YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Arabian Gulf

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 off the coast of California or forward deployed to the Mediterranean 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 U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit alongside each other while operating in the Mediterranean Sea.


Sailors participate in a 9mm pistol qualification aboard the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the Mediterranean Sea.


An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the South China Sea.


The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) during an underway replenishment at sea.


The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires a RIM-66M SM-2 Missile from the vertical launch missile system in the Atlantic Ocean.


A Sailor directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Arabian Gulf.


An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Mediterranean Sea.


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