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YOKOSUKA, Japan: The color guard aboard the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) rehearse for a change of command ceremony slated for April 12. Capt. Michael Donnelly will assume command from Capt. Chris E. Bolt, the current commanding officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eduardo T. Otero/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Polaris Point, Souda Bay, Red 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.

GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, launches from the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jose Jaen/Released
GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, launches from the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jose Jaen/Released
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18 Hornet, flown by Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder, top, commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, and an F/A-18 Super Hornet fly over the waters surrounding guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Hawley/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18 Hornet, flown by Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder, top, commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, and an F/A-18 Super Hornet fly over the waters surrounding guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Hawley/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), departs Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), departs Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Knight Hawk, assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 23, lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric C. Burgett/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An MH-60S Knight Hawk, assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 23, lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric C. Burgett/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The color guard aboard the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) rehearse for a change of command ceremony slated for April 12. Capt. Michael Donnelly will assume command from Capt. Chris E. Bolt, the current commanding officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eduardo T. Otero/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The color guard aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) rehearse for a change of command ceremony slated for April 12. Capt. Michael Donnelly will assume command from Capt. Chris E. Bolt, the current commanding officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eduardo T. Otero/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The color guard aboard the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) rehearse for a change of command ceremony slated for April 12. Capt. Michael Donnelly will assume command from Capt. Chris E. Bolt, the current commanding officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eduardo T. Otero/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The color guard aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) rehearse for a change of command ceremony slated for April 12. Capt. Michael Donnelly will assume command from Capt. Chris E. Bolt, the current commanding officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eduardo T. Otero/Released)
RED SEA: Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
RED SEA: Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: Sailors aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) man the rails as the ship returns from deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Allen Michael McNair/Released)
POLARIS POINT, Guam: Sailors aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) man the rails as the ship returns from deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Allen Michael McNair/Released)
ARABIAN GULF:  An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, prepares to land on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. (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 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)
SASEBO, Japan: Deck department Sailors paint the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released.)
SASEBO, Japan: Deck department Sailors paint the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released.)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) comes alongside fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) comes alongside fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)

 

 

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