YOUR Navy Operating Forward – 5th Fleet, Pacific Ocean, Arabian Sea

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.



The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) sails in formation with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).


Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 disembark an aircraft and board busses in Gulfport, Miss., returning from a deployment of over six months in Afghanistan.


An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).


USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) fires a RIM-66M SM-2 missile from her forward vertical launch system while underway in the Pacific Ocean.


Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Justin Stice assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) fires a line from the forecastle to the Supply-class fast combat support ship the USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) to conduct a replenishment at sea.


The German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) and the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) steam alongside fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) while the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) steams astern of Hamburg during a replenishment-at-sea.


Dolphins jump out of the water near the bow of the Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3) during an underway replenishment with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106).


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