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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Suez Canal, 5th Fleet, Pacific Ocean

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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The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.
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U.S. Coast Guard Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist Brook Bossen, assigned to Advanced Interdiction Team 2, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Cassandra Tran of the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), do handstand pushups while exercising.
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Sailors practice fire-fighting techniques inside the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
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An F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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Sailors participate in a live-fire small arms qualification on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Rashad Wright signals for a start-up during a jet engine test on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).


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