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INDIAN OCEAN: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), bottom, transits the Bay of Bengal alongside the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) while conducting a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Indian Ocean, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Aden

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.

INDIAN OCEAN: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), bottom, transits the Bay of Bengal alongside the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) while conducting a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
AKSAZ, Turkey: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives in Aksaz, Turkey, Jan 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits behind the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), left, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 300), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) conduct maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 16, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
ROTA, SPAIN: Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, embarked on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), offload vehicles from a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) in Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), left, and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), back, conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
INDIAN OCEAN: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) to test their ability to communicate and improve on maritime capabilities between partners, Dec. 26, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Mealy/Released)

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