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Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Eric Augustine directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Feb. 28. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Eric Augustine directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Feb. 28. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward – 5th Fleet, Belize, Atlantic Ocean

Right now your Navy is 100 percent 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.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Eric Augustine directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Feb. 28. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Eric Augustine directs an E-2C Hawkeye from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Feb. 28. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility, March 3. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility, March 3. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
U.S. Navy Sailors transit to a rendezvous point with the Belizean Defense Force to continue joint river operations during Southern Partnership Station 2013 in 4th Fleet's area of responsibility, Feb. 25. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment that exchanges training and expertise between U.S. military and civilian agencies with their counterparts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt/Released)
U.S. Navy Sailors transit to a rendezvous point with the Belizean Defense Force to continue joint river operations during Southern Partnership Station 2013 in 4th Fleet’s area of responsibility, Feb. 25. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment that exchanges training and expertise between U.S. military and civilian agencies with their counterparts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt/Released)
Quartermaster 1st Class Timothy Sheedy, assigned to the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon (PC4), fires .50 caliber machine gun blanks at simulated hostile small boats during an Advanced Phase Training Exercise (APTEX), Feb. 28. APTEX is a four-day exercise designed to stress and evaluate the U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal crew in an integrated and advanced level environment and tests the crew’s ability to complete exercise objectives, demonstrating the ship's ability to work and communicate as a team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)
Quartermaster 1st Class Timothy Sheedy, assigned to the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon (PC4), fires .50 caliber machine gun blanks at simulated hostile small boats during an Advanced Phase Training Exercise (APTEX), Feb. 28. APTEX is a four-day exercise designed to stress and evaluate the U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal crew in an integrated and advanced level environment and tests the crew’s ability to complete exercise objectives, demonstrating the ship’s ability to work and communicate as a team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) approaches USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) in preparation for Eisenhower's first replenishment-at-sea during her 2013 deployment, March 3. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Rob Rupp/Released)
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) approaches USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) in preparation for Eisenhower’s first replenishment-at-sea during her 2013 deployment, March 3. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Rob Rupp/Released)

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