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BISMARCK SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 transits the Bismarck Sea en route to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville, Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Pagenkopf/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Bismarck Sea, Red Sea, Mediterranean 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.

BISMARCK SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 transits the Bismarck Sea en route to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville, Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Pagenkopf/Released)
BISMARCK SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 transits the Bismarck Sea en route to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville, Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Pagenkopf/Released)
JORDAN: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Brian Cain, left, shows Lt. Cmdr. Bethany Busch demonstrates the capabilities of the Talon robot during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 16.  (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)
JORDAN: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Brian Cain, left, shows Lt. Cmdr. Bethany Busch demonstrates the capabilities of the Talon robot during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 16. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released)
GAETA, Italy: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returns to Gaeta, Italy, after a thirty day scheduled shipyard maintenance period in Rijeka, Croatia. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike Wright/Released)
GAETA, Italy: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returns to Gaeta, Italy, after a thirty day scheduled shipyard maintenance period in Rijeka, Croatia. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike Wright/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors return to the Coastal Patrol Ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) in a rigid hull inflatable boat after conducting a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 16.  (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Scott/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors return to the Coastal Patrol Ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) in a rigid hull inflatable boat after conducting a visit, board, search and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 16. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Scott/Released)
TOWNSVILLE, Australia: Aircrew and maintenance personnel assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet for a close air support training mission at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville, Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Pagenkopf/Released)
TOWNSVILLE, Australia: Aircrew and maintenance personnel assigned to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 prepare to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet for a close air support training mission at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville, Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Pagenkopf/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Commanding Officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Capt. Matt Paradise, poses for a photo during a swim call. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Don Patton/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Commanding Officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), Capt. Matt Paradise, poses for a photo during a swim call. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Don Patton/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan T. Miller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Patriots” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan T. Miller/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) pulls into Souda Bay, Greece.  (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) pulls into Souda Bay, Greece. (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
RED SEA: Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat during man overboard recovery training. (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 during man overboard recovery training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
KANAGAWA, Japan: Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, top, leads members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron, during a week-long Benkyoukai exercise in an effort to increase operational effectiveness between the United States Navy and JASDF. (U.S. Navy photo by LT Christian Frasher/Released)
KANAGAWA, Japan: Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, top, leads members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron, during a week-long Benkyoukai exercise in an effort to increase operational effectiveness between the United States Navy and JASDF. (U.S. Navy photo by LT Christian Frasher/Released)

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