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Your Navy Operation Forward – Coral Sea, Baltic 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.

KIEL, Germany: Line handlers secure a mooring line from the Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to a bollard on the pier of Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen upon completion of the at-sea phase of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jack D. Aistrup/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 transports cargo from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Shelbey Hochsmith, from Federalsburg, Maryland, signals all-clear to launch an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)
CORAL SEA: A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits toward the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) before a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors observe an MV-22B Osprey take off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dan Snow/Released)
BALTIC SEA: The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) is underway in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Steven Edgar/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Ma Aung, from Yangon, Myanmar, signals to pilots of an UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) as it takes off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released)
CORAL SEA: Personnel Specialist Seaman Dedrick Johnson, left, from Vidalia, Georgia, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jacob Meadows, center, from Lake Elsinore, California, and Machinist Mate 3rd Class Tyler Martin, from Perrin, Texas, run past the foul line as a SA-330J Puma picks up pallets from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Capt. Putnam Browne, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), observes as the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sails alongside Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Normandy, Stockholm, 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.

USS Theodore Roosevelt Participates in Exercise Northern Edge 2019

GULF OF ALASKA (May 20, 2019) Sailors launch and recover various aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during Exercise Northern Edge 2019. Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crisis in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Richardson/Released)

GULF OF ALASKA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Gulf of Alaska after participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Louie Beasley, Jr., from Oklahoma City, signals to the pilot of an SA-330 Puma helicopter to take off from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a personnel transfer prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler from the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff returns to Yokosuka after visiting 11 ports and strengthening partnerships in nine Indo-Pacific nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Chase/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system from the ship’s fantail during a Killer Tomato live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 flies above the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)
SINGAPORE: The Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) pulls into the Sembawang Wharves in Singapore following its last Pacific Partnership mission stop in Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Veloicaza/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Dylan Robinson fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An SA 330 Puma helicopter assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a replenishment-at-sea. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A Tomahawk land attack missile is launched aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) during a live-fire demonstration as part of Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Sailors assigned to assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 take in a fuel line during a replenishment-at-sea training exercise with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Isaiah Lige, left, and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Malachi Barnes direct the davit operator to lower a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departs Stockholm, Sweden after completing a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
NORMANDY, France: Sailors man the rails of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Barnes/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tristan Kyle Labuguen/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Guam, Japan, Portugal

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

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

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Your Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean 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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye launches off the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyleigh Williams/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) pose for a command photo during the ship’s port visit to Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 5, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
MANAMA, Bahrain: Salvage operations specialists from Naval Sea Systems Command deploy a Class-V ocean skimmer onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain during an emergency spill response demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), front, is underway alongside the French navy frigate FS Courbet (F712) and a French AS-565 Panther helicopter during a three-week integration of Courbet with Task Force 55. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Naval Station Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, Nov. 8, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An AH–1Z Viper helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), flies above the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in the Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), left, and the U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326) transit the Arabian Gulf during exercise Eastern Sailor 19. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to come alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly overhead in formation during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to bring on fuel. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of the U.S. Southern Command Enduring Promise initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin T. Liston/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Brandon Taylor, left, fires a .50-caliber machine gun under the instruction of Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Griffin Vancil during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SAIPAN: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) heads to Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) cruises in formation with other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy M. Black/Released)

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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, 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 – Algeria, Japan, Spain

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.

RED SEA NAVAL BASE, Egypt: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edward Tripp, right, watches as a rigid-hull inflatable boat pulls alongside the Egyptian navy mine hunting ship E.N.S. El-Sedeeq (521) during Eagle Response 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chloe Morgan/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires a training chaff round from its Mark 36 Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures Chaff launcher. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, SPAIN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is moored at Naval Station Rota, Spain, prior to beginning its fifth forward-deployed patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: An Aerosonde Mark 4.7 takes off from the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
ALGIERS, Algeria: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrives in Algiers, Algeria, for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise as part of Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Seaman Quaron Brown throws a heaving line to a tugboat as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ALGIERS, Algeria: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is moored in Algiers, Algeria, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: A reconnaissance Marine assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon uses an exothermic torch to cut through a steel obstacle during a combined sea and airborne visit, board, search and seizure exercise as part of Realistic Urban Training Exercise, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
RED SEA: U.S. Navy Sailors display removed chocks and chains for an Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) helicopter to lift off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: A Phalanx close-in weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard 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)
UNITED STATES NAVAL MAGAZINE, Guam: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, place concrete as part of a future vehicle storage building.  (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Rixon Fletcher/Released)
RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) surveys as U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) sailors conduct an ENF-U.S. integrated-team VBSS evolution with an ENF supply ship as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/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!

Lt. Tyler Davies, Lead Solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, prepares the cockpit of an F/A-18 Hornet prior to a practice demonstration before the Pensacola Beach Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Cmdr. Pat Eliason, right, executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), stands watch with Lt. Dan Stayton, middle, and Ensign Ryan Slaughter as the ship conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz alongside the roll-on/roll-off and container ship MV Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Daphne White/Released)
Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from the Hampton Roads area receive a historical presentation at Nauticus in conjunction with the CPO Heritage Days event. (U.S. Navy photo by Diana Gordon/Released)
Midshipman Claire Podiak, from Portage, Mich., left, and Midshipman Cody Bernier, from Lafayette, Ind., man a hose during a damage control exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
Navy Diver 1st Class Tim Huskey, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, prepares to dive on the wreck of the World War I ship USS San Diego (ACR 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)
Operations Specialist 1st Class Trillion Ray, from Nashville, Tenn., listens for information from the bridge as the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) conducts a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Lizeth Perez, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, signals during morning turns before a practice demonstration for the Pensacola Beach Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Xavier Hall, from Belleville, Ill., stands watch in the combat direction center of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyra M. Watson/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Ruben Venegas, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), demonstrates features of the Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training Systems (C-ARTS) simulator at the Cape Henry Associates corporate office. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alan Lewis/Released)
Chief Fire Controlman Robert J. Miller reenlists aboard the USS Wisconsin (BB 64), a retired Iowa-class battleship that is berthed permanently as a museum ship next to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

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