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WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) takes part in an underway-replenishment with the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during Annual Exercise (AE) 16 while the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to come alongside. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)

YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Greece, Spain, Japan

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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Sailors return catapult deck plates to position following maintenance and inspection on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Sailors return catapult deck plates to position following maintenance and inspection on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Firefighters assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay conduct a training exercise on a class A live fire trainer as part of a demonstration for host nation firefighters. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Firefighters assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay conduct a training exercise on a class A live fire trainer as part of a demonstration for host nation firefighters. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors conduct a freshwater wash down aboard USS Ross (DDG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors conduct a freshwater wash down aboard USS Ross (DDG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joins the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 73) and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for a tactical maneuvering exercise during Annual Exercise (AE) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joins the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 73) and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for a tactical maneuvering exercise during Annual Exercise (AE) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, Detachment Rota, along with explosive ordnance disposal units from Spain and Germany, fast rope out of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter during Exercise Magre 2015-2 aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Krysta Murray)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8, Detachment Rota, along with explosive ordnance disposal units from Spain and Germany, fast rope out of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter during Exercise Magre 2015-2 aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Krysta Murray)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its 5-inch gun during live fire exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its 5-inch gun during live fire exercises. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is underway during Annual Exercise (AE) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is underway during Annual Exercise (AE) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) moors at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) moors at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) takes part in an underway-replenishment with the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during Annual Exercise (AE) 16 while the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to come alongside. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) takes part in an underway-replenishment with the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during Annual Exercise (AE) 16 while the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) prepares to come alongside. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)

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