YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Washington, Mediterranean, 5th Fleet

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 deployed U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, 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 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) transits past the Olympic Mountains as it prepares to conduct sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Manolito Recto, from Vallejo, Calif., signals for the launch of an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Justin Watson tracks surface contacts from Combat Information Center aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducts a passing exercise with the French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D615) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt j.g. Charles Fuehrer/Released)

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 Wild Cards€ transports supplies during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with Military Sea Lift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humpreys (T-AO 188) and amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Gunslingers€ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, prepares to catch an arresting gear cable during a recovery on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorenzo J. Burleson/Released)