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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 14, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 passes near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Philippine Sea, 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.

U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 14, 2012) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 passes near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 14, 2012) Australian army officers watch an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Members of the Australian army were onboard Bonhomme Richard to observe the amphibious capabilities of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). The Bonhomme Richard ARG and 31st MEU are participating in a certification exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lacordrick Wilson/Released)
ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 15, 2012) Fire Controlman 2nd Class James L. Kincheloe performs maintenance on a rolling airframe missile launcher aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2012) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) prepare to receive cargo during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based out of Yokosuka, Japan and is participating in Valiant Shield 2012, an integrated joint training exercise that combines Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps forces at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)

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