YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Philippines, Pacific 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.

An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Rein.) approaches the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Richards signals to move cargo forward aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) during a connected replenishment. William P. Lawrence is currently operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carla Ocampo/Released)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) departs Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) moors pierside as the sun sets. Stockdale is in Subic Bay for their first scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper/Released)

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is participating in a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States in preparation for an upcoming deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is participating in a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States in preparation for an upcoming deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Vargas/Released)