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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Black Sea, South China 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.

WATERS NEAR JAPAN: Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Matthew Robertson, from Los Angles, and Boatswains Mate Seaman Evander Macer from Englewood, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), remove chocks and chains from a helicopter as it prepares to depart the ship.
WATERS NEAR JAPAN: Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Matthew Robertson, from Los Angles, and Boatswains Mate Seaman Evander Macer from Englewood, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), remove chocks and chains from a helicopter as it prepares to depart the ship.
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG  89) departs Yokosuka, Japan, for a scheduled patrol.
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) departs Yokosuka, Japan, for a scheduled patrol.
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) stand by to receive the fuel probe from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea.
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) stand by to receive the fuel probe from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea.
SASEBO HARBOR, Japan: Civilian contractors from Naval Munitions Command, Sasebo, transport ordnance and ammunition off the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) in the background.
SASEBO HARBOR, Japan: Civilian contractors from Naval Munitions Command, Sasebo, transport ordnance and ammunition off the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) in the background.
BLACK SEA: Logistics Specialist Seaman Elliott Dreiling fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).
BLACK SEA: Logistics Specialist Seaman Elliott Dreiling fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109).

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