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.
A flight deck shooter signals for the launch of a T-45 C Goshawk training aircraft attached to the Tigers of Training Squadron (VT) 9 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mick DiMestico/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Combat Systems department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) perform preventative maintenance on a radar while working aloft. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler/Released)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) during a replenishment at sea. Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Pacific Ocean with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)
Sailors participate in a weapons qualification exercise live-fire in the well deck aboard the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)
An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary A. Anderson/Released)