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Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Tadjoura, Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Aden

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
RED SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Leonard, left, guides Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Javarone away from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Calan Derue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Alpha Company, operates an excavator to place underlayer stone along the shoreline onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A visit, board, search and seizure team, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), inspects a dhow as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
VALPARAISO, Chile: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is moored in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA: Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to base after completing an anti-terrorism force protection escort mission near Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Courtney Dabronzo/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers cargo to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) 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 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
PANAMA CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) passes underneath Centennial Bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
BAB AL-MANDEB: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007), right, is escorted by the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), left, and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Tadjoura, Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Aden

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
RED SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Leonard, left, guides Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Javarone away from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Calan Derue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Alpha Company, operates an excavator to place underlayer stone along the shoreline onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A visit, board, search and seizure team, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), inspects a dhow as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
VALPARAISO, Chile: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is moored in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA: Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to base after completing an anti-terrorism force protection escort mission near Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Courtney Dabronzo/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers cargo to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) 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 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
PANAMA CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) passes underneath Centennial Bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
BAB AL-MANDEB: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007), right, is escorted by the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), left, and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Genkai Sea, Norwegian Sea, Philippine 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.

NORWEGIAN SEA: Landing craft air cushion 84, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 and attached to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), transits the Norwegian Sea, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lydon Schwartz/Released)
GENKAI SEA: Sailors prepare to lower a float during a mine sweeping training evolution aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 5, fast rope from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12, aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano/Released)
HELL, Norway: An M1A1 Abrams traverses a medium girder bridge assembled by Seabees from Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 1 and Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion in Hell, Norway, during exercise Trident Juncture 2018, Oct. 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeffrey J. Pierce/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 approaches for a landing aboard the command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Oct. 27, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: A Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine participates in Exercise Keen Sword with Submarine Group 7 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Sailors and staff. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Electronics Technician (Radioman) Robert Gulini/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) fires its MK 45 5-inch gun as part of a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors perform preflight checks on an E/A-18G Growler on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nayyaamunhotep Stubbs signals landing craft utility 1633 to approach the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to receive equipment for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
ALVUND, Norway: Marines and Sailors offload light armored vehicles, attached to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from a landing craft air cushion in Alvund, Norway, during an amphibious landing in support of exercise Trident Juncture 2018, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Margaret Gale/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its M45 5-inch gun as part of a live-fire exercise, Nov. 2, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the Alvund Fjord, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red 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.

KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania (June 3, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participate in a mass casualty drill on the flight deck. Sailors handle lines on the foc’s’le as the ship arrives in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Oak Hill – homeported in Virginia Beach – is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell)

BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-1F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches off of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), front, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Members of the Office of Naval Research launch the REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle for mine search and identification operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
RED SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Egyptian navy’s guided-missile frigate El Suez (FFG 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Thompson/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Alexander Dooley, from Bradenton, Fla., observes an EA-18G Growler assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 141 as it lands on the flight deck during carrier qualifications with the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyra Watson/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released by FLEACT Yokosuka Public Affairs Office)
BALTIC SEA: A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a pre-action aim calibration fire event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Louis Calderon wipes down the window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA: An AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) enters the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Jebel Ali, Yokosuka, East China 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.

ARABIAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) retrieve a torpedo from the water during anti-submarine warfare exercises. Mason, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)

ARABIAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) retrieve a torpedo from the water during anti-submarine warfare exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)

JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates: The Los Angeles-class Fast-Attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) is escorted to pull alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), while pulling into port. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alana Langdon/Released)

JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates: The Los Angeles-class Fast-Attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) is escorted to pull alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), while pulling into port. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alana Langdon/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman, director for logistics at U.S. Central Command, departs one of Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 4's 34-foot patrol boat after a tour of its capabilities in U.S. 5th Fleet. The coastal riverine force is a core Navy capability that provides port and harbor security, high value asset protection, and maritime security operations in coastal and inland waterways. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey)

ARABIAN GULF: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman, director for logistics at U.S. Central Command, departs one of Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 4’s 34-foot patrol boat after a tour of its capabilities in U.S. 5th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey)

GULF OF OMAN: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Eric Khabbaz,  from Orange, Calif., signals the movement of palettes from the midships of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) to the auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)

GULF OF OMAN: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Eric Khabbaz, from Orange, Calif., signals the movement of palettes from the midships of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) to the auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors stack equipment and personal gear on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jamaal Liddell/Released)

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors stack equipment and personal gear on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jamaal Liddell/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors conduct flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams)

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors conduct flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams)

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class (AW/SW) Sarah Atiyyat, from Edison, New Jersey, gives the signal to the elevator operator to lower elevator one in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jamaal Liddell/Released)

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class (AW/SW) Sarah Atiyyat, from Edison, New Jersey, gives the signal to the elevator operator to lower elevator one in the hangar bay of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jamaal Liddell/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)

EAST CHINA SEA: Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the waters during her fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

EAST CHINA SEA: Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the waters during her fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Capt. Paul “Speedy” Spedero Jr., commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), and Lt. William Fletcher, pilot an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 as it taxis across the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)

ARABIAN GULF: Capt. Paul “Speedy” Spedero Jr., commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), and Lt. William Fletcher, pilot an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 as it taxis across the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter picks up pallets from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter picks up pallets from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to increase awareness for suicide prevention. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins)

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to increase awareness for suicide prevention. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Yokosuka, Naples, Algeciras

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.

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines: Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Legazpi, Philippines, during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines: Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Legazpi, Philippines, during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 prepares to take off on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 prepares to take off on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

DILI, Timor Leste: Utilitiesman Constructionman (SCW) Christopher Parrilla from Seattle, Washington, ground guides Equipment Operator 2nd Class Amber Floyd from Phoenix, Arizona, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, as she operates a skid steer to grade the courtyard at the Aimutin Primary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician Constructionman George Oliver/Released)

DILI, Timor Leste: Utilitiesman Constructionman (SCW) Christopher Parrilla from Seattle, Washington, ground guides Equipment Operator 2nd Class Amber Floyd from Phoenix, Arizona, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, as she operates a skid steer to grade the courtyard at the Aimutin Primary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Electrician Constructionman George Oliver/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) gets underway after a port visit at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) gets underway after a port visit at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the “Shadowhawks” of Early Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan McFarlane/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the “Shadowhawks” of Early Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan McFarlane/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Joseph Cowan launches a RQ-20A Puma AE (All Environment) unmanned aircraft system from aboard USS Stout (DDG 55) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Joseph Cowan launches a RQ-20A Puma AE (All Environment) unmanned aircraft system from aboard USS Stout (DDG 55) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)

The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) performs a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

Mediterranean Sea: The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) performs a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

ALGECIRAS, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) departs Algeciras, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

ALGECIRAS, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) departs Algeciras, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

NAPLES, Italy: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) transits off the coast of Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Gendron/Released)

NAPLES, Italy: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) transits off the coast of Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Gendron/Released)

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