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Your Navy Operating Forward – Sea of Japan, Mediterranean Sea, 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: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the Sea of Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the Sea of Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile April 7, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile April 7, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Diehl signals the crew of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Diehl signals the crew of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Landing Craft, Air Cushion 21, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, conducts well deck operations with the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Landing Craft, Air Cushion 21, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, conducts well deck operations with the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to teh "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 flies over the Sea of Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to teh “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 flies over the Sea of Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
CAPE WRATH, Scotland: A Mark 45 5-inch lightweight gun fires aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship conducts naval surface fire support qualifications in Cape Wrath, Scotland. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
CAPE WRATH, Scotland: A Mark 45 5-inch lightweight gun fires aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship conducts naval surface fire support qualifications in Cape Wrath, Scotland. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
STRAIT OF MALACCA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
STRAIT OF MALACCA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) visit, board, search and seizure team prepare to board the ship during a VBSS drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) visit, board, search and seizure team prepare to board the ship during a VBSS drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson/Released)

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