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Sailors participate in barricade drills on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward: Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Philippine Sea

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.

The visit, board, search and seizure team from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) ride two rigid-hull inflatable boat during a maritime interdiction practice exercise for UNITAS Atlantic 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul/Released)
A gunner’s mate fires the MK-38 25mm machine gun system during a weapons exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Carlaldrin Milana clears the launching area as an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), front, is underway in formation with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during an aerial photography exercise for UNITAS Atlantic 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) stand by as the ship approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) for a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released)
Sailors participate in barricade drills on the flight deck of the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)

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