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MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducts a simulated vertical replenishment for qualifications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Bosphorus Strait, Santa Rita, Yokosuka

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct helicopter in-flight refueling with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) traits alongside John C. Stennis in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
SANTA RITA, Guam: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3, Detachment Guam, conduct a 500 nautical mile transit aboard a Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Stephen D. Strain/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26, lands on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), Jan. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors conduct an actuator change on a wing of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) transits the Bosporus Strait, Jan. 6, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) participates in an underway replenishment with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 4, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A fuel probe from Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) approaches the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducts a simulated vertical replenishment for qualifications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) sails alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Sailors assigned to port operations at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) prepare for the first harbor evolution of the new year on the Valiant class tugboats Seminole (YT 805) and Puyallup (YT 806), Jan. 7, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) is underway alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jordan Ripley/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)

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