YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Black Sea, Greece, Gulf of Aden

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.

ARABIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transit during a turnover of responsibility in the Arabian Sea.

ARABIAN SEA: The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transit during a turnover of responsibility in the Arabian Sea.

GULF OF OMAN: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Ragin’ Bulls of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

GULF OF OMAN: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Ragin’ Bulls of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

GREECE: Sailors aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) haul in line as the ship departs Souda Bay.

GREECE: Sailors aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) haul in line as the ship departs Souda Bay.

EAST CHINA SEA: Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).

EAST CHINA SEA: Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).

GULF OF ADEN: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) are underway in the Gulf of Aden.

GULF OF ADEN: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) are underway.

BLACK SEA: Romanian special operations forces fast rope from a Romanian IAR 330 Puma (Naval) helicopter onto the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) during a training exercise.

BLACK SEA: Romanian special operations forces fast rope from a Romanian IAR 330 Puma (Naval) helicopter onto the flight deck of USS Truxtun (DDG 103) during a training exercise.

 

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