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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Japan, Marmara Sea

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.

<strong>ARABIAN GULF</strong>: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
ARABIAN GULF: Landing Craft Utility (LCU)1655 approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during well deck operations.
ARABIAN GULF: Landing Craft Utility (LCU)1655 approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during well deck operations.
MARMARA SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) enters the Marmara Sea after departing the Black Sea.
MARMARA SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) enters the Marmara Sea after departing the Black Sea.
SASEBO, Japan:  Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo for an inspection from the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey.
SASEBO, Japan: Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo for an inspection from the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.
 ARABIAN GULF: Sailors fire M9 pistols in during a ship's reaction force training course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors fire M9 pistols in during a ship’s reaction force training course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Airman Jordan Goldberg, left, from Philadelphia, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Janmelvin Pedroza, from Los Angeles, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Nicholas Studer,  from Kittitas, Wash., perform maintenance on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Airman Jordan Goldberg, left, from Philadelphia, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Janmelvin Pedroza, from Los Angeles, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Nicholas Studer, from Kittitas, Wash., perform maintenance on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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