YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean, Solomon 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.

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Glow sticks mark equipment laid out on the bow of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) as Sailors prepare for a night fueling-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Pacific Ocean.

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo chip USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) in the Solomon Sea.

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf.

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Aviation boatswain’s mates (handling) direct an MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter for a landing on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) transits Puget Sound during a plank owner’s cruise in the Puget Sound.

 

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