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EASTERN COAST OKINAWA: Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) help recover Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the ship’s well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Philippine 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.

EASTERN COAST OKINAWA: Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) help recover Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the ship’s well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)
EASTERN COAST OKINAWA: Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) help recover Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the ship’s well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Valiant-class yard tugboat USS Seminole (YT 805) passes the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Valiant-class yard tugboat USS Seminole (YT 805) passes the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA:  Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Emmanuel Bonsu, from Accra, Ghana, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 on USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Emmanuel Bonsu, from Accra, Ghana, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 on USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) board a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) board a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
YOKOSUKA,HARBOR, Japan: Sailors attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), take on ammunition while anchored out in Yokosuka Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Kirkjohnson/ Released)
YOKOSUKA,HARBOR, Japan: Sailors attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), take on ammunition while anchored out in Yokosuka Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Kirkjohnson/ Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777) pulls into Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777) pulls into Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 delivers ammunition from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) to USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tomas Compian/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 delivers ammunition from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) to USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tomas Compian/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors launch an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors launch an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The 7th Fleet amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs on its Spring 2016 patrol cycle of the 7th Fleet area of operations after completing a six-month selected restricted availability maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The 7th Fleet amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departs on its Spring 2016 patrol cycle of the 7th Fleet area of operations after completing a six-month selected restricted availability maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Proud Warriors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, takes off from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, takes off from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails through the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cole C. Pielop / Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails through the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cole C. Pielop / Released)

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