YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Caribbean 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.


The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts operations at sea in the Gulf of Aden.


The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) receives cargo during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) in the Gulf of Oman.


Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Trevor Barkley, from Anaheim, Calif., adjusts his helmet strap during a search-and-rescue drill from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Red Sea.


An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Death Rattlers” of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Red Sea.


Fire Controlman 1st Class Steven Everley and Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Mark Marasek fire a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) during the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise in the Caribbean Sea.


Sailors gather to watch a dead lift competition aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Pacific Ocean.

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