YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Oman, Mediterranean 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 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.

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, right, and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, participate in a fly-by performance past the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Pacific Ocean.

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, right, and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, participate in a fly-by performance past the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Pacific Ocean.

Lt. Caleb McDonald, a shooter assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), launches an F/A-18E Super Hornet during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off in the Philippine Sea.

Lt. Caleb McDonald, a shooter assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), launches an F/A-18E Super Hornet during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off in the Philippine Sea.

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts a passing exercise with the Bangladesh navy frigate BNS Somudro Joy (F-28) in the Pacific Ocean.

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts a passing exercise with the Bangladesh navy frigate BNS Somudro Joy (F-28) in the Pacific Ocean.

A helicopter with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force lifts off from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Annual Exercise (AE) 13 in the Philippine Sea.

A helicopter with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force lifts off from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Annual Exercise (AE) 13 in the Philippine Sea.

Seaman Recruit Thomas Hyatt, right, deploys a Mk-58 smoke marker while Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Errol Brown observes during a man overboard drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Seaman Recruit Thomas Hyatt, right, deploys a Mk-58 smoke marker while Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Errol Brown observes during a man overboard drill aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to support coalition forces in Afghanistan.

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to support coalition forces in Afghanistan.