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Sailors fire a 25mm machine gun during a weapons testing drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward: Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Atlantic Ocean

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.

Sailors fire a 25mm machine gun during a weapons testing drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello/Released)
An F/A-18A Hornet assigned to the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, a fleet replacement squadron for the F/A-18A and F/A-18D legacy Hornets, prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan J. Mayes/Released)
Seaman Joseluis Robles, from Oakland, Calif., directs an AS332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) to take off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Released)
A formation of ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the Republic of Korea Navy maneuver in the Pacific Ocean during a trilateral exercise (TRILATEX). The ships included The guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), USCGC Galveston Island (WPB 1349), JS Moyoko (DD 175), JS Shirane (DDH 143), ROKS Yulgok Yi I (DDG 992) and ROKS Choi Young (DDH 981).(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith W. DeVinney/Released)
A search and rescue swimmer is lifted aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) during a man overboard recovery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Meshel/Released)

 

 

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