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Okinawa, Japan: A Navy MH-60S Seahawk belonging to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 takes off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer)

Your Navy Operating Forward – South China Sea, Souda Bay, Tokyo Bay

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.

TOKYO BAY: Sailors, aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), moor the boat to the pier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
TOKYO BAY: Sailors, aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), moor the boat to the pier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
Okinawa, Japan: A Navy MH-60S Seahawk belonging to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 takes off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer)
OKINAWA, JAPAN: A Navy MH-60S Seahawk belonging to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 takes off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: USS Carney (DDG 64) sails off the coast of Greece. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
SOUDA BAY, GREECE: USS Carney (DDG 64) sails off the coast of Greece. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lindsay A. Preston/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lindsay A. Preston/Released)
OTARU, Japan: Snow falls as the minesweeper USS Patriot (MCM 7) pulls into Otaru, Japan for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan Delcore/Released)
OTARU, JAPAN: Snow falls as the minesweeper USS Patriot (MCM 7) pulls into Otaru, Japan for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan Delcore/Released)
ARABIAN GULF" An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, prepares to land aboard dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) following a vertical replenishment with aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, prepares to land aboard dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) following a vertical replenishment with aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarks the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarks the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
TOKYO BAY: Sailors, aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), moor the boat to the pier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
TOKYO BAY: Sailors, aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), moor the boat to the pier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Harbor Security, perform a routine patrol of Souda Bay aboard a 36-foot patrol boat.  U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
SOUDA BAY, GREECE: Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Harbor Security, perform a routine patrol of Souda Bay aboard a 36-foot patrol boat. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
Okinawa, JAPAN: Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility after embarking Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David Levy/Released)
OKINAWA, JAPAN: Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility after embarking Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. David Levy/Released)

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