YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Arabian Sea, Gaeta, & Yokosuka

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 and Civilian Mariners assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) lower a Tomahawk cruise missile onto the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason C. Swink/Released)

An F/A-18 Hornet launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller/Released)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) returns to Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, following a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

Sailors aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) man the rails as the ship arrives in Monaco for a port visit to participate in the Monaco’s National Day celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian T. Glunt/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 carries stores from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) to the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)