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SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Brown/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea, Straits of Magellan

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.

TOKYO BAY:  The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) transits Tokyo Bay before arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. North Carolina is visiting Yokosuka as a part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
TOKYO BAY: The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) transits Tokyo Bay before arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. North Carolina is visiting Yokosuka as a part of a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7's 7 Riverine Command Boats (RCB) 802 and 805 participate in a bi-lateral exercise with Kuwait naval forces in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7’s 7 Riverine Command Boats (RCB) 802 and 805 participate in a bi-lateral exercise with Kuwait naval forces in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
WATERS OFF OKINAWA, Japan: Amphibious assault vehicles wait in the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) before launching to head ashore for a personnel swap during exercise Blue Chromite (BC) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)
WATERS OFF OKINAWA, Japan: Amphibious assault vehicles wait in the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) before launching to head ashore for a personnel swap during exercise Blue Chromite (BC) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Busan after a goodwill port visit.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Busan after a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan N. McFarlane/Released)
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN: Sailors remove chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship transits the Strait of Mangellan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN: Sailors remove chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship transits the Strait of Mangellan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Brown/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Brown/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter inserts components of the Improved Ribbon Bridge into the water in the Central Training Area, (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter inserts components of the Improved Ribbon Bridge into the water in the Central Training Area, (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN: Sailors take photos on the flight deck as aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the Strait of Magellan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)
STRAIT OF MAGELLAN: Sailors take photos on the flight deck as aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits the Strait of Magellan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 805, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, transits through the Arabian Gulf during patrol operations. RCBs were originally used in shallow-water and tropic environments. In the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation these boats have been repurposed for open-sea patrol. CTG 56.7 conducts maritime security operations to ensure freedom of movement for strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in the inshore and coastal areas of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 805, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, transits through the Arabian Gulf during patrol operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  Chief Boatswain's Mate Padraig Monahan. from Lakewood, Colorado, watches a Turkish S-70B Helicopter land aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during exercise Dogu Akdeniz Nov. 2, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Chief Boatswain’s Mate Padraig Monahan. from Lakewood, Colorado, watches a Turkish S-70B Helicopter land aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during exercise Dogu Akdeniz Nov. 2, 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 52) depart Busan after a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 52) depart Busan after a goodwill port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  Sailors assigned to USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to make ready a rigid hull inflatable boat off the coast of Augusta Bay, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to make ready a rigid hull inflatable boat off the coast of Augusta Bay, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released)

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