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GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – France, Korea, Spain

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.

GUAM: U. S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 land and retrieve their parachutes in Guam after a high altitude-low opening parachute jump. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Harvey)
GUAM: U. S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 land and retrieve their parachutes in Guam after a high altitude-low opening parachute jump. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Harvey)
ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
ROTA, Spain: USS Porter (DDG 78) moored in Rota, Spain for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, from Clinton, Iowa, prepares for landing in an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 onto USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tomas Compian/ Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, from Clinton, Iowa, prepares for landing in an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 onto USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tomas Compian/ Released)
TOULON, France: USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrives in Toulon, France for a scheduled port visit. Springfield, a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
TOULON, France: USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrives in Toulon, France for a scheduled port visit. Springfield, a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Proud Warriors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, lands on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, lands on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors, assigned to the Crash and Salvage division of Air department, stand watch in a P-25 fire fighting truck on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors, assigned to the Crash and Salvage division of Air department, stand watch in a P-25 fire fighting truck on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
ROTA, Spain: The 5-inch gun aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) dries after receiving a fresh coat of paint during a scheduled port visit in Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
ROTA, Spain: The 5-inch gun aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) dries after receiving a fresh coat of paint during a scheduled port visit in Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 takes off of USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 takes off of USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: USS Decatur (DDG 73) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet headquarters in Busan for a planning conference and routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)
BUSAN, Republic of Korea: USS Decatur (DDG 73) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet headquarters in Busan for a planning conference and routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team operate a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) alongside guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation above USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an air-power demonstration.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation above USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an air-power demonstration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard)

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