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YOUR Navy Operating Forward (Indian Ocean, Java Sea, Yokosuka)

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.

PACIFIC OCEAN - An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - Sailors from deck department use the 60-ton crane to lift a riverine patrol boat aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).
ATLANTIC OCEAN - An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 prepares to land aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) during an underway replenishment.
YOKOSUKA, Japan - CSSN Brandon White reports the simulated approach of a small vessel to other members of the Anti-Terrorism Training Team while ABEAN Kyle Babcock simulates a warning shot during a small boat attack drill.
SANTA RITA, Guam - The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) pulls in to Apra Harbor for a routine port visit.
JAVA SEA - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FF 155) transit alongside each other in the Java Sea.
SOUDA BAY, Crete - A Moroccan sailor ascends a boarding ladder while conducting an exercise aboard the Hellenic navy training ship Aris at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center during Phoenix Express 2012.

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