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Your Navy Operating Forward

Right now your Navy is 100% on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life.  Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of Virginia or forward deployed to the South China Sea, 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. 

SOUTH CHINA SEA - Flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

 

ARABIAN GULF - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Tanner Kent guides a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter off the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

 

ATLANTIC OCEAN - The MK-45 5-inch/.54-caliber lightweight gun fires aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

 

SUEZ CANAL - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) passes the Freedom Bridge as it transits the Suez Canal.

 

ATLANTIC OCEAN - Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) board a rigid-hull inflatable boat.

 

PACIFIC OCEAN Sailors from the air department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) stand position as a helicopter lifts off from the flight deck.
ATLANTIC OCEAN Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC) 37 maneuvers off the coast of North Carolina during the coalition exercise Bold Alligator 2012 as the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is seen in the background.

 

 

ARABIAN SEA - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

 

 

 

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