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PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Akiyah Jordan, from Pensacola, Fla., directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Romania, Jordan, Ukraine

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: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Akiyah Jordan, from Pensacola, Fla., directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sail in formation in the Black Sea during exercise Sea Breeze 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) conducts an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A MK38 machine gun systems fires during a live-fire exercise on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: Seaman Emily Haley stands starboard bridge wing watch aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) as the ship transits the Danish Straits. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
ODESSA, Ukraine: Royal Canadian Navy sailors assigned to Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic demonstrate how to recover a diver during diver emergency evacuation training for exercise Sea Breeze 2018 in Odessa, Ukraine. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen Maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Riley/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Parker Thompson fires a .50-caliber machine gun at a “killer tomato” inflatable target from an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Michael Allred/Released)
DEVESELU, Romania: Naval support Facility Deveselu Sailors in joint collaboration with Romanian 99th Military Base service members conduct SHIELDEX 18 on base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr/Released)
AQABA, Jordan: Landing craft, air cushions, attached to Assault Craft Unit 4, approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during amphibious training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Chesney, from Allen, Texas, right, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Kendrick Baquero, from New York, clear the area as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 prepares to take cargo from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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