YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal

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 aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) approaches the Friendship Bridge in El Qantara, Egypt while transiting the Suez Canal. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Ensign Timothy McDaniel, right, braces Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Kepner as he signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 to place cargo on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a vertical replenishment.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is briefed on equipment, capabilities and ongoing missions by SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One (SDVT-1) command members at their facility near Pearl Harbor.

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Sailors assigned to the “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 extend the tail of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

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The second of eight MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the Dragons of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

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The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

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