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ATLANTIC OCEAN - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) maneuver into formation while transiting the Atlantic Ocean.

YOUR Navy Operating Forward

Right now your Navy is 100% on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life.  Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of Virginia or forward deployed to the South China Sea, 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.

PACIFIC OCEAN - Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 21 navigates away from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46).
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 prepare to cap a water well in the Panjwai District of Zangabad, Afghanistan.
ATLANTIC OCEAN - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), left, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) maneuver into formation while transiting the Atlantic Ocean.
ATLANTIC OCEAN - A Standard Missile (SM 2) is fired from a launcher during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). The ship in the foreground is the USS Farragut (DDG 99).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to receive a crate of ordnance from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a vertical replenishment.
ARABIAN SEA - U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team disembark a dhow after completing a routine compliant boarding.
ARABIAN GULF - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - A helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 departs the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - An MV-22 Osprey maneuvers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during test operations.
ARABIAN SEA - Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) passes through a sand storm. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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