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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Vietnam, North Arabian Sea and the Pacific

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 California or forward deployed to the North Arabian 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.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) shift colors after arriving in Da Nang, Vietnam, for a naval engagement activity.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). 
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) returns to homeport San Diego, April 19, after completing an eight-month, ballistic missile defense deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. 
Ordnance is transferred from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). 
The MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is test fired. Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting unit-level training.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Emmanuel Gedeon leads Sailors during a flight deck drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).


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