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ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Mutsu Bay, 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.

ARABIAN GULF: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) conduct visit, board, search and seizure operations aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) conduct visit, board, search and seizure operations aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
DJIBOUTI: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, pulls into the Port of Djibouti escorted by Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 Sea Ark patrol boats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn/Released)
DJIBOUTI: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, pulls into the Port of Djibouti escorted by Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 Sea Ark patrol boats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 unloads cargo to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast-combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 unloads cargo to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Two F/A-18E Super Hornets undergo preliminary checks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Theodore Quintana/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Two F/A-18E Super Hornets undergo preliminary checks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Theodore Quintana/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, utility departs the well deck of the amphibious dock ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, utility departs the well deck of the amphibious dock ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
MUTSU BAY: A mine-neutralizing vehicle (MNV) is lowered into the water during minesweeping operations aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)
MUTSU BAY: A mine-neutralizing vehicle (MNV) is lowered into the water during minesweeping operations aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Screwtops of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 taxis on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Screwtops of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 taxis on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, during its third mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, during its third mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducts a firing exercise of the MK 45/5-inch lightweight gun at a surface target during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Pearl/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducts a firing exercise of the MK 45/5-inch lightweight gun at a surface target during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Pearl/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion from Assault Craft Unit 4 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Austin/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion from Assault Craft Unit 4 enters the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Austin/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 undergoes preliminary checks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Theodore Quintana/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 undergoes preliminary checks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Theodore Quintana/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 conducts a vertical replenishment on the forecastle aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gerald Dudley Reynolds/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 conducts a vertical replenishment on the forecastle aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gerald Dudley Reynolds/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to USS Carney (DDG 64) conduct small boat operations while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Personnel Specialist Galen Draper/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to USS Carney (DDG 64) conduct small boat operations while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Personnel Specialist Galen Draper/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) to begin a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Murray/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) to begin a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Murray/Released)

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