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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, North 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.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, right, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA 14 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) breaks away from the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) following a replenishment-at-sea, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) lower a mine neutralization vehicle to search and disarm training mines as the ship conducts a mine hunting exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
APRA HARBOR, Guam: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) prepares to moor next to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) during an exercise in Apra Harbor, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordyn Diomede/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hovers, waiting to drop crates from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are underway in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Suez Canal, March 8, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINES: Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepare a P-8A aircraft for a flight, Feb. 1, 2019. (US Navy photo taken by Lt. Cmdr Alan Johnson/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Tyler Ocana observes as fuel is received aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the guided-missile frigate ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442), March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off for a Cope North 2019 (CN19) group photo, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire training exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, North 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.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, right, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA 14 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) breaks away from the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) following a replenishment-at-sea, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) lower a mine neutralization vehicle to search and disarm training mines as the ship conducts a mine hunting exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
APRA HARBOR, Guam: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) prepares to moor next to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) during an exercise in Apra Harbor, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordyn Diomede/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hovers, waiting to drop crates from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are underway in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Suez Canal, March 8, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINES: Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepare a P-8A aircraft for a flight, Feb. 1, 2019. (US Navy photo taken by Lt. Cmdr Alan Johnson/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Tyler Ocana observes as fuel is received aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the guided-missile frigate ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442), March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off for a Cope North 2019 (CN19) group photo, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire training exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Thailand, Japan, North 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.

SASEBO, Japan: Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, conducts a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
NORTH SEA: Sailors assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) prepare to conduct a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drill from a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB). Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is in Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sail in front of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
DARDANELLES STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles Strait, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A French army SA-330B Puma helicopter prepares to land aboard the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a deck landing qualification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Vincent Carter/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, 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)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) fires a close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise aboard Fort McHenry. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Feb. 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Sailors aboard Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, perform a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand: U.S. service members disembark the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for a liberty call at Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nunez/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) make final preparations before launching two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters while transiting the Strait of Hormuz, Feb. 15, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Malaysia, Korea, 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.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)
POHANG, Republic of Korea: Sailors attached to Amphibious Battalion Construction 1 transfer cargo aboard an Improved Navy Lighterage causeway ferry to the Army Trident pier during Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017 (OPRex17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Chan /Released)
POHANG, Republic of Korea: Sailors attached to Amphibious Battalion Construction 1 transfer cargo aboard an Improved Navy Lighterage causeway ferry to the Army Trident pier during Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017 (OPRex17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Chan /Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors prepare to attach chocks and chains to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 4 during flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors prepare to attach chocks and chains to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 4 during flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors man a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors man a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 picks up retrograde pallets from the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to return to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11). Communication Specialist 1st Class Darren M. Moore)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 picks up retrograde pallets from the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to return to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11). Communication Specialist 1st Class Darren M. Moore)
KUCHING, Malaysia: Pharmacy technician Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shannen Cobb works with Malaysian army pharmacy personnel during a community health engagement at Suba Buan Bau for Pacific Partnership 2017 Malaysia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Troy Milburn/Released)
KUCHING, Malaysia: Pharmacy technician Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Shannen Cobb works with Malaysian army pharmacy personnel during a community health engagement at Suba Buan Bau for Pacific Partnership 2017 Malaysia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Troy Milburn/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 “Guantlets” takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Andrew DeGarmo/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 “Guantlets” takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck.
(U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Andrew DeGarmo/Released)
GULF OF ADEN:  Amphibious dock landing ship, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50),  fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196),  amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), and dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) sail together while executing a replenishment-at-sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Kyle Hecht/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Amphibious dock landing ship, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196), amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), and dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) sail together while executing a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Kyle Hecht/Released)

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