic Ocean en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter transports stores during a vertical replenishment between the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A Royal Brunei navy boarding team approaches a vessel while participating in a visit, board, search and seizure practical scenario training during Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2018. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Micah Blechner/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Releaed)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force and Hellenic navy while participating in Exercise Bright Star 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 offloads supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (TAK-E 3) while participating in an underway replenishment with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chandler Harrell)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during flight operations in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) transits alongside the replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), during a replenishment-at-sea, while on a scheduled deployment with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Williams-Church/Released)

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Faces Of The Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing mission. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

 

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2017) Sailors and midshipmen hold the phone and distance line on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Iwo Jima is underway with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) FOUR and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducting PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dary M. Patten/Released)
NORFOLK (July 22, 2017) Sailors talk before the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna-Liesa Hussey/Released)

 

CORAL SEA (July 20, 2017) Master Chief Quartermaster James Fox, from Moyock, N.C., explains the concept of celestial navigation to Royal Australian Navy Sailors from the amphibious assault ship HMAS Canberra (L02) on vulture’s row aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), as part of a crew exchange ship tour during Talisman Saber 17. While aboard, the Australian Sailors had the opportunity to learn about U.S. amphibious operations at sea, building on long-standing alliances between the two Navies. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australian bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australian alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released)
CORAL SEA (July 20, 2017) Master Chief Quartermaster James Fox, from Moyock, N.C., explains the concept of celestial navigation to Royal Australian Navy Sailors from the amphibious assault ship HMAS Canberra (L02) on vulture’s row aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), as part of a crew exchange ship tour during Talisman Saber 17. While aboard, the Australian Sailors had the opportunity to learn about U.S. amphibious operations at sea, building on long-standing alliances between the two Navies. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australian bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australian alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released)

 

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 21, 2017) Sailors watch as aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls away from the pier of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and gets underway. Truman sets sail down the Elizabeth River, departing NNSY following a 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), to begin sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rebekah Watkins/Released)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 21, 2017) Sailors watch as aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls away from the pier of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and gets underway. Truman sets sail down the Elizabeth River, departing NNSY following a 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), to begin sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rebekah Watkins/Released)

 

NORFOLK (JULY 25, 2017) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), prepare to handle mooring lines from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), as Harry S. Truman pulls into Naval Station Norfolk after completing Sea Trials. Abraham Lincoln is moored in Norfolk for a carrier incremental availability in preparation for workups. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica Paulauskas/Released)
NORFOLK (JULY 25, 2017) Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), prepare to handle mooring lines from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), as Harry S. Truman pulls into Naval Station Norfolk after completing Sea Trials. Abraham Lincoln is moored in Norfolk for a carrier incremental availability in preparation for workups. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica Paulauskas/Released)

 

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 21, 2017) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Lindsey Smack communicates over a sound powered telephone on the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the ship transits out to sea. Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard following a 10-month planned incremental availability, to begin sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mason Gillan/Released)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 21, 2017) Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Lindsey Smack communicates over a sound powered telephone on the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the ship transits out to sea. Harry S. Truman departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard following a 10-month planned incremental availability, to begin sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mason Gillan/Released)

 

HAGATNA, Guam (July 21, 2017) Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) march in Guam’s 73rd Liberation Day Parade in Hagatna, Guam. Liberation Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the actions of U.S. military troops during the liberation of Guam and the battle for the Northern Marianas, which took place in 1944. emory S. Land, homeported in Guam, provides maintenance, hotel services and logistical support to submarines and surface ships in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Oliver Cole/Released)
HAGATNA, Guam (July 21, 2017) Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) march in Guam’s 73rd Liberation Day Parade in Hagatna, Guam. Liberation Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the actions of U.S. military troops during the liberation of Guam and the battle for the Northern Marianas, which took place in 1944. Emory S. Land, homeported in Guam, provides maintenance, hotel services and logistical support to submarines and surface ships in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Oliver Cole/Released)

 

NORFOLK (July 22, 2017) Sailors talk before the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna-Liesa Hussey/Released)
NORFOLK (July 22, 2017) Sailors talk before the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna-Liesa Hussey/Released)

 

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