MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 5, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)
YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Malaysia, Pacific Ocean, Senegal
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 Pacific Ocean, 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.