YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Kenya, Japan

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.

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Bloom/Released)

Sailors assigned to USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) Crash and Salvage team prepare to retrieve a simulated casualty during a general quarters drill on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexander W. Cabrall/Released)

Sailors monitor the forward fueling station aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 flies back to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) during a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and the MSC fleet replenishment oiler USNS Bighorn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Bloom/Released)

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (SECNAV) rides with Sailors assigned to U.S. Africa Command as they conduct basic training evolutions from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat, near Manda Bay Naval Base in Kenya. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka as part of its deployment to the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David Mercil/Released)