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Your Navy Operating Forward – Algeria, Japan, Spain

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.

RED SEA NAVAL BASE, Egypt: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edward Tripp, right, watches as a rigid-hull inflatable boat pulls alongside the Egyptian navy mine hunting ship E.N.S. El-Sedeeq (521) during Eagle Response 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chloe Morgan/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires a training chaff round from its Mark 36 Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures Chaff launcher. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, SPAIN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is moored at Naval Station Rota, Spain, prior to beginning its fifth forward-deployed patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA: An Aerosonde Mark 4.7 takes off from the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston/Released)
ALGIERS, Algeria: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrives in Algiers, Algeria, for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise as part of Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Seaman Quaron Brown throws a heaving line to a tugboat as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ALGIERS, Algeria: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is moored in Algiers, Algeria, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: A reconnaissance Marine assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon uses an exothermic torch to cut through a steel obstacle during a combined sea and airborne visit, board, search and seizure exercise as part of Realistic Urban Training Exercise, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
RED SEA: U.S. Navy Sailors display removed chocks and chains for an Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) helicopter to lift off from the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: A Phalanx close-in weapons system fires during a live-fire exercise aboard 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)
UNITED STATES NAVAL MAGAZINE, Guam: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, place concrete as part of a future vehicle storage building.  (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Rixon Fletcher/Released)
RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) surveys as U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) sailors conduct an ENF-U.S. integrated-team VBSS evolution with an ENF supply ship as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)

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