YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Hawaii, Arabian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

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 Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) moors to the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor Released)

Sailors assigned to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) attach a cargo pendant to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires its 5-inch gun during a weapons evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

Operations Specialist Seaman Andrew Villanueva fires an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Wakefield observes during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Chelsea Miller moves an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Atlantic Ocean en route to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)