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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Red Sea, Philippine 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: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, flies past the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
ACAJUTLA, El Salvador: The Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) Warping Tug 11 hip tows the INLS Causeway Ferry 07 power module into place along side in order to be fueled during Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Gardner/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs White Beach Naval Facility following the offload of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
TUWAU, Malaysia: Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in to Tawau, Malaysia, for a mission stop in support of Pacific Partnership (PP) 2018. PP-18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
RED SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Mario Sanders signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
BALTIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise with the Finnish navy guided- missile patrol craft Hamina (PTG 80). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) maneuvers as part of a coordinated formation with its expeditionary strike group (ESG). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Richard L.J. Gourley/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: Sailors assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 use a MHU-83 Munitions Handling Unit to load a AGM-84D Harpoon missile onto a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a proficiency exercise at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Juan S. Sua/Released)
ACAJUTLA, El Salvador: A partially loaded Improved Navy Lighterage System Causeway Ferry 07, operated by Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, approaches the pier to be moored in preparation for lift on/lift off crane operations during Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Gardner/Released)

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