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WATERS NEAR GUAM: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Jonathan Peterson/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – North Sea, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Oman

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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation during an air power demonstration over USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang / Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation during an air power demonstration over USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang / Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryre Arciaga/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryre Arciaga/Released)
NORTH SEA: A landing craft utility (LCU) prepares to pull into the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during Exercise Cold Response 2016 (CDR 16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel C. Coxwest/ Released)
NORTH SEA: A landing craft utility (LCU) prepares to pull into the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during Exercise Cold Response 2016 (CDR 16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel C. Coxwest/ Released)
WATERS NEAR GUAM: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) welcome personnel from Afloat Training Group Western Pacific via a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
WATERS NEAR GUAM: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) welcome personnel from Afloat Training Group Western Pacific via a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into port at Busan, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into port at Busan, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jordan Issler conducts maintenance on a radar aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jordan Issler conducts maintenance on a radar aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Preston/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Gulf of Oman. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Preston/Released)
SIGONELLA, Sicily: Rear Adm. Matt Zirkle, commander, Submarines NATO, climbs aboard a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, during a visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber L. Porter/Released)
SIGONELLA, Sicily: Rear Adm. Matt Zirkle, commander, Submarines NATO, climbs aboard a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, during a visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber L. Porter/Released)
NORTH SEA: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Zachary Harley directs the crane operator while loading a patrol boat onto the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during Exercise Cold Response 2016 (CDR 16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel C. Coxwest/Released)
NORTH SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Zachary Harley directs the crane operator while loading a patrol boat onto the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during Exercise Cold Response 2016 (CDR 16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel C. Coxwest/Released)
WATERS NEAR GUAM: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Jonathan Peterson/Released)
WATERS NEAR GUAM: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Jonathan Peterson/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Three F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 fly in formation for an aerial change of command ceremony as Cmdr. Douglas Peterson is relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Doyle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Three F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 fly in formation for an aerial change of command ceremony as Cmdr. Douglas Peterson is relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Doyle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft unit (LCU) approaches the stern of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb R. Staples/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft unit (LCU) approaches the stern of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb R. Staples/Released)

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