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PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG 54) steams alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a fueling at sea (FAS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Nova Scotia, Santa Rita, Bahrain

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: An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, transfers stores to the flight deck of the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, transfers stores to the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye pilot assigned to the Screwtops Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 waits for flight operations to begin on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard)
ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye pilot assigned to the Screwtops Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 waits for flight operations to begin on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard)
GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, utility, departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, utility, departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
Santa Rita, Guam: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 get underway on a Mark VI Patrol Boat for expeditionary mine counter measures during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
SANTA RITA, GUAM: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 get underway on a Mark VI Patrol Boat for expeditionary mine counter measures during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
STRAIT OF GEORGIA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) floats off of the coast of Canada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erickson B. Magno/Released)
STRAIT OF GEORGIA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) floats off of the coast of Canada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erickson B. Magno/Released)
PHILPIPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) patrols the Philippine Sea in support of Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
PHILPIPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) patrols the Philippine Sea in support of Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)
TINIAN, Northern Marianas Islands: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Joseph Cooper, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, clears off debris from Runway Charlie on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), during Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis/Released)
TINIAN, Northern Marianas Islands: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Joseph Cooper, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, clears off debris from Runway Charlie on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), during Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) practice maneuvers in rigid hull inflatable boats during a drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) practice maneuvers in rigid hull inflatable boats during a drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN: Seaman Nicholas Davidson, left, Seaman Megan Glazebrook, center, and Seaman Tanyi Cyrille, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55), conduct maintenance on the ship’s anchor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN: Seaman Nicholas Davidson, left, Seaman Megan Glazebrook, center, and Seaman Tanyi Cyrille, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55), conduct maintenance on the ship’s anchor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fires a Sea Sparrow missile during a missile exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fires a Sea Sparrow missile during a missile exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
STRAIT OF GEORGIA: The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steams through waters off the coast of Canada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class/Released)
STRAIT OF GEORGIA: The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) steams through waters off the coast of Canada. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class/Released)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: Guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) moor at Canadian Forces Base Halifax for the Exercise Cutlass Fury Pre-Sail Conference. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Candice Tresch/Released)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: Guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) moor at Canadian Forces Base Halifax for the Exercise Cutlass Fury Pre-Sail Conference. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Candice Tresch/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) fires at night while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) fires at night while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 departs from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
ARABIAN GULF: A MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 departs from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG 54) steams alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a fueling at sea (FAS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) steams alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a fueling at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

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