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IWO TO, Japan: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, practices a touch-and-go landing during field carrier landing practice at Iwo To, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Suez Canal, Djibouti, Japan

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.

SUEZ CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Suez Canal, as seen from a machine gun mount aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Suez Canal, as seen from a machine gun mount aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, transits toward the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: A landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, transits toward the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Cmdr. Sean Grunwell is hoisted off the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) after his change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Cmdr. Sean Grunwell is hoisted off the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) after his change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, 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-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, 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)
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga: The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga: The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prepares to moor pierside during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill/Released)
IWO TO, Japan: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, practices a touch-and-go landing during field carrier landing practice at Iwo To, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
IWO TO, Japan: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, practices a touch-and-go landing during field carrier landing practice at Iwo To, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An eleven-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), maneuvers during small boat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Caracci/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Fredrick Allen directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Fredrick Allen directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jordan Twiss/Released)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 (NMCB 22) and Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, assigned to the San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) unloads equipment off Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 43 and 62, on the beach of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Drae Parker/Released)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 (NMCB 22) and Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, assigned to the San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) unloads equipment off Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 43 and 62, on the beach of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Drae Parker/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) transits the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) transits the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

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