YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Singapore, Oahu, South China 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 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.

Electronics Technician 1st Class Rachel Preston, left, assigned to USS Freedom (LCS 1) talks with the 24th Secretary of Defense the Honorable Chuck Hagel in the airborne mission zone of her ship, June 2. Hagel visited Freedom during his trip to Singapore for the 2013 Shangri-La Dialogue. Freedom is in Singapore as part of a deployment to Southeast Asia.

Electronics Technician 1st Class Rachel Preston, left, assigned to USS Freedom (LCS 1) talks with the 24th Secretary of Defense the Honorable Chuck Hagel in the airborne mission zone of her ship, June 2. Hagel visited Freedom during his trip to Singapore for the 2013 Shangri-La Dialogue. Freedom is in Singapore as part of a deployment to Southeast Asia.

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Okane (DDG 77) does ship maneuvers off the coast of Oahu.

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The national ensign flies from the mast aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106).

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice Jade Walker fires the M9 service pistol during a small arms qualification course on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter launches from the flight deck of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during vertical replenishment training.

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Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conduct small boat operations in a rigid hull inflatable boat.

 

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