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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Black Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Indian 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 off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, 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.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Adam Wendt signals to the pilot of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 48 Detachment 2 before takeoff from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Wendt signals to the pilot of an SH-60B Sea Hawk before takeoff from the flight deck of USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).
The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) and the Turkish frigate TCG Turgutries (F-241) conduct a tactical maneuvering exercise.
BLACK SEA: USS Taylor (FFG 50) and the Turkish frigate TCG Turgutries (F-241) conduct a tactical maneuvering exercise.
Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Jeffery Fischer jumps from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 during search and rescue swimmer training with the Arliegh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
YELLOW SEA: Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Jeffery Fischer jumps from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during search and rescue swimmer training with USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Thailand after being anchored in the Gulf of Thailad for a three-day port visit.
GULF OF THAILAND: U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs Thailand after being anchored in the Gulf of Thailad for a three-day port visit.
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) raise a rigid-hull inflatable boat onto the ship.
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors assigned to USS Nitze (DDG 94) raise a rigid-hull inflatable boat onto the ship.

 

 

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