YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Tokyo Bay, 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 Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, 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 F/A-18 Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

An F/A-18 Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

Sailors assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) combat a live fire during a high risk flight deck firefighting training evolution at Yokosuka Firefighting School.

Sailors assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) combat a live fire during a high risk flight deck firefighting training evolution at Yokosuka Firefighting School.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Luis Campos signals to pilots during flight operations in Tokyo Bay aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Luis Campos signals to pilots during flight operations in Tokyo Bay aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) fire 9-mm pistols during a small arms qualification on the flight deck in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) fire 9-mm pistols during a small arms qualification on the flight deck in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors conduct a fire fighting exercise during a simulated helicopter crash and smash drill on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors conduct a fire fighting exercise during a simulated helicopter crash and smash drill on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

 

Which photo do you think best shows your Navy operating forward and why?