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Your Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean 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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  The formation included F/A-18 Hornets from the ÒBlack AcesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the ÒDiamondbacksÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the ÒEaglesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the ÒRoyal MacesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, the ÒVigilantesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, and the ÒWarhawksÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Steve Smith/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The formation included F/A-18 Hornets from the ÒBlack AcesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the ÒDiamondbacksÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the ÒEaglesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the ÒRoyal MacesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, the ÒVigilantesÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, and the ÒWarhawksÓ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Steve Smith/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn/Released)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti: Sailors assigned to Coast Riverine Squadron 8 complete patrol boat recovery in the Port of Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Reel/Released)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti: Sailors assigned to Coast Riverine Squadron 8 complete patrol boat recovery in the Port of Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Reel/Released)
BLACK SEA: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Black Sea. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
BLACK SEA: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation.  The formation included F/A-18 Hornets from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, and the “Warhawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Steve Smith/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation. The formation included F/A-18 Hornets from the “Black Aces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, and the “Warhawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Steve Smith/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Landing Craft Air-Cushion watercraft embarks the USS Boxer (LHD 4) after transporting  troops and equipment ashore in preparation of sustainment training in the 5th Fleet and Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Landing Craft Air-Cushion watercraft embarks the USS Boxer (LHD 4) after transporting troops and equipment ashore in preparation of sustainment training in the 5th Fleet and Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alvin Pujols/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class Aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Nimitz-class Aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Eric Holden assigned to the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 performs maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Beard/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Eric Holden assigned to the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 performs maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Beard/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) transits the Suez Canal.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” detachment of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, practices maneuvers for a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk, attached to the “Warbirds” detachment of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, practices maneuvers for a vertical replenishment-at-sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alexander Mohney signals to an Italian AB212 helicopter assigned to 5th Gruppo Elicotteri as it takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Alexander Mohney signals to an Italian AB212 helicopter assigned to 5th Gruppo Elicotteri as it takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a Pre-action Aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a Pre-action Aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tomas Compian/ Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tomas Compian/ Released)

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