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Your Navy Operating Forward – Red Sea, Caribbean 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.

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors conduct pre-flight inspections on an E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Zappers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert J. Baldock)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors conduct pre-flight inspections on an E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Zappers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert J. Baldock
CARIBBEAN SEA:Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 (HSC-28), on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Sailors perform maintenance on an MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 (HSC-28), on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is moored pier side at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is moored pier side at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Ross (DDG 71) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Ross (DDG 71) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare for flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare for flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)
RED SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) prepare to launch a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the boat deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
RED SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) prepare to launch a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the boat deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
SASEBO, Japan: Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 10, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs the tarmac for a routine flight. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/ released)
SASEBO, Japan: Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 10, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs the tarmac for a routine flight. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley/ released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 taxis toward a bow catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Michaels/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 taxis toward a bow catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Michaels/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of South Korea: The forward-deployed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is moored pier side at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of South Korea: The forward-deployed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is moored pier side at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
RED SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter of the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
RED SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter of the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 takes off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Seaman Jarodd Johnson conducts testing on a torpedo launcher aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Seaman Jarodd Johnson conducts testing on a torpedo launcher aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 picks up cargo nets on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Casey S. Trietsch)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 picks up cargo nets on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Casey S. Trietsch)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sailing off the northern coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sailing off the northern coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner/Released)
RED SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) inspect an MH-60R helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 on board Stout’s flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
RED SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) inspect an MH-60R helicopter assigned to the Easy Riders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 on board Stout’s flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
 ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard)

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard)

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