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REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 conduct a patrol in the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Perry Lafoe/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Bay of Bengal, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf

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.

ARABIAN GULF:  A ridged hull inflatable boat, launched from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), participates in a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A ridged hull inflatable boat, launched from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), participates in a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)  lands on a beach.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) lands on a beach. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
737MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors fire an air slug from a mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) Feb. 11, 2016. Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U. S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors fire an air slug from a mark 32 surface vessel torpedo tube aboard USS Carney (DDG 64). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the “Wallbangers” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas Gooley/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to the “Wallbangers” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas Gooley/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND:  Sailors assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) operate a 7-meter open cabin rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) off the coast of Thailand as part of an amphibious capabilities demonstration in support of Cobra Gold (CG) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: Sailors assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) operate a 7-meter open cabin rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) off the coast of Thailand as part of an amphibious capabilities demonstration in support of Cobra Gold (CG) 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits Suva Harbor as the ship pulls into Suva, Fiji for a scheduled port visit.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Janie Baird/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits Suva Harbor as the ship pulls into Suva, Fiji for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Janie Baird/Released)
REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 conduct a patrol in the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Perry Lafoe/Released)
REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI: Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 conduct a patrol in the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Perry Lafoe/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Arabian Gulf during a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Arabian Gulf during a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Working party Sailors use punt boat Freedom 3 to collect debris from the water under an aircraft elevator of America's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Xander Gamble/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: Working party Sailors use punt boat Freedom 3 to collect debris from the water under an aircraft elevator of America’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Xander Gamble/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) conducts a close in weapons system pre-aim calibration fire. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) conducts a close in weapons system pre-aim calibration fire. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
SAIKAI CITY, Japan: A Naval Beach Unit 7 Landing Craft Air-Cushion on the water in Sasebo Bay.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)
SAIKAI CITY, Japan: A Naval Beach Unit 7 Landing Craft Air-Cushion on the water in Sasebo Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) off the coast of Crete, Greece. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) off the coast of Crete, Greece. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)

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