YOUR Navy Operating Forward – 5th Fleet, Japan, and the Pacific

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 North Arabian 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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Sailors cheer as the last F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

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The guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) fires the MK-45 5-inch/54. lightweight gun during a live fire exercise.

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Firefighters navigate through a smoke-filled tool room in the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Detail Sasebo facility aboard Fleet Activities Sasebo during an emergency training exercise.

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Seabees run to shelter in Mission Orientated Protective Posture (MOPP) suits after a simulated bombing and chemical attack on an airfield during a Silver Flag exercise on Kandena Air Base.

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Sailors in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

 

Which photo do you think best shows the Navy operating forward and why?