YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Sigonella, Gulf of Aden, Andaman 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.

Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Paul Nguyen, assigned to the “Golden Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, taxies a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft at Naval Air Station Sigonella.

SIGONELLA, SICILY: Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Paul Nguyen, assigned to the “Golden Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, taxies a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft at Naval Air Station Sigonella.

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the East China Sea.

EAST CHINA SEA: The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the East China Sea.

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters deliver supplies during a vertical replenishment between the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters deliver supplies during a vertical replenishment between the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) and USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

F/A-18F Super Hornets, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

GULF OF OMAN: F/A-18F Super Hornets, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

U.S. Navy Sailors use hand signals while directing helicopter operations onboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100).

ANDAMAN SEA: U.S. Navy Sailors use hand signals while directing helicopter operations onboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100).

 

 

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