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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 – Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Strait of Gibraltar

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 Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2019) Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) during a missile exercise. Montgomery is underway in the Eastern Pacific conducting routine training. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall/released) 190423 N IA905 1001

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: Sailors conduct a foreign object debris walk down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye from the “Bluetails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) man the rails as Stockdale pulls into Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, April 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Stephen Plummer, from Lansdale, Pa., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 to lift off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Haylee Brown 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)
IONIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 makes an arrested landing 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 Garrett LaBarge/Released)
NAVAL BASE GUAM: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, jump out of a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, during a Cast and Recovery portion of the Naval Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST) course. (U.S Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Monica Wahls)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft, air cushion approaches the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: A P-8 Poseidon flies alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MARSEILLE, France: Sailors tow an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling out of Marseille, France, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ikenna Tanaka/Released)
JAKARTA, Indonesia: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Angeles A. Miron/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, May 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Krystina Coffey/Released)
IONIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) is anchored in Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sends stores to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the South China Sea. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Jimmy Ong/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Red Sea, Baltic 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 Conducts Ready for Operations Exercise in the Arabian Gulf

ARABIAN GULF (March 31, 2019) The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), USS Whirlwind (PC 11), and USS Chinook (PC 9) and the patrol boat USCGC Aquidneck (WPB 1309) participate in a Ready for Operations exercise in the Arabian gulf. The Thunderbolt, Whirlwind, Chinook and Aquidneck are forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Dakota Young/Released) 190331 A WO440 1004

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 22, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Military public affairs and civilian news agencies dismount an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Artemis Trident 19. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sidney Weston/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system, April 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
RED SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Settle, from Columbus, Indiana, directs an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 toward a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Abraham Lincoln and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groups conduct carrier strike force operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class George Guzman, from Frankston, Texas, offloads chaff rounds aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
BALTIC SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) during routine flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN 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)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) transit in formation during a cooperative deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Suez Canal, April 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 lower a stretcher from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during search and rescue training on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) transit in formation during a cooperative deployment. Preble and Melbourne are participating in a cooperative deployment in order to improve on maritime capabilities between partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
MEDITERANIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea-Hawk helicopter from the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 carries supplies from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
RED SEA: An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 flies over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
HONG KONG: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives for a port visit in Hong Kong. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, is operating in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jim Ong/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – South China Sea, North Channel, Sea of Hebrides

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 Florida (SSGN 728) mooring pierside at Souda Bay, Greece

Time Lapse video of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) mooring pierside at Marathi NATO Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, March 14, 2019. Ohio-class guided-missile submarines (SSGN) provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform. Armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, SSGNs are capable of directly supporting Combatant Commander’s strike and Special Operation Forces (SOF) requirements.

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) approaches Souda Bay, Greece, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Joel Diller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) for recovery while transiting the Strait of Hormuz in formation with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), middle, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), March 23, 2019. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is moored at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, April 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Fraser/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133, taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), center, maneuvers alongside the Philippine navy landing platform dock ship BRP Tarlac (LD 601) and offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS 16) in support of Exercise Balikatan 2019 in the South China Sea, April 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
NORTH CHANNEL: A close-in weapon system is fired aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in support of Joint Warrior 19-1 in the North Channel, April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Onyx Ashe directs a UH-60M Black Hawk assigned to the Kansas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, aboard the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Ordnanceman William Buckner/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) makes its approach alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
MANAMA, Bahrain: Seaman Lacey Walker shifts colors as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrives in Manama, Bahrain, March 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors practice attaching pallets to a UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 264 (Reinforced) aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An aircraft launches from the flight deck of the Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while conducting flight operations in the Arabian Gulf. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
NORTH CHANNEL: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) use a rigid-hull inflatable boat to do a passenger transfer with the Royal Netherlands Navy Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828) in the North Channel during Joint Warrior 19-1, April 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Soldiers assigned to the Kansas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, perform deck landing qualifications aboard the expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Aviation Ordnanceman William Buckner/Released)
SEA OF HEBRIDES: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) fires a training chaff round during an air defense exercise while participating in Joint Warrior 19-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – English Channel, Suez Canal, Indian Ocean

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.

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Torpedo Exercise aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG62)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 12, 2019) A recoverable exercise torpedo is launched from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise in the Philippine Sea, March 17, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
ENGLISH CHANNEL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the English Channel, March 21, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Benjamin Whitney, from Syracuse, New York, lowers a litter during a Lucky Mariner 19 rescue training exercise with a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 3 jumps into the water from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 during anti-mine countermeasures training in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during amphibious training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits the Suez Canal, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: Sailors load cargo into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
PLYMOUTH, England: Sailors perform routine maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) transits the South China Sea with the Philippine navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) after completing a maritime cooperative activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Electronics Technician 1st Class Montreal J. Whitmore, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 embarked aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), communicates via radio aboard a landing craft, air cushion during an amphibious exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
ENGLISH CHANNEL: Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Litzenberger/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Sea, March 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – English Channel, Suez Canal, Indian Ocean

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Torpedo Exercise aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG62)

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 12, 2019) A recoverable exercise torpedo is launched from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise in the Philippine Sea, March 17, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
ENGLISH CHANNEL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the English Channel, March 21, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Benjamin Whitney, from Syracuse, New York, lowers a litter during a Lucky Mariner 19 rescue training exercise with a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 3 jumps into the water from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 during anti-mine countermeasures training in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during amphibious training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits the Suez Canal, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: Sailors load cargo into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
PLYMOUTH, England: Sailors perform routine maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) transits the South China Sea with the Philippine navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) after completing a maritime cooperative activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Electronics Technician 1st Class Montreal J. Whitmore, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 embarked aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), communicates via radio aboard a landing craft, air cushion during an amphibious exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
ENGLISH CHANNEL: Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Litzenberger/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Sea, March 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, North Sea, Philippine Sea

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

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

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, North Sea, Philippine Sea

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

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

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Australia, Spain, Brazil

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

GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) hovers over a merchant ship during a medical evacuation training drill in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Cervantes/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires a Mark-38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea, Feb. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines HMAS Collins(573), HMAS Farncomb (514), HMAS Dechaineux (576) and HMAS Sheean (577) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (Courtesy photo by CPOIS Damian Pawlenko/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 21, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
JAVA SEA: The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
AMAZON RIVER, Brazil: U.S. Navy physicians discuss aeronautical medical evacuation procedures on the flight deck of the Brazilian navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) following a medical clinic mission stop in Prainha, Brazil, Feb. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) send a fuel sample to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) before a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) prepare to connect fuel hoses during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler ship USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise, Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors prepare to secure a load aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines HMAS Collins (S73), HMAS Farncomb (S74), HMAS Dechaineux (S76) and HMAS Sheean (S77) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the RAN by LSIS Richard Cordell/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Ball sits in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approaching the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette El Suez (F946) during a passing exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the Gulf of Oman, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
STIRLING, Australia: The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives at the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling for a scheduled port visit. Santa Fe is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance alliances and promote peace and stability in the region (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni/Released)
ROTA, SPAIN: Sailors use needle guns to remove rust from the anchor chain of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)

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