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Your Navy Operating Forward – Panama Canal, Baltic Sea, Manila

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 eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: An eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)

MANILA, Philippines: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sits at anchor off the coast of Manila during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Pernick/Released)

MANILA, Philippines: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sits at anchor off the coast of Manila during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Pernick/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Felix Rivera operates a forklift on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)

GULF OF OMAN: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Felix Rivera operates a forklift on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

SOUDA BAY, Greece: A Sailor heaves a mooring line ashore as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

BALTIC SEA: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 prepare to deploy EOD divers to conduct search operations for ordnance while in support of Open Spirit 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Jared E. Walker/Released)

BALTIC SEA: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 prepare to deploy EOD divers to conduct search operations for ordnance while in support of Open Spirit 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Jared E. Walker/Released)

PANAMA CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) transits the Panama Canal as she heads to the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)

PANAMA CANAL: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) transits the Panama Canal as she heads to the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr./Released)

ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

HONIARA, Guadalcanal: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to anchor off the coast during a scheduled refueling stop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

HONIARA, Guadalcanal: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to anchor off the coast during a scheduled refueling stop. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

GULF OF AQABA: The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Jordan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

GULF OF AQABA: The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Jordan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A MK 45 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

GULF OF ADEN: A MK 45 5-inch gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

NAVAL BASE GUAM: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside with the assistance of a tug boat, Naval Base Guam.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

NAVAL BASE GUAM: The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside with the assistance of a tug boat, Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)

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