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.