YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Europe-Africa, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Guinea

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 multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), left, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cyrus Roson/Released)

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Aaron Fitzgerald, instructor for Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012, right, leads a group of Gambian navy sailors during a boarding team training exercise at Banjul Naval Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josh Bennett/Released)

Air Force Tech Sgt. Curtis Clawson, left, and Logistics Specialist 1st Class Shane Mitchell, right, from High-Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift, participate in a community project at Star Fish International, a community center for the teens of Banjul, in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josh Bennett/Released)

Cmdr. Dwight Isaacs, right, discusses at-sea operations with navy officers from Cameroon, Congo, Ghana and Nigeria during the main planning conference for Exercise Obangame Express 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Moore/Released)

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Marvin Tapper observes a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) as it approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)