YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Japan, Philippine Sea, Cuba

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.

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is underway alongside the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond (D34). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

Landing Craft Air Cushion 29, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) carrying equipment belonging to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) as they offload to White Beach, Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) hold a fuel hose during the in-flight refueling of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Sailors push back a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft attached to the Eagles of Training Squadron (VT) 7 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Anthony Presley/Released)

 

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for logistic support including fuel and water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Ailes/Released)

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Raishard Gatlin, from Pensacola, Fla., stands a safety watch behind a Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephanie Smith/Released)