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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Black Sea, Philippine Sea, Okinawa

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.

BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) stands by during a nighttime passenger transfer during exercise Sea Breeze 2014. Ross, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S.
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) stands by during a nighttime passenger transfer during exercise Sea Breeze 2014. Ross, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S.
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PHILIPPINE SEA: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 members conduct a helicopter rope suspension technique exercise on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
BLACK SEA: Ships from various countries are underway in formation during Sea Breeze 2014.
BLACK SEA: Ships from various countries are underway in formation during Sea Breeze 2014.
PHILIPPINE SEA: Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) prepare to depart the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a combat rubber raiding craft training evolution.
PHILIPPINE SEA: Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) prepare to depart the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a combat rubber raiding craft training evolution.
BLUE BEACH, Okinawa:Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 47 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs Blue Beach, Okinawa, during an equipment on-load for the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).
BLUE BEACH, Okinawa: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 47 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs Blue Beach, Okinawa, during an equipment on-load for the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).
PHILIPPINE SEA: A V-22A Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
PHILIPPINE SEA: A V-22A Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

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