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ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby Baldock/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, 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.

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Carlos Vela signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 during a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Carlos Vela signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 during a vertical replenishment aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
SINGAPORE: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) depart Changi Naval Base for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
SINGAPORE: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) depart Changi Naval Base for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman John Galicia, from Hayward, Calif., cleans the windshield of 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 Third Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman John Galicia, from Hayward, Calif., cleans the windshield of 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 Third Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A Phalanx close-in-weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A Phalanx close-in-weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Japanese contractors move an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in preparation for boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Japanese contractors move an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in preparation for boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE), center, refuels the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), left, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE), center, refuels the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), left, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
RED SEA: Sonar Technician 2nd Class Charles Granger, top right, climbs down the pilot’s ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat as a member of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team during a simulated Maritime Interdiction Operation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)
RED SEA: Sonar Technician 2nd Class Charles Granger, top right, climbs down the pilot’s ladder to a rigid hull inflatable boat as a member of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team during a simulated Maritime Interdiction Operation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 533 conducts air operations and maritime surface warfare training with the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 533 conducts air operations and maritime surface warfare training with the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby Baldock/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of air strikes from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby Baldock/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) prior to conducting a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) prior to conducting a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following strike operations from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) following strike operations from the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)

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