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NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – North Sea, East China Sea, Norwegian 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.

NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
NORTH SEA: Sailors transport an E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to the “Seahawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126, on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its Phalanx close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) docks in Faxa Bay, Reykjavik, Iceland, with U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
SAFAGA, Egypt: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) performs a gunnery exercise with the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 lands on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors refuel an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “€œDeath Howlers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Detachment 2, on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) operates in the Gulf of Aden at night. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
NORTH SEA: The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) transits the North Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador: The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is stationed off the coast of Ecuador for an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Pallets of food and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) approach the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a connected replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Jacob Ferrantino performs conducts a dry fire of a surface-vessel torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

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