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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)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

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

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Your Navy Operating Forward – North Sea, East China 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.

NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
NORTH SEA: Sailors transport an E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, 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)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its Phalanx close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) docks in Faxa Bay, Reykjavik, Iceland, with U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
SAFAGA, Egypt: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) performs a gunnery exercise with the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors refuel an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “€œDeath Howlers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Detachment 2, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) operates in the Gulf of Aden at night. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NORTH SEA: The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) transits the North Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador: The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is stationed off the coast of Ecuador for 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)
EAST CHINA SEA: Pallets of food and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) approach the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a connected replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jacob Ferrantino performs conducts a dry fire of a surface-vessel torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/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!

Logistics Specialist Seaman Jessica Garcia uses a sound powered telephone on the starboard side bridge wing aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) as the ship departs Subic Bay to conduct amphibious operations for KAMANDAG 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, right, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, is aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano/Released)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith poses for a photo with recruits following a capping ceremony inside USS Trayer (BST 21) at Recruit Training Command (RTC). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Spencer Fling/Released)
Musicians assigned to Navy Band Southwest’s rock band, The Destroyers, perform live on the morning broadcast at KTVU FOX 2 News during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Travis S. Alston/Released)
Seaman Jason Heder Petitfrere, from Carrefour, Haiti, assigned to USS Constitution, leads in retiring the colors at the Maryland Fleet Week and Airshow welcoming ceremony. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore is Baltimore’s celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Baltimore to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman, as well as see firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Olivia Manley/Released)
Lt. j.g. Jose Fernandez, auxiliaries officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), ignites the No. 2 boiler in the ship’s forward main machinery room during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Charest/Released)
Lt. j.g. Taylor Gilliam relays communications aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lethall (T-AO-189). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Cory Smith, right, inspects Aviation Boatswain’s (Mate Handling) 3rd Class Sierra Stammen’s uniform during a service dress blue uniform inspection onboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew C. Duncker/Released)
Quartermaster 2nd Class Sean Emenike measures distance with a stadimeter during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
Sailors attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 remove an intake on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay 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)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Nic Gorsuch, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, participates in a supervisor certification dive with Mark 16 Mod 1 closed-circuit mixed-gas underwater breathing apparatus. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)
Gunner’s Mate Seaman Mason Mendiola tracks a small boat with a remote operating console for the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system during a general quarters exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christian Prior signals aircraft on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Oct. 4, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Travis Baley/Released)

 

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Romania, Jordan, Ukraine

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 Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Akiyah Jordan, from Pensacola, Fla., directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sail in formation in the Black Sea during exercise Sea Breeze 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) conducts an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A MK38 machine gun systems fires during a live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: Seaman Emily Haley stands starboard bridge wing watch aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) as the ship transits the Danish Straits. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
ODESSA, Ukraine: Royal Canadian Navy sailors assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic demonstrate how to recover a diver during diver emergency evacuation training for exercise Sea Breeze 2018 in Odessa, Ukraine. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen Maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Riley/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Parker Thompson fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a “killer tomato” inflatable target from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Michael Allred/Released)
DEVESELU, Romania: Naval support Facility Deveselu Sailors in joint collaboration with Romanian 99th Military Base service members conduct SHIELDEX 18 on base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr/Released)
AQABA, Jordan: Landing craft, air cushions, attached to Assault Craft Unit 4, approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during amphibious training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Chesney, from Allen, Texas, right, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Kendrick Baquero, from New York, clear the area as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to take cargo from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward –

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.

BALTIC SEA: The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participates in a multinational ship formation during the celebration of the Polish navy’s 100th birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) stand by to receive supplies during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sgt. Andrew Mocarski, a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) looks out of a CH-53E Super Stallion before landing aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: USS Mustin (DDG 89) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sonja Wickard/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) executes tactical maneuvers at sea with the Qatari Emiri navy ship Damsah (Q01) during a bilateral passing exercise. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Bosphorus Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate)

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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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Your Navy Operating Forward –

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: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 28 transports pallets from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel C. Coxwest/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for Shimoda, Japan, for the annual Black Ship Festival celebrating the historic arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye early warning and attack aircraft assigned to the “Sea Hawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
SATTAHIP, Thailand: The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Sattahip, Thailand, during Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile-destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Ryo Isobe/ Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), ride in a rigid-hull inflatable boat next to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during helocast training in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jered T. Stone/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 takes off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sara Eshleman/Released)
CORFU, Greece: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) arrives in Corfu, Greece. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), jump from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during helocast training in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jered T. Stone/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Beaufort Sea, Mediterranean 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. Navy, JMSDF Concludes MultiSail: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the azuki-class JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) in a formation for the completion of MultiSail. The bilateral training exercise improves interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. Participants benefit from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)

ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, flies over Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)
TEL AVIV, Israel:  A landing craft, air cushion from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) comes ashore near Palmachim Beach, Israel, during exercise Juniper Cobra (JC) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Arctic Circle in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  A UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroto Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced) takes off from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  A Standard Missile (SM-2) is launched from the aft missile deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as part of a missile training exercise (MISSILEX) during Multisail 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
MUSCAT, Oman: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) departs Muscat, Oman, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN:  Seaman Alexis Vazquez, from Cleveland, Ohio, signals an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to Combat Assault Battalion, AAV Company, to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during an AAV operation.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) during MultiSail 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa:  The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility following a scheduled port visit. Bonhomme Richard is 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 photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA:  The Royal Navy hunter killer submarine HMS Trenchant (S 91) surfaces in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: MK-38 (Mod 2) 25 mm machine gun system aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fired as part of a gun exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)

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