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ATLANTIC OCEAN - Sailors secure the wheels of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).

YOUR Navy Operating Forward (Arabian Gulf, Panama City, Yokosuka Japan)

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 SEA - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) transit the Arabian Sea.
OKINAWA, Japan - Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 21 navigates away from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as LCAC 81 waits before approaching the shore.
ATLANTIC OCEAN - Sailors secure the wheels of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).
ARABIAN GULF - A MH-60S Sea hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 Detachment 5, assigned to fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), practices helicopter in-flight refueling with guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69).
PANAMA CITY - Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, divers and Panamanian divers work on a salvage project during Navy Dive-Southern Partnership Station 2012.
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Sailors conduct a firefighting drill on a simulated aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a general quarters drill.
ARABIAN GULF - U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen assigned to the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, fastrope from a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - A Sailor directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron 143 after landing aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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