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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Souda Bay, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean

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.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, prepares to embark the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
INDIAN OCEAN: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, prepares to embark the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

 

TIMOR SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), left, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) transit in formation.
TIMOR SEA: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), left, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) transit in formation.

 

NATIVE POINT, Australia: A Humvee disembarks Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, during an amphibious exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
NATIVE POINT, Australia: A Humvee disembarks Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, during an amphibious exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

 

INDIAN OCEAN: An Australian army landing craft arrives in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).
INDIAN OCEAN: An Australian army landing craft arrives in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

 

INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

 

ARABIAN GULF:  Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Justin Feagle and Seaman Joel Sims perform vertical replenishment training with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Grandmasters of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99).
ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Justin Feagle and Seaman Joel Sims perform vertical replenishment training with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Grandmasters of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99).

 

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) lowers a rigid-hull inflatable boat for a personnel transfer in Souda Bay, Greece.
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) lowers a rigid-hull inflatable boat for a personnel transfer in Souda Bay, Greece.

 

TIMOR SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.
TIMOR SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.

 

Let us know which of these photos show YOUR U.S. Navy operating forward!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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