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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.


ARABIAN GULF - Sailors observe aircraft recovery on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
ARABIAN GULF - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transports supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a replenishment at sea.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific region.
The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201), center, conducts a simultaneous replenishment at sea with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), left, and the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones.




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