YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, 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 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.


Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steady ammunition during transfer from the the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) to Ronald Reagan.


An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).


An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Greyhounds of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).


The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) returns to Naval Base San Diego as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group.


Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 conduct training in small boat defensive tactics in San Diego bay.


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