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Your Navy Operating Forward – South China Sea, North Channel, Sea of Hebrides

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.

USS Florida (SSGN 728) mooring pierside at Souda Bay, Greece

Time Lapse video of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) mooring pierside at Marathi NATO Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, March 14, 2019. Ohio-class guided-missile submarines (SSGN) provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform. Armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, SSGNs are capable of directly supporting Combatant Commander’s strike and Special Operation Forces (SOF) requirements.

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) approaches Souda Bay, Greece, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Joel Diller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) for recovery while transiting the Strait of Hormuz in formation with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), middle, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), March 23, 2019. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is moored at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, April 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), center, maneuvers alongside the Philippine navy landing platform dock ship BRP Tarlac (LD 601) and offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS 16) in support of Exercise Balikatan 2019 in the South China Sea, April 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
NORTH CHANNEL: A close-in weapon system is fired aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in support of Joint Warrior 19-1 in the North Channel, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Onyx Ashe directs a UH-60M Black Hawk assigned to the Kansas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, aboard the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Ordnanceman William Buckner/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) makes its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
MANAMA, Bahrain: Seaman Lacey Walker shifts colors as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives in Manama, Bahrain, March 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors practice attaching pallets to a UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 264 (Reinforced) aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An aircraft launches from the flight deck of the Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while conducting flight operations in the Arabian Gulf. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
NORTH CHANNEL: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) use a rigid-hull inflatable boat to do a passenger transfer with the Royal Netherlands Navy Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828) in the North Channel during Joint Warrior 19-1, April 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Soldiers assigned to the Kansas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, perform deck landing qualifications aboard the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Ordnanceman William Buckner/Released)
SEA OF HEBRIDES: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) fires a training chaff round during an air defense exercise while participating in Joint Warrior 19-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Australia, Spain, Brazil

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 ADEN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) hovers over a merchant ship during a medical evacuation training drill in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Cervantes/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires a Mark-38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea, Feb. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines HMAS Collins(573), HMAS Farncomb (514), HMAS Dechaineux (576) and HMAS Sheean (577) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (Courtesy photo by CPOIS Damian Pawlenko/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 21, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
JAVA SEA: The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
AMAZON RIVER, Brazil: U.S. Navy physicians discuss aeronautical medical evacuation procedures on the flight deck of the Brazilian navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) following a medical clinic mission stop in Prainha, Brazil, Feb. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) send a fuel sample to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) before a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) prepare to connect fuel hoses during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler ship USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise, Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors prepare to secure a load aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines HMAS Collins (S73), HMAS Farncomb (S74), HMAS Dechaineux (S76) and HMAS Sheean (S77) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the RAN by LSIS Richard Cordell/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Ball sits in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approaching the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette El Suez (F946) during a passing exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the Gulf of Oman, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
STIRLING, Australia: The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives at the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling for a scheduled port visit. Santa Fe is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance alliances and promote peace and stability in the region (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni/Released)
ROTA, SPAIN: Sailors use needle guns to remove rust from the anchor chain of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Indian Ocean, Strait of Hormuz, 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.

INDIAN OCEAN: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), bottom, transits the Bay of Bengal alongside the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) while conducting a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
AKSAZ, Turkey: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives in Aksaz, Turkey, Jan 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits behind the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), left, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 300), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) conduct maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 16, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
ROTA, SPAIN: Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, embarked on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), offload vehicles from a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) in Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), left, and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), back, conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
INDIAN OCEAN: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) to test their ability to communicate and improve on maritime capabilities between partners, Dec. 26, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Mealy/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 missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Cmdr. John Moree, from Mobile, Ala., inspects a lump in a patient’s mouth at a land-based medical site. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Fighting Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, remove ordnance from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
Quartermaster Seaman Anthony Alvarez stands the starboard-side lookout watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith speaks to Sailors during an all-hands call at U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet headquarters at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
Sailors heave in line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Ensign Erin Mannix, from Waynesville, Ohio, checks bearings using an alidade on the bridge of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Leitner/Released)
Musician 1st Class Andy Skaggs, center, plays trombone with the U.S. Navy Band jazz ensemble, Commodores, during their final concert at Key West High School. Skaggs, from Ashland, Kentucky, is a member of the U.S. Navy Concert Band who volunteered to join the Commodores on their 2018 National Tour during a period of vacancy. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Sarah Blecker/Released)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, second from right, speaks with Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
Seaman Troy Crawford stands watch on the bridge wing of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), while underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lasheba James/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Sasha Wagner, from Chicago, uses a voltmeter to ensure power has been secured to solenoids in an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) station before performing maintenance aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) read to students at Sewell’s Point Elementary School. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst/ Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Kierra Reames mans a sound-powered phone for elevator operation in primary flight control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado/Released)
Lt. Daniel Naranjo, a nurse practitioner from Miami, is interviewed by local media at a land-based medical site in Turbo, Colombia. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Cody Soto, from Goliad, Texas, fires a shot line with an M14 rifle from the boat deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) to the dry-cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Alma Gallegos, left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Kjae Robinson assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), operate Mark 38 weapons systems during the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass CommSailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.unication Specialist 2nd Class Richard Miller/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Guam, Japan, Portugal

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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Ships attached to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) crew, family, friends and honored guests attend the ship’s change of command ceremony onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Marvin Thompson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Bruni, from Kingston, Mass., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a vertical replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Re
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ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) flies the battle ensign and the flag of France during a three week integration of the French navy La Fayette-class frigate FS Courbet (F 712) with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Alvis Fredereck, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, uses a front-end loader with a sweeper attachment to dump displaced sand that he swept up from a path that was rendered unusable onboard White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, as a result of a recent typhoon that impacted the island. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Lopez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Ships attached to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
TURBO, Colombia: The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchors off the coast of Colombia on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors prepare an F/A-18 Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, for take-off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during dual carrier operations with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason N. Tarleton/Released)
GUAM: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jose Garcia signals Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634 to approach the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) with heavy equipment to transfer to the island of Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Philippine Sea. John C. Stennis is underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a dual carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), right, steams alongside the French navy La Fayette-class frigate FS Courbet (F 712) during a 3-week integration of the Courbet with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Speciliast Matt Bodenner/Released)
LISBON, Portugal: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman prepares to get underway following a scheduled port visit in Lisbon, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Victoria Sutton/Released)

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