YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Kittery, Maine, 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.

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) is anchored in Victoria Harbor while Sailors enjoy some liberty and participate in community service projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Hensley/Released)

An EA-6B Prowler from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 launches from 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 Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) transits the Thames River after a transit from San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason J. Perry/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Veronica Mammina/Released)

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Veronica Mammina/Released)