YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Strait of Gibraltar, Japan, Italy

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, transits  the Strait of Gibraltar.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, transits the Strait of Gibraltar.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) conducts an early morning pre-action calibration fire of the MK 15 Block 1B Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) conducts an early morning pre-action calibration fire of the MK 15 Block 1B Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors and Marines prepare to launch combat raiding rubber craft in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors and Marines prepare to launch combat raiding rubber craft in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

Misawa, Japan: An EA-18G Growler aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 lands at Naval Air Facility Misawa.

JAPAN: An EA-18G Growler aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 lands at Naval Air Facility Misawa.

ITALY: The guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) pulls away from USS Elrod (FFG 55) after a scheduled port visit to Augusta Bay.

ITALY: The guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) pulls away from USS Elrod (FFG 55) after a scheduled port visit to Augusta Bay.

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) approach the Strait of Gibraltar en route to the Mediterranean Sea.

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) approach the Strait of Gibraltar en route to the Mediterranean Sea.

 

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