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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Strait of Hormuz.

YOUR Navy Operating Forward (Red Sea, Strait of Hormuz, Pacific Ocean)

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.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 22) takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21).
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DD 97), front, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) are underway in formation before participating in a sea power demonstration with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Strait of Hormuz.
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), lead vessel for Pacific Partnership 2012, transits the Pacific Ocean.
An E-2C Hawkeye from the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

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