YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Thailand

Right now your Navy is 100 percent 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.

 

H-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, is taking part in Cobra Gold 2013, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

H-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a hull swap with guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Hull swaps, or ship rotations, are part of the Navy's long-term plan to routinely replace older ships with newer more capable ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana N. Quinlan/Released)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a hull swap with guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana N. Quinlan/Released)

An MV-22 Osprey takes flight off the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).Boxer is underway off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Valverde/Released)

An MV-22 Osprey takes flight off the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Valverde/Released)

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) pulls into Naval Station Mayport to be inspected by Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, commander of U.S. 4th Fleet. Spearhead is the first of of nine Navy joint high-speed vessels and is designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damian Berg/Released)

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) pulls into Naval Station Mayport to be inspected by Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, commander of U.S. 4th Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damian Berg/Released)

A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Rein.) conducts flight operations near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. in preparation for an deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Vargas/Released)

A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Rein.) conducts flight operations near the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Vargas/Released)