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INDIAN OCEAN - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 demonstrates a fast-rope insertion from an SH-60F Seahawk onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

YOUR Navy Operating Forward (Indian Ocean, Helmand Province, Perth, Gulf of Oman)

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 - The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conduct a replenishment at sea.
GULF OF OMAN - A civilian mariner aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) watches a fuel line being sent to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment at sea.
PERTH, Australia - Assisted by Royal Australian Navy line handlers, the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives at HMAS Stirling for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A dust storm approaches a convoy of Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 en route to their forward operating base after a day of work on a road construction project.
INDIAN OCEAN (April 21, 2012) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Dominique McGhee, assigned to the Air Department's V-1 division, directs aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
INDIAN OCEAN - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 demonstrates a fast-rope insertion from an SH-60F Sea Hawk onto the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
GULF OF ADEN - Sailors search for a simulated fire in one of the main spaces of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a main space fire drill.
NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan - The aviation ordnanceman team assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 downloads a SLAM-ER captive air training missile from a P-3 aircraft.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 16, 2012) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 21 and LCAC-81 maneuver into the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46).

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