YOUR Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Suez Canal, San DIego

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 California 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.

 

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Seaman Kameron Mack, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), looks for tugboats as the ship prepares to depart for a sustainment training exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

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The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

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Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) execute a refueling-at-sea alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

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Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) tend the phone and distance line during an opposed replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

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Quartermaster 3rd Class Steven Kotsokalis and Master-at-Arms Luke Gray, both assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), lower the ensign while anchoring in the Suez Canal.

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An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 takes off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

 

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