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.

IWAKUNI, Japan: An E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, assigned to the Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, touches down onboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)
IWAKUNI, Japan: An E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, assigned to the Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, touches down onboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gabriel S. Weber/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares to embark the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares to embark the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, top, and an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter make their approach towards the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, top, and an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter make their approach towards the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. (U.S. Navy photo by Leah Garton/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii.
(U.S. Navy photo by Leah Garton/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires a Phalanx Close-In Weapons System during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires a Phalanx Close-In Weapons System during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) remove the chains from a MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft prior to flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) remove the chains from a MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft prior to flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
IWAKUNI, Japan: Five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 land onboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo/Released)
IWAKUNI, Japan: Five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 land onboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during deck landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during deck landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)

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