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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red 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.

KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania (June 3, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participate in a mass casualty drill on the flight deck. Sailors handle lines on the foc’s’le as the ship arrives in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Oak Hill – homeported in Virginia Beach – is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell)

BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-1F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches off of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), front, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Members of the Office of Naval Research launch the REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle for mine search and identification operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
RED SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Egyptian navy’s guided-missile frigate El Suez (FFG 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Thompson/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Alexander Dooley, from Bradenton, Fla., observes an EA-18G Growler assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 141 as it lands on the flight deck during carrier qualifications with the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyra Watson/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released by FLEACT Yokosuka Public Affairs Office)
BALTIC SEA: A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a pre-action aim calibration fire event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Louis Calderon wipes down the window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA: An AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) enters the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)

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