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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 – United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Phillipines

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: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greenville (SSN 772) crosses the bow of the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) before mooring alongside the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Willoughby/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, right, from Honeapath, South Carolina, supports Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Bruni, from Kingston, Massachusetts, as he connects cargo to an SA-330 Puma helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a vertical replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Military Sealift Command civil service mariners Nelson Cherton, left, and Chris Mcardle prepare for flight operations on the flight deck of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Two SA-330 Puma helicopters transport supplies between the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Mark 18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle with Atlas configuration is launched aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 19-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)
FUNCHAL, Portugal: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Corey Fox stands watch as the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departs Funchal, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Arabian Sea: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sail in formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Erick Smith, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of 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/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 takes off from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
SUEZ CANAL: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) approaches the Peace Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 prepares to launch off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Moore/Released)
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced) from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 performs a vertical replenishment on the fo’c’sle aboard the guided-missile criser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward -Sri Lanka, Japan, Suez Canal

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.

EAST CHINA SEA: Airman Francis Mateodiaz, from Coamo, Puerto Rico, signals a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) for landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) prepares to sail under the International Peace Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the “Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 is fully loaded with 10 GBU-32 1,000 pound bombs aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 conducts a high-speed flyby during an air-power demonstration in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Sailors prepare to launch Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, from the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Seaman Daniel Keaton, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), paints the hull of the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Semales/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A rigid-hull inflatable boat approaches the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brent Pyfrom/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN: F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), front, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), right, USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)

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