YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, East China Sea, Indian Ocean

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to defend our nation and 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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60R helicopter assigned to the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78  "Panthers", prepares to take off from the flight deck of  USS Kidd (DDG 100).

PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60R helicopter assigned to the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 “Panthers”, prepares to take off from the flight deck of USS Kidd (DDG 100).

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors compete in a fire hose barrel shoot during the damage control Olympics aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors compete in a fire hose barrel shoot during the damage control Olympics aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transfers 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61. Bataan and the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance to persons in distress and provided food, water, medical attention, and temporary shelter to 282 persons after receiving a report that an Italian military marine patrol aircraft sighted six small vessels, one of which was sinking.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transfers 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61. Bataan and the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance to persons in distress and provided food, water, medical attention, and temporary shelter to 282 persons after receiving a report that an Italian military marine patrol aircraft sighted six small vessels, one of which was sinking.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joseph Neff, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, assigned to Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), fires the ship's 25mm chain gun during a live-fire exercise.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Fire Controlman 3rd Class Joseph Neff, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, assigned to Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), fires the ship’s 25mm chain gun during a live-fire exercise.

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conducts a personnel transfer during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199).

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conducts a personnel transfer during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199).

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class  Erick Martin, Underwater Construction Team (UCT) Two, observes members of the Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) conduct underwater buddy breathing.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Utilitiesman 2nd Class Erick Martin, Underwater Construction Team (UCT) Two, observes members of the Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) conduct underwater buddy breathing.

 

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