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MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) conduct training in a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Agean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) conduct training in a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) conduct training in a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate/Released)
AEGEAN SEA: Sailors attached to Assault Craft Unit 4 raise the ramp of a landing craft, air cushion in the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Exercise Egemen 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aren Everett/Released)
AEGEAN SEA: Sailors attached to Assault Craft Unit 4 raise the ramp of a landing craft, air cushion in the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during Exercise Egemen 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aren Everett/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 29 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs Naval Facility White Beach en route to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David A. Levy/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 29 assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs Naval Facility White Beach en route to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David A. Levy/Released)
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters transfer equipment and supplies between the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters transfer equipment and supplies between the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Navy Diver 2nd Class David Close, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, conducts a ship's husbandry dive to inspect running gear. CTG 56.1 conducts mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage-diving, and force protection operations throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Huggett/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Navy Diver 2nd Class David Close, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, conducts a ship’s husbandry dive to inspect running gear. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt Huggett/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: Capt. Drew St. John, left, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), greets Rear Adm. John Nowell, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, on the pier prior to a ship tour.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan T. Erickson/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: Capt. Drew St. John, left, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), greets Rear Adm. John Nowell, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, on the pier prior to a ship tour. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan T. Erickson/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU5) and EODMU6, conduct Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST) operations with Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 25's MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on Naval Base Guam.  (U.S. Navy COMCAM photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Rolston/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU5) and EODMU6, conduct Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST) operations with Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 25’s MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Navy COMCAM photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Rolston/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) maneuver a Mark-54 torpedo to the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) maneuver a Mark-54 torpedo to the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson/Released)
ROTA, Spain: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departs Naval Station Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Pete Halvorsen/Released)
ROTA, Spain: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departs Naval Station Rota. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Pete Halvorsen/Released)
AEGEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is underway participating in Egemen 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Preston/Released)
AEGEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is underway participating in Egemen 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Preston/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802, assigned to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.7, conducts patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802, assigned to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.7, conducts patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits waters east of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits waters east of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)

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