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Your Navy Operating Forward – North Sea, Philippine Sea, Arabian 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.

NORTH SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 prepares to receive cargo from the aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while participating in a vertical replenishment during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Molly DiServio/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Teshaun Troyquash signals to a SA-330 Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) as it drops off supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PORT OF SUVA, Fiji: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) pulls into the Port of Suva, Fiji, during a port visit, Oct. 14, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Derrek Koch/Released)
WATERS OFF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) render honors during a pass in review as part of the Republic of Korea navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia Patten/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1633 approaches the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as part of a training exercise for KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Shelby Hochmuth signals for the launch of an E-2D Hawkeye assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), delivers a pallet of supplies to the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Navy’s foward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Funk/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors assigned to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) are lowered in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to participate in small boat operations during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) are underway alongside each other during a cooperative deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Iceland, England, Singapore

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.

NORTH SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Brian Turner signals an EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, ready for launch aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)
PORTSMOUTH, England: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) drops anchor off the coast of Portsmouth, England, Oct. 6, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. Currently operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lyndsi
Gutierrez/Released)
NORTH SEA: A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adelola Tinubu/Released)
DJIBOUTI: Intelligence Specialist 1st Class William Woodley, assigned to Task Group 68.6 (TG-68.6), stands watch on a SeaArk patrol boat upon completion of a mission with the the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (TAK-E 3), Sept. 18, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 2nd Class Ashley Taylor/Released)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) pulls into Reykjavik, Iceland. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) are underway alongside each other during a cooperative deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Gunner’s Mate Seaman Ian Shugars shoots line from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition fleet replenishment oiler USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 6, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors attach empty pallets to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 during a vertical replenishment-at-sea on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia Patten/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing craft utility 1633 departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during exercise KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrives at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a port visit. Wasp, the flagship for the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capabilities with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Clyde Shavers/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), right, approaches the Lewis and Clark-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 6, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey/ Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Philippine 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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mates (Equipment) 3rd Class Jordan Barrett, left, from South Bend, Indiana, and Hailey Barela, from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, clear the launching area as an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) while participating in visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training during Exercise Bright Star 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Landing craft air cushion 82, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, exits the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) while participating in Theatre Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steams in formation with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun as part of a live-fire demonstration for visiting Brig. Gen. Matthew Trollinger, commander of Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during a shipboard visit to discuss Navy and Marine Corps interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Matt Bodenner/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Philippine Sea during Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia Patten/Released)
GUAM: Sailors attached to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 fast-rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 to the flight deck of the aviation logistics support container ship SS Curtiss (T-AVB 4) during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise off the coast of Guam, Sept. 18, 2018, as part of Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Douglas Bonnett fires an air slug from a torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), Sept. 19, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A MK-60 Griffin surface-to-surface missile is launched from coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt (PC 12). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Araseli Morales directs an F-35B Lightning II, attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54), front, and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) are underway during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Danish Straits, Baltic Sea, Norwegian 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.

USS Iwo Jima Replenishment-At-Sea Evolutions

Lt. Dave Dyal, the material and transportations officer assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), discusses the replenishment-at-sea evolutions aboard the ship. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) conduct an in-flight refueling with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron M. Stoner/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Carlos Baron directs Landing Craft Utility 1656, attached to Beachmaster Unit 2, in 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)
ADRIATIC SEA: An MK45 5-inch-gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) steams alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila Peters)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 13, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
HAIFA, Israel: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrives in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
BALTIC SEA: A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 performs a shallow water mine countermeasure search in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transits the Danish Straits, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: F/A-18 Super Hornets perform a fly-by during a change of command ceremony for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/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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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!

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2018) Sailors, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), package relief supplies during a community relations project to support evacuees of the recent Mayon Volcano eruption. Bonhomme Richard is in Manila to strengthen relations with Philippine partners while operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) mans the sail after the boat surfaces through the ice cover March 10, 2018 in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. ICEX 2018 is a five-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/Released)
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jessica Baldwin rings bells to mark the time aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Hogan/Released)
Fire Controlman 2nd Class Vincent Scudieri, left, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Arthur Chu man the remote operator console on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) during a general quarters drill, March 9, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kallysta Castillo)
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Martin Clark, command training team lead assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 11, High Value Unit (HVU) Pacific Northwest, and Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kalis Fells, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1’s Training and Evaluation Unit, review the drill guide during navigational check rides during a mid-cycle inspection. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain’s Mate Nelson Doromal/Released)
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Elijah Smith, from Austin, Texas, brazes a pipe for training on the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during MultiSail 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Sean Aldan, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), attaches cargo cables to ordnance on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vance Hand/Released)
Musician 1st Class Jonathan Yanik performs during a U.S. Navy Band concert at the University of Missouri St. Louis in St. Louis. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released)
Seaman Andrew Kiley takes navigation readings aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as the ship transits the Strait of Gibraltar, Feb. 28, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Holmes/Released)
Vietnamese chefs teach Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) how to prepare local dishes during a community service event in Da Nang, Vietnam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tom Tonthat/Released)
Ensign Nancy Smith, from Asheville, North Carolina, uses the bridge-to-bridge radio aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) to speak with a marine patrol craft during Multisail 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Hong Kong, Apra Harbor, Subic Bay

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: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches from the flight deck of the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
SUBIC BAY, Philippines: Landing Craft, Utility 1631, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during an equipment offload for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during Philippine Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
SUBIC BAY, Philippines: Landing Craft, Utility 1631, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during an equipment offload. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile (EODMU) 1 and Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) use Mark VI Patrol Boats to conduct expeditionary mine counter measures in Santa Rita, Guam. EODMU1 and CRS-2 are assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75, the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Petty Officer1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile (EODMU) 1 and Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) use Mark VI Patrol Boats to conduct expeditionary mine counter measures in Santa Rita, Guam. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Petty Officer1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck of the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the “Shadowhawks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
HONG KONG: Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome Dunkley stands by as guests look at a static display of CH-53E Super Stallions during a friendship reception on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
HONG KONG: Petty Officer 1st Class Jerome Dunkley stands by as guests look at a static display of CH-53E Super Stallions during a friendship reception on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Forty-Eight (HSM) 48 conduct search and rescue training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and a MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Forty-Eight (HSM) 48 conduct search and rescue training evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jenkins)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) patrols the Philippine Sea after departing Guam following a scheduled five-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) patrols the Philippine Sea after departing Guam following a scheduled five-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
HONG KONG:The amphibious dock landing ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is anchored off in the harbor of Hong Kong as part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
HONG KONG: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is anchored off in the harbor of Hong Kong as part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), right, the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), right, the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
APRA HARBOR, Guam: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) departs Naval Base Guam after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officert 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
APRA HARBOR, Guam: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) departs Naval Base Guam after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), left, and the Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), left, and the Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David Coburn stands by as Landing Craft, Utility 1634, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Philippine Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David Coburn stands by as Landing Craft, Utility 1634, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Philippine Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) patrols the Philippine Sea after departing Guam following a scheduled five-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) patrols the Philippine Sea after departing Guam following a scheduled five-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)

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